The Road Ahead

I am not a political person. I don’t get involved in political groups or activities. I just barely know the basics of the American political landscape. Politics bore me.

This presidential election was different. The outcome of this campaign was so fundamental to the very survival of so many Americans, that even the most uninterested person had to pay attention.

I was interested.

And when it was all over, I was devastated. I watched as the results started coming in and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I kept asking, “How is this happening?”

What that really meant was, how could so many people in this country vote for a sexist, racist, homophobic, tax-evading, hatemongering, vulgar, inappropriate, inexperienced, spoiled brat who sexually assaulted women and bragged about it?

I just can’t wrap my brain around that.

Regardless of how you feel about Hillary Clinton, by electing Trump, we’ve basically told the entire world that you can say and do anything you want and behave any way you want and you can still be president.healing-takes-courage-and-we-all-have-courage-even-if-we-have-to-dig-a-little-to-find-it-tori-amos

The implications of that are horrifying to think about.

I don’t want to go into a whole analysis of what just happened—there’s a lot of that already going on. I just wanted to express my grief, my anger, my shock and dismay, my fear, and the sense of oppression that I haven’t felt since my teen years.

We’re about to embark on a very dangerous road. There are many dark corners up ahead, and many bad people lurking in them, ready to jump out and hurt you.

Be careful out there, my friends. Check the dark corners, and look out for each other. We need to stick together more than ever.


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