My Pussy, My Choice.

My thoughts are too long for a Facebook status, so I’ll write them here instead. Last night, I witnessed Americans practice their rights to vote by choosing a candidate that perpetuates everything that we teach our children not to be. I am disappointed, saddened, and shocked because I so badly wanted to believe in the fact that “Love Trumps Hate.”

Tomorrow I will accept this loss gracefully but today, I’m going to be dramatic. I voted therefore it is my right to grieve and it is my right to wholeheartedly disagree.

As I watched the states blink red, I had literal tears in my eyes because I could not believe the margin that Trump was winning by. I fear the aftermath of this outcome because of the massive divide that is our country. I am deeply saddened because I was afraid that this would happen. Yet, I find myself shocked at the amount of closeted Trump supporters. I don’t understand. I can’t articulate my feelings eloquently enough to explain my despair.  I just know that this is the first in the three times that I’ve been able to vote, that I have cried at the results of the election.

I truly underestimated the ignorance of the American people. To vote for a man that has been endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan. To overlook his consistent disrespect towards women, the LGBTQ community, and minorities. A person who threatens to sue anyone that disagrees with him. When you hear people appropriating his behavior as lockeroom banter and therefore if Trump can do it than so can they. He mocked a handicap person! When Putin congratulates the win, and people aren’t concerned — I am truly shocked.

What is going on, America? Honestly? Have you lost your marbles while indulging in reality TV? Is this some sort of sick, twisted joke? Or are you all silently siding with a man that possess all those negative qualities because you truly believe that he can make America great again?

A friend of mine told me that a large percentage of Trump supporters voted for him because he is better than the alternative. I’m not here to persuade anyone to support my candidate but I can’t imagine throwing my vote for someone that I don’t fully believe in. Not to mention, seeing all that he is throughout the campaign trail, and the debate floor and to have the heart to overlook it. There is a lack of common sense when speaking about this election. You have people outweighing logical thinking for this lavish idea that America needs to rid political correctness in order to make change happen. I see these type of people. I am friends with these type of people. The folks that are “sorry not sorry” about offending people. The ones that are not sympathetic to the outpour of sorrowful cries because they think it’s “hilarious that people are so sad.” This is the attitude that has been implanting itself in our culture and I am not okay with that.

People are sad because they care. You’re happy because you care. When you can’t be graceful and show sympathy to those that are upset then you’re just terrible. I’m using poor language because I am so upset with our country right now. As a woman, and as a minority — I truly do feel that half the nation is against me. I can only imagine the equally devastating feelings from others that are outside of being “privileged.”

All I have left to say is that this is a disappointing time for America. No matter who you voted for, this has truly been an exhausting time. Especially now, for we must mourn our dignity that has be demolished by the hate train that is Donald Trump. Hopefully we’ll be able to recollect ourselves and do better. We deserve better.

“This is painful and it will be for a long time, but I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person, or even one election. It was about the country we love, and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted.” – Hillary Clinton

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