This is the kind of post that NO ONE should put on social media.
Neither popular blogger nor totally anonymous blogger (me).
But we already know that I have no blogging common sense so...
HERE WE GO.
Whenever the opposite party wins a vote,
opposition voters proclaim:
"OUR COUNTRY IS GOING TO SHIT!"
But usually by the end of term,
the country is not in shit.
It has survived.
We are all alive and living in our jobs and our homes and IT'S OK.
When Obama was elected,
there were outcries of EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE RUINED.
8 years later and we're still here.
(Fair, there was an epic stock market crash, but that was from a housing bubble that began in the 90s and expanded through multiple presidencies)
Now, I'm going to be THAT person.
THAT person we all roll our eyes at.
(So commence eye rolling now...)
And I'm being that person in HOPES
that in 4 years you throw this post back in my face
"HAHAHAHA, everything was fine.
CHILL THE F**K out."
Please say it to me.
(Ok fair, no one is going to waste a good bookmark on this shitty post but STILL...
Humor me, I've been drinking all night)
Things I fear:
- A Muslim Holocaust
- Mass Latino deportation
- Nuclear fallout from severed foreign relations
- A police brutality state
(In short, I fear that we will become Nazi Germany)
Now, if at the end of 4 years,
none of these have happened,
I am ok.
I am not going to move to Canada
(although Natasha makes it very appealing).
This is why our country is great,
we have a BALANCE OF POWER.
Senate and Congress can balance the outcomes.
(Of course there are other things I fear like repealing gay rights and repealing progressive health care, but those are recent steps forward, the repeal of which does not shake me to my core. I also fear another stock market crash but we've proven we can survive that.)
So yes, to those who vote for Trump,
I give a bow.
I didn't think you had it,
but you did it.
I do not despise you.
(And I hope you don't despise me,
Which you shouldn't,
Because winners usually don't despise losers,
They just laugh at them)
You had an amazing win.
And we all had our reasons for voting.
I acknowledge that one of the main points of Trump was to elect a pro-life judge which
I AM OK WITH,
(although I think there are other ways to reduce abortion rates,
but that's a totally different post which I shall NEVER write - PLEASE hold me to that!).
So in the end,
the election is done.
I did my part.
It didn't work out.
I hope that my worst fears are never recognized.
I hope that when 4 years ends,
I laugh and say:
"Ok, that was fine.
We are all good."
Let me nurse my wine hangover.
And let me now do my part to love.