But, I feel like this needs to be said. I know that a grand total of 3 people (maybe) will read this, but I feel like this is something that is incredibly important to say.
Donald Trump has been elected the President of the United States.
Yeah, the guy from the Apprentice.
He’s the President.
And he is… a horrific person, to say the least. Apparently, the majority of the population decided that it was okay to give power to a man who thinks it’s okay to sexually harass women because he’s rich and famous. We think it’s a good idea to give the nuclear codes to a man who couldn’t be trusted with the password to his own Twitter account. We gave power to a man who stated that Muslims should be registered and forced to carry a special ID and be monitored. We, as the American people, decided this was all a great freaking idea.
Because you were afraid of a lady taking away your big guns.
You were afraid of a lady who wanted to make the country better.
You were afraid of a lady who was proven in court to be not guilty of her scandal.
Now, I’m not a fan of either of these people. I didn’t want to vote for either of them. And it’s sad that when I walked into my polling place, I had to think “Okay, gun to my head, who would I rather be in power?”
The answer was not Donald Trump.
Now, we play the waiting game. Wait for him to flip out and ruin something. Wait for him to realize that it will be incredibly difficult for him to keep any of the promises he made. Wait for him to try to take total control. To end women’s voting rights. To end marriage equality. We wait.
And we hope.
And we love.
And we carry on.
That’s all we can do. We can carry on. We can continue to love. We can continue to try to make the world a better place. And if the worst comes for us, we will fight. We will defend ourselves, our brothers, our sisters. We will fight. If there is anything I can tell anyone who is struggling with the decision that has been made or is sitting in fear for their future, I would tell them that we will fight when we need to. We will not let this tear us down. We will not fall. We will not be torn apart. We will not be silenced.
He wanted the position. He gets everything that comes with it. Including us, the lovers and the fighters who will not stand being drug back in time.