Well, America — you got what you wished for. And now the vulgarians are at the gate.
This blog is not about politics. But the vitriol, racism and sexism unleashed during this election are unprecedented, and I can’t in good conscience refrain from comment.
Clearly, we have a lot of work to do. The Trump victory shines a spotlight on the dismal lack of education in our country — a discouraging number of voters who have never learned either civics or civility. Voters who can’t tell when they’re being manipulated by lies and innuendo. Voters who think a charlatan with no history of helping another human being is going to make their lives better. Voters who think “different” means “enemy”.
Black, brown, Muslim, Jewish, Latino, college-educated, LGBT, female… all our rights are at risk. We’ll have to stand together over the next four years to make sure our voices are heard, our needs are met, and that this is a one-term setback for progress, not a wholesale abandonment of American values. We’ll have to create a unified coalition to unseat the politics of hatred once and for all.
Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less.
This should be a wake-up call for everyone. And if you supported Trump, take a good look in the mirror. The America your “victory” has created is about to become a dangerous and unpleasant place to live. For you, too.