It's Just the Beginning
To everyone who said, "At least it's all over now," it's not. It's just beginning.
To everyone who said, "He's a great businessman," he's not. He's a famous one because he has a big mouth. America is not Trump International (yet).
To everyone who said, "I'm going to write in Harambe," you spat on the right to participate in democracy that not 100 years ago women were being jailed in their fight for.
To everyone who said, "It's between the lesser of two evils," you are plain wrong. He is evil. Being technologically un-savvy is not evil. Sexually assaulting women is.
To everyone who said that Donald Trump's behavior and words over the last 18 months were less important than Clinton's email questions that were cleared by the FBI twice, I hope you hold yourself and your company to a higher standard than you hold our next president to.
To everyone who said, "She's a crook," I hope you're smart enough to know that he had been awaiting trial for sexual assault for the latter part of the campaign. I hope you're smart enough to know that the only reason he doesn't have a mile-long rap sheet of war crimes is because he has never been in a position of elected political power EVER.
To everyone who said that Donald Trump could lead this country on unfounded, impossible promises that fly in the face of the very fabric of American government, I hope you understand that his opponent was one of the most qualified candidates this nation has ever seen, and to many Americans, her biggest and most egregious flaw was in her being a woman.
To everyone who said, "I'm voting for Trump because he tells it like it is," I wonder if you value that so much in a person that you're able to go up to your Muslim, black, gay, or female fellow Americans and tell them like it is too. If that's such an important part of things, put your money where your mouth is. Or, maybe you'll realize that "telling it like it is" is actually not at all a good quality for a world leader who must have diplomatic relations with other leaders and that was a stupid reason to vote for a big-mouth bigot. Vote him to the desk on a morning talk show, not the Oval Office.
To everyone who wanted this to happen, or who didn't care enough to make it not happen, I hope you're happy with the next four years.
To everyone else, after this posts I'm burying my head in the sand for a few days. But when I come back up, let's figure out how to stay the course and fight the fight for our friends, ourselves, and our rights together.