I've been sitting with this for a while feeling absolutely numb with fear, and I don't know that I'm ever going to get more ready to speak about this tragedy. So here goes.

Newsflash: There is NO. SUCH. THING. as supporting Trump JUST "for change" or JUST " for the economy". By voting for him over his opponent PERIOD, you are endorsing blatant racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and pretty much any prejudice you can think of. You can't separate Trump's promises for change from his promises for white supremacy, because they are one in the same. Importantly, It's not even white male supremacy, because a majority of white women voted for Trump. Not a plurality, a majority. It's absolutely despicable.

So, no. I'm not going to "be reasonable" and just "spread love" and "listen to others" today. I'm going to be sad. I'm going to be scared. I'm going to be surprised. I'm going to be appalled. I'm going to be angry. I'm going to hope that I can find it within myself to start organizing so that future generations never live through an election like this one. So many of us now feel that part or all of our identities put us in danger. Today is a dark day. Please take care of yourselves.


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