This morning when I woke up, it hit me again: Trump is President of the US. I feel so sick. He promises to make America great again. It's done now. We can't change it. Not that we could anyway here, only Americans could vote! (So unfair... seeing as it effects us all.) Anyway I just wanted to make a comment because I can see from my Facebook feed that lots of us are feeling devastated.
I am guttered because it seems (from here at the bottom of the world) that someone is in power who does not respect Muslims, Immigrants, Women, Disabled, LGBTQ folk, and All People of Colour. What kind of message does this send to both those of us who fit in these groups and those people who think we are inferior. How do I explain this to my children?
But then I have been thinking though that maybe Trump will make America great again. You know how if you exercise, your muscles get stronger? well maybe having someone like Trump in power will make people really have to stand up for what is right. Maybe it will make all of us, wherever we are in the world speak out when we see injustice or inequality. This would make not only America but also the world great again.
What say we all dust ourselves down and look around us and see how WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE? how great would that be! It looks like at least half of the people in America voted for Hilary. That's 59,595,319 Americans who believe in human rights, respect and dignity. Let's stand with them. Let's not write off America because of the 59,370,534 who voted for Trump.
So here's where I am at right now. To all my friends in America, we are disappointed, we are sad. I stand with you. I love and respect you. Let's all make America great again (and therefore the world because it effects all of us).