Wednesday, November 09, 2016

CONDOLENCES TO AMERICA, TO THE WORLD



CONDOLENCES TO AMERICA, TO THE WORLD.

Victory for the racists, the mysoginists, the wall-builders, hate-mongers, fear-mongers, the fascists, gun-toters, bullies, demagogues, egomaniacs, money-worshippers, the ignorant of and indifferent to everything beyond their own barbed wire-protected enclave.

Courage to everyone else.

I want to quote from a post today by James Brush in Austin, Texas:

So what now? I’ve been teaching for 17 years, trying--often not succeeding, but trying--to work against casual bigotry, bullying, incuriosity, anti-intellectualism and white man entitlement. How does one go on now? How does one try to say to our kids--especially the gay, hispanic, immigrant, black, and girls--that our schools are “no place for hate” when our country clearly is. That so many revel in it.

How do we explain to our son that a man who makes fun of other people for being different, who based his campaign on the idea that so many of the people we know, care about and love do not count because they are of different races and ethnicities, they are LGBTQ, they come from different corners of the world, and have different religions or none can use this ugly message to win the presidency? That so many people are ok with this. I’m not sure what to say or do.
But dammit, I’m going high. And on the side of love.




4 comments:

Nasreen Iqbal said...

We're going to be okay.

I am very concerned.

But I'm not going to let myself get down or panicked.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Nasreen, I wish you well.

Should Fish More said...

Yeah, thing is, there were a bit more than 59 million of US citizens voted for him. After a year of hearing his racist, woman-hating and xenophobic bullshit.

Frankly, I think they're going to get exactly what they deserve, the same thing that thousands of his employees, contractors and partners over business dealings got: shafted.

I just wish my kids and grandkids didn't have to live through this demagogue's reign.

Mike

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Mike, that's the worst part of it, the fact that so many voted for him in spite of his stinks-to-high-heaven noxious bullshit. Maybe they'll wake up to what they unleashed when reality hits the fan.