windemere: (golf)
You've heard the refrain. He'll 'make America great again'. And the 'oh, that's just compaigning. He'll calm down when he's in office' and 'we should give him a chance' and 'it won't be that bad'.

Humans have been deluding themselves since the beginning of time, but I don't think we have an example this good since Hitler. And don't get me started on those comparisons (some are valid, some are not).

What I do know is that my daily feeling since January 20th has gone back and forth between horror and fear...and 'I told you so'. I really wish I didn't have to say that. I really wish it hadn't turned out this way. But 26% of the voting populace voted for this. And whether they thought it would calm down, or not be so bad, or they are still out there cheering him on doesn't matter. They caused this. And the people who protest voted in favour of independents caused this. And the people who couldn't be bothered to vote caused this. And here we are.

And I live in Canada, so there's not much I can do. But I CAN speak out. I can be sick at what is happening. I can show my support for all the people he is harming. And I can make very sure, personally, that I don't contribute to the same happening in Canada.

Speak up. Protest (online, in person). Stand up with others. Protect. Donate. There are plenty of things you can do, even if you can't legally vote in the US. And as citizens of the world, it's our responsibility to do everything we can. This can NEVER be allowed to happen again.
windemere: (Bartlet)
It's that day that I wake up and get to actually consider the fact that it's okay! Sanity, common sense and reason prevailed! We get another four years of things maybe not getting worse in Canada. The rest of the world is happy.

Oh, it could have gone so very sideways. Though Colorado? Not on my to-live list anymore.

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