That's where we are and it's going to get worse.
I'm more than 70 years old and I can tell you with no hesitation or doubt that the man who now is the president of the United States is the most frightening and dangerous individual who has ever held that position in my lifetime. I suspect he's the absolute worst in the history of the U.S. but I haven't been around that long.
My wife is shocked and upset, I'm upset but not shocked. I had a pretty good suspicion that Clinton would lose. The flow of the society in the U.S. has been trending toward some sort of open eruption of white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalistic and imperialistic horror for quite some time and now it's here.
If you've followed this blog, I was writing about such stuff 2 years ago, here's a link from a year ago, and another link from the same time period. But...being aware of what's brewing doesn't do much except preclude my being shocked.
The enactment of the ban on immigration from some countries by the president is, I fear, just the beginning of what is likely to be a long and awful line of acts that unravel the myth that many held about this being the land of "liberty and justice for all".
It's never been that and it never will be that unless the majority of people here, mainly the white people, decide for that to be true and do the work that it will take to make it true. That will be painful and difficult and I really don't know whether we white people have what it takes to do the job.
Every day that the bigoted fools are in power means that more effort will be required to stop the damage.
The new phrase for lying from this administration is "alternative facts". We're in for a long siege of "alternative facts" and horrid deeds.
Get ready for lots of "political language"...and suffering and death.
Resist. Support and protect those in all marginalized groups. And, stay safe, if you can.
(Note: if you voted for the man who is president, and we survive all this, don't vote anymore...ever...please. Your judgement is so deeply flawed that remediation is unlikely and even if you do achieve some remediation...well...you've screwed up so badly that proper atonement would, at a minimum, mean you never ever vote again. Jeez.)
(As always, I'm floundering around
trying to figure this stuff out and...I'm limited by my being socially
positioned as a white male...therefore...my comprehension/understanding
is necessarily constrained by that positioning. So, any omissions,
errors or screw-ups you might detect in this post and that you're
willing to let me know about will be respectfully appreciated. Thank