I know, I understand.
November 9th was a shit day for most people.
For me, it was like I’d been stabbed in the back. I couldn’t believe it had happened. I thought it was a nightmare I’d wake up from.
The feeling I had was being reiterated by people all over the world. People took to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram… and they voiced their fears. They expressed how they were so shocked at what had happened.
Now, I’m not too sure what Trumps policies are … all that sticks with me is that wall he wants to build… That isn’t a good thing, Trump.
Also, the fact his name rhymes with pump and it gives me a giggle every now and then.
Admittedly, you really don’t want someone with such misogynistic, racist and homophobic views to be leader of the free world. It really seems like a novel George Orwell would write. 1984 is coming for us folks.
Seriously though, I really am frightened for every single minority in the US. I fear what will happen with Trump in power.
I’m not going to be extreme… I don’t think WW3 will start. I just think that everyone who is homophobic, racist and genuinely unaccepting will feel they have somewhere to voice what they think now. I guess, America is a place for free speech, and they can have an opinion…. but there is a different between freedom of speech and freedom of hate.
This election has chilling similarities to the result of brexit. Racism and xenophobia were on the rise after that. I believe the US will become a scary place for anyone who isn’t a white straight male… sorry to put it in such fine terms, but that is probably true.
However, the reaction is not to cause a backlash against these people. We have to show how you react to hate. You can only fight hate with love. We have to connect now and work together.
Love always trumps Hate.
(I didn’t do that on purpose, but I really wish I did).
I don’t think we understand how much love can accomplish. If you don’t believe me, take a look at history. Take a look at the movements that came together because people had a belief and they didn’t do it through hate.
They wanted to make a change and they made it through love.
We can’t hate… we can’t hate on people who are ignorant and don’t understand how great love is. The Black Eyed Peas produced a really great song on this, it is extremely well known… and if you don’t know it then you need to find it (Where is the love?)….
I don’t have much else to say now, just that choosing love is so important right now. We can’t let voices of hate overcome us and smother us.
We have to show how united we are, and that love will always win.
We can’t lose this battle.
Til next time, folks. Rachel ❤