A Dark Chapter

Today feels like the prologue to a dystopian novel. America has just elected a man who wants to torture terrorists and shoot their families; who wants to round Muslims up and put them in concentration camps; who wants to built a wall across the borders of his country; who thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese; who is going on trial accused of raping a child; who is accused of sexually harassing multiple women; who is going on trial for fraud; and who stirs up mobs with hate speech and vitriol.

I still don’t quite believe it. I’m worried what this means for the future, not just of the US but of the rest of the world too, because America has global influence. I can’t understand how anyone could vote for such a vile, racist, mysoginistic, ablist, homophobic, Islamophobic, monster.

I follow people on social media who live in the US and who are terrified or distraught or both over the results. There are people who are afraid for their lives because of this result.

If you are among those people, you have my sympathy. You are not alone. This may be dark right now, but you a lot of people are feeling what you’re feeling. Let’s survive this together.

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