First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.- Martin Niemoller
I am afraid, afraid of what the next 4 years will bring in the country that I love, the country that I was raised in, the country that I call home. I joked before this election that if I didn’t like the outcome I was fleeing to Canada or someplace else. That is not the case, I will stay and fight, fight for the country that I believe in. I will stand up for what I believe is right. I will speak up, speak up for the melting pot that this country is. This is what we are, and what we always have been, and 4 years of HIM, will NOT change that!!!
Edmund Burke said it as well: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. I for one will do something, whether it is to lobby my local representatives or work hard at the local level for what I believe in, you can bet your sweet ass I will do something!!
The night of the election I was pacing and generally worrying myself to death, I was on the phone with my dad and he said “there is nothing you can do about it now, we just have to let it play out, just turn the channel and find something else to watch”. My comment was “who made me this political? Who taught me to care as much as I do? You did!! And now I care about this, it is my future!”
As I watch his cabinet take shape I shake my head in disbelief and horror. At the same time realizing that there are people who voted for him. The “Anus Mouthed Leathery Tangerine” as the Liberal Redneck had termed him. He and his group of friends and cronies scare the living shit out of me. He sounds to me like a damn dictator, he has way too much money and the ability to throw it around with abandon.
He has tapped into the hate that has been bubbling under the surface for the last 8 years. The racism, and the redneck, good-ole boy network. Making them all excited that someone was gonna bring back those high paying jobs that were shipped overseas. Did no one notice his suits, ties and all his daughters clothing line is made in CHINA? He ran on a platform of LIES!!! As a smart, educated, liberal woman. I think it is time we shut that good-ole boy network down.