I’ve never in my life been ashamed of being an American, however today with the election of Donald J. Trump as president I’m not only ashamed to be an American I’m also afraid.
Those who elected this misogynistic, racist, homophobic, piece of human refuse did not care who they had to throw under the bus to elect him. In their rush to “Make America Great Again”they forgot everything that makes America great. They glibly condemned their neighbors and family members to persecution by the worst dregs of American society, the KKK, homophobes, and religious zealots.
Those who voted third party or chose not to vote at all, because they didn’t like Hillary are equally as guilty of promoting this outcome. You share in the blame too. Don’t think that those of us who suffer will forget your betrayal…you are just as accountable as those who voted for Trump.
I’d like to hope that things will be ok, that my husband and I will be able to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary (assuming that our marriage isn’t annulled by the state of TX as soon as Trump is in office), without being attacked by those who’ve become emboldened by their victory and decide to “Make America Great Again” by gay bashing us. I’d like to believe we’re going to be ok, and that we will come out of this dark time intact, but I see so much hate from the Trump voters that I’m genuinely in fear of being attacked just because I’m gay. I’m fearful for my friends of color, for immigrants, and for the less fortunate who will be trampled under the policies of the Trump regime.
To those of you who want to tell me “it’s ok, don’t worry”, I wholeheartedly want to tell you to fuck off. I’m angry, I’m hurt, and I’m scared…that makes me someone not to be messed with. I’ve lost all faith in humanity, in civility, and in this country.