To say I am sad, scared, or even devastated would be to minimize what I am feeling today. I believe in the power of love, and good over evil. I have always felt there was more good in the world than bad.
When at eighteen I was raped and nearly strangled to death by a stranger who broke into my place of business, I refused to allow the actions of one sick individual to color my view of the world. I remained strong in my belief that we as a group were so much better than that.
Last night this country voted into office a man who has bragged about assaulting women. A man endorsed by the KKK. A man scheduled to go on trial next month for raping a 13 year old girl, repeatedly. I thought we were better than this. I thought we had evolved. I had faith in the greater good and the human spirit.
You can say the political system is broken and I can only agree. How endorsing a candidate who has gleefully made fun of the disabled, indulged in the most juvenile name calling imaginable, and been sued too many times to count is going to change that, I can’t imagine.
I want to have faith that what is happening in this country is a distortion of how we really are. That we are better than this. I know this does not reflect who I am as an individual, but today that is the only thing I know.