Billy Bragg – Accident Waiting to Happen
Yesterday evening was the first time since about 9pm on Tuesday that I didn’t feel like I was about to either break down in big, ugly, gulping sobs, or throw up. That calm was short-lived as Sunday morning brought the video of Kate McKinnon on SNL as Hillary Clinton singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. 😢 Followed by reports of Orange 45’s cabinet appointments. 😨😭 Talk about an accident waiting to happen. 😠
It’s a real roller coaster of emotions. I have read so many articles over the last couple of days, some that made me feel like I can handle it and I see a path forward and some that made me feel like we’re all fucked and oh god how do I raise children in a fascist regime? That’s not in the parenting books.
I’m sad. I’m so very sad that our country’s children have to grow up with the worst possible person as president. I’m sad that a tacky, ugly man will be the one to follow our dignified, classy Obama. I’m so sad to have the Obamas leave the White House and leave public life.
I’m scared. I’m scared of the violence against women, people of color and different religions. I’m scared rights will be stripped from anyone who isn’t a white wealthy man. I’m scared that we won’t be able to stop the horrible cabinet and court appointments. I’m scared there will be permanent damage to our democratic society and that our congress people will become so accustomed to the outrageousness that they allow us to slip into a fascist state. I’m really fucking scared of that. I’m scared of the rising alt-right all over the world.
I’m angry. Angry that the people who voted for him have so little concern for their fellow citizens that they were willing to unleash the Furies. Yes, I know some will claim they were voting for jobs or some other reason but shame on you for being so gullible as to believe a reality TV celebrity with no policies for actually creating jobs, who has never done anything for anyone but himself, will magically bring back jobs that automation has eliminated. I’m angry at anyone who is trying to normalize the incoming administration. I have a lot of anger to go around.
Where do we go from here and how do we get there?