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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The day after

I wrote a post about waiting for the sea of red to turn blue last night, and how it never happened, and instead Trump's glowering face proliferated, winning state after state. I wrote about the grief and dismay and bewilderment I feel this morning, and the sense of being endangered. I wrote about reading Elie Wiesel's book Night, and looking for clues. Best to be prepared should resistance become necessary. But then my computer froze and I lost the whole post and I don't have the internal resources left to recreate it. I will only say for the record, Hillary Clinton's concession speech this morning was composed, gracious and classy. She would have made a remarkable Commander-in-chief. But that will never be. Someone wrote on Facebook: "Barack Obama is still president today." I thought: Focus on that. Only that. It will get you through this day.

8 comments:

  1. You are so right, I totally agree! The words are missing.

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  2. Would HIllary have been a better choice….we shall never know! I am not really interested in politics, and certainly don't understand US politics. In this country though, no one who had never held political office could suddenly be in charge of the whole shebang! I t seems to have been a close run thing, and I hope that we/you don't now have the nearly half of the population whose candidate didn't make it making a big fuss, like we did, and still do, have here in UK regarding " Brexit". Comment on local radio at the moment ( 8.30am) is saying people are shocked and disbelieving at the result. Worst piece of news this century one man is just saying.

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  3. Absolutely stunned. And terrified. All of it.

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  4. Today, a man I know who is a Syrian refugee told me to be brave and strong. We have to be in this together. I have cried so much and will cry some more but right now I want to be brave and strong.

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  5. I also appreciated her speech. Now I'm waiting for the shock to wear off! I was so convinced it could never happen... *sigh*

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  6. Jesus Christ, today was even harder than last night.

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  7. Things have been very difficult the past few days. I've been very angry and mostly at my family who all voted Trump. That hurts the most. I feel like an outsider and am taking it personally. On Wednesday I talked with my students about the outcome of the election. Actually, I just listened. I recorded their responses when I realized how impactful they were. One student simply stated, "I feel sad because I am Mexican." Way to go USA. He is not in danger of being deported because his family are not "illegal", he just feels sad about who he is. And the same goes with the black and Spanish students. Those wonderful children you met have the weight of the world upon their little shoulders. And I can't even tell them things will be okay because I don't believe they will be okay. At least not in the next 4 years.

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