Posted by: April Hawks | November 10, 2016

Time to Think

I am watching the television show Salem and drawing some interesting parallels to the election results. I have seen, since the ballots were counted, that some people see this as carte blanche to hurt those that are different, that they do not like or that they don’t see fit to have basic human rights. One of my friends, gay, had the shit beat out of him on election night. I would like to say that, as a country, we are better than this. Many are. But many are not and some are worse. It is sad but it exists.

We, those of us that find it appalling, those of us that believe all are equal, those that see beyond color, religion or lack thereof, sexual orientation, to see life, see People, that are the Sacred and Divine, we need to remember that we are still here, prominent, with voices, with actions, with love, with grace and integrity.

I said many things yesterday. And I stand by them. They were expressed in fear, in sorrow, in anger, in disappointment.

Today, I will try to be better.

My kids were sad when they were told that Trump had been elected. I told them the same thing that I told others when they insulted the current President. It is also the thing I must tell myself. Donald Trump was elected to the highest office in the country. Whether I like him or not, agree with him or not, think his personality is abhorrent, I will respect the Office he will serve. Though I may speak out against repugnance, as is my right in America, I will try to look past the man himself and endeavor to respect the office. That is all I have to give. It is all I can do.

 

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