America lost its mind on November 6. Like many, I spent several days in shock, grief and fear. I still feel this way (my sleep has been badly disturbed and I’m a chronic insomniac to begin with. I was getting better before this), but I’m also joining the groundswell of resistance that’s blooming throughout the country. I have too much to lose and I’ve lost a great deal already. Climate change. Supreme Court, women’s reproductive rights, health care, decent-paying jobs with benefits. They’re all slipping down a hole that just got greased by the Trump campaign.
I’m through with the finger-pointing and the blame game. Democrats should have done this, Republicans are responsible for that. The hell with all of that. This is my country and I want it to act responsibly. I’ll be damned if I’ll let it fall into the hands of a narcissistic sociopath with lots of money. I recall hearing about this in Italy with Silvio Berlusconi, another self-absorbed millionaire. We have too much at stake to let it happen here. This is the most powerful country in the world and we can do as much damage to the rest of the world as we can to ourselves.
So, I’m adding my voice to the resistance. I’m going to the Million Women March. I’m passing on information I hear about upticks in racism, anti-immigrant sentiment, etc. I’m going to be talking to my local elected representatives about what I – we – can do to protect what’s left of our democracy and human rights.
There’s going to be a women’s march the day after the inauguration. Want to come? Read this:
On Friday, January 20 in Washington D.C., Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation’s 45th president. The next day, a demonstration that aims to bring a million women and feminists to the nation’s capital will formally protest his inauguration as commander-in-chief.
Don’t forget the old union slogan: Don’t mourn. Organize!