I rarely cry but I literally sobbed after I woke up at 4:18 AM and checked my BBC news app after intentionally avoiding all things election yesterday. I am shocked and saddened as if I just learned about the sudden, unexpected death of a close friend or family member. This is not the America that I know and love.
You reap what you sow and today America has sown seeds of ignorance, fear, anger and hate. We’ve voted to build walls instead of bridges. We’ve voted for feelings instead of facts. We’ve voted for repeating history instead of learning from it.
We’ve handed the highest position of power in the most influential nation in the world to a divisive, irrational, megalomaniacal demagogue who has literally bullied his way to the White House. I feel like we just took 2 steps forward and are now taking 10 steps back. This short-sighted victory has consequences that we’ll all have to live with far beyond the next four years.
I am scared and I am sad but at least my own conscience is clear knowing I did not vote for this.