It is overcast and drizzling… Feels like a beloved person in our lives has just passed away and we all have to get ready to go to the funeral. In a sense, I believe the America we knew with all its flaws and its strengths has been broken and we must unite to pick up the pieces and carryon. If Trump can’t control his schoolyard bullying tactics, we’re in for one hell of a ride.
Perhaps the grownups in his party will have a say on his behavior but I don’t feel hopeful. He will have all 3 branches of government on his side. This is something President Obama did not have and any progressive hopes of moving the country in the direction of what is good for the working class had to be fought tooth and nail to even get a watered-down version of what could have been beneficial to all. Even those with their noses stuck in Fox News, Alt Right websites and Rightwing radio will lose, although they don’t yet know it.
My saddest feelings are future judges that makeup SCOTUS. The religious-rightwing conservatives who wish to make America a theocracy, may have a shot at canceling many of our freedoms to concur with a biblical notion that we do not own our bodies, our thoughts and separation of Church and State may slowly disappear, which will create tremendous suffering for many if not all.
The John Donne Poem seems apropos after this devastating Trump win, as the most powerful person on Earth.
‘No Man is an Island’
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.