A nation is stunned when Trump wins the White House.
A term that was coined by CNN analyst Van Jones has rocked the nation. And, in my opinion, he is right. White Lash, white males, even women vote in Trump. What came to be the most unexpected, painful American decision left me on my knees, sobbing as I saw my nation embrace Trump. And in spite of his outrageous behavior, unprofessional hate mongering, his racism, sexism, and being a sexual predator, this will be our President for the next four years.
We had a clear choice, to empower women and people of color and America got it wrong. I am ashamed of my country in how they left rationality behind and voted in this egotistical monster. Trump will not be my President. Trump will not get my support, as he won saying so many unpolitical correct words. words we have fought for to overcome.
We shall overcome. Women and girls are stunned this morning. I am glad I don’t have a daughter to have to explain this unbecoming election of a man who bullies, sues, and battles with his loose cannon mouth. The only reason he finally became palatable was that he finally started reading the speeching someone else wrote for him. His handlers even took away his phone so he couldn’t get his big mouth to spew more of the ridiculous statements he’s been putting on Twitter.
The nation is surprised, I think Trump’s team is surprised. Like a close friend said to me was. There is always impeachment. It’s only a matter of time before the ideals and values of evolved, compassionate people come back around.
All Trump’s bad karma will swing the pendulum and I will wait for judgment to come toward him. I feel so deeply for Hillary and all her followers who were wanting to smash through that glass ceiling, only to build up to finally accomplishing it, only to not achieve something that baby boomer women have waited for so long.
The dream lives on. We will overcome. We remain strong capable women whose battle cry is momentarily a big sob.
A writer who just published three novels in her paperback book called "The Eve Chronicles". The first book is called"From the Waters of Coyote Springs" the second, "Felix and Eve" and the third is "The Arrangement". All three are available separately in ebook format.I grew up in Wisconsin, then moved out west to Oregon in the early eighties, I worked as a forester all over Oregon and in some of the most remote areas of the Wallowa Mountains near the notrious Hells Canyon around the Snake River in eastern Oregon. The book begins there taken from out of my journals. Eve is looking for her place in the world."Felix and Eve" takes place in the coastal town of Gold Beach, which is known for astounding sunsets. Eve is hired as a live-in caregiver to Felix, a cantankerous man who sees no reason why she is there. They develop a close relationship that turns the summer into a learning experience for each of the."The Arrangement" is about Eve, as a retired baby boomer who finally settles in the eclectic town of Eugene. Eve owns property on the mystical Moon Mountain. Vinnie her long time friend, lives in a yurt in her back yard. Every year she gets a letter with a skeleton key in it, and she travels to Catalina Island to spend the summer with a former lover. Vinnie stays behind to caretake her extensive gardens. He is in love with Eve but remains silent.After my forestry days were done, I returned to my former social service career and worked 20 years with people with disabilities. Ironically I had to retire due to symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.I found my journals from the eighties in the back of my closet and wrote three fictionalized memoirs. Having to retire due to MS was one of the best things that has happened to me. I retired early and was able to be the author I had always dreamed of.