All week I have struggled to find a topic which I felt inclined to blog about. However, after the roller-coaster that was Election Day 2016, I have plenty to say. While I am not happy with the way tonight’s election has turned out, I have no choice but to deal. I plan on doing so through thoughts of hope.
Now don’t get me wrong, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared for what this election means for the future of our country. I am scared for my safety as an American, I am scared for my rights as a woman, and I am scared for the lives of minorities. My heart is broken. I am completely beside myself on how this has even happened. It is like a bad dream that I can’t wake up from.
When the day started I got up, got out of bed, got dressed, and headed into work. I knew in my heart that today was going to be a good day for women around the world. I was confident in my candidate’s ability to win this race. Turns out my confidence was wrong.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, you are, and always will be a hero in my eyes. Our fight to break the glass ceiling is not over. I still dream about the day when I can reach over and tell my granddaughter that I was able to see the first woman take office as the President of the United States of America.
While I would like to rant about all the reasons that I hate Trump, I realize that is a waste of my time and energy. I realize that those who I wish my message would reach, won’t listen. So instead, I am going to pass on my thoughts of hope, to those who WILL listen.
First of all, I hope that by some miracle will wake up to find that Hillary has won. Should that not be the case… I hope that Donald Trump truly does make America great. I hope that he does right by ALL the American people; black, white, brown, yellow, red, and purple.
I hope that this loss elicits passion in minority groups. I hope that the marginalized in the United States band together and FIGHT LIKE HELL. It’s not over. I hope that rather than allowing this election to set back the clock on all social progress, that it elicits a united fight to further social justice.
Additionally, I hope that the American people continue to feel safe in their home. I hope that this election does not jeopardize relationships with foreign allies. I hope that this election does not destroy the fate of our nation as we know it. But instead, I hope that this election makes America EVEN BETTER than I ever would have imagined it would be! I hope that the Trump administration proves me wrong.
As for now, “Good Night, and Good Luck.”