Lately, I’ve been having difficulty writing my book. So I decided to rant.
The election threw me for a loop and I’m not exactly sure I’ve recovered yet. In fact, I’m not sure how to cope at all.
I feel like I’m living in some kind of nightmare that I desperately want to wake up from. I can’t fathom how people can look at Donald Trump and think he’s good for anything let alone running our country. People actually defend him. People actually like him. People actually think he’ll be a good president.
I can’t help but feeling extremely judgmental by thinking that these people are either stupid or brainwashed. What’s even more terrifying is the fact that they think that everyone else is brainwashed! How? How?! My mind cannot understand it at all. This is why so many “liberals” write these voters off as bigots and racists. Because that’s the only explanation that makes any sense. Only a racist would look past the things Trump has said and done. Only a racist would make excuses for him. Only a racist would turn a blind eye. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. If you don’t believe Trump’s actions and words are not bigoted and racist then you’re living in denial-land. Or you don’t fucking care, which is just as bad!
By writing this, I’m understanding why I’ve had a month long brain fart when it comes to finishing my book. I’m so angry, it’s hard to think about delving into a world of superheroes fighting evil, because in real life evil won. It fucking won!
The sad part is: if any of these Trump voters saw this very scenario play out in one of their favorite TV shows or movies, they’d want Trump to lose. No question. But somehow in reality, they don’t see it that way. Why?! It’s so infuriating and sad.
I still don’t know how to cope with this. I’ll fight every day of the four years if I have to. He’s not even president yet and I’m already exhausted.
My last hope is that somehow the Electors come to their senses and don’t make Trump our next president. I want them to grow some balls and save this country before it’s turned into Nazi Germany 2.0. Why can’t people learn from history?! They’re blind and scared and obsessed with either power or keeping the status quo.
As the late and great Leonard Cohen said: “I’m waiting for the miracle to come…”
I'm a writer of YA fiction, fiction, comics, television and movies. I try to make all my stories full of jumbly goodness :-)