tonight, we have the choice personally to sit in depression (how did this happen?!), and then blame many for what happened, or we have another choice. that choice is to love each other. tonight there are many people who are in legitimate fear for their families, their lives, their rights, and many other things that I cannot possibly comprehend. i think tonight and in the days to come we need to let all of these people know we love them. if we aim to drown out this hatred, we need to love each other. we need to unite together, and stand up and ensure that each of these people knows we will fight for them. we cannot sit and allow hate to consume us all. put aside your ego, your pride, and let those you love know that you do. every day forward, prove it by standing together. if we stand together, we will drown out the hate.
think of yourself and maybe a sibling as children in an already rocky family where an abusive step parent just moved in and is taking over, given total control. they cant control whats inside you. get better acquainted with whats inside you so you can protect it and remember its real when you are told contrary, when youre told youre a beggar or whatever else. ive been told it all my life and i have plenty of respect for myself because clearly people like this are flawed beyond what they could ever imagine. take peacefulness where you can find it. most of my friends seem to be reacting by getting drunk and using drugs that numb the reality of the matter. thats a very normal reaction, but if you keep it up, it will be used against you to prove youre just as worthless as youre told you are, maybe even that you deserve having your rights taken away.
it will taint peoples ability to believe you when you tell the truth about what is happening to you. it will numb or confuse any plans you get to help out yourself and your friends and you wont follow through. abusers count on that. some things that help: great communication between friends. dont be ashamed of the position youre in. when we see how similar it is, we realize its not our fault for not throwing off our backs an entire, powerful system and rising to power ourselves. share plain information, keep methods of communication open.
all we can do is take a few days to collect our thoughts, muster our souls, regroup and fight back. people have been through worse and come out the other side. aung san suu kyi did not give up after years of house arrest, gandhi and mlk never stopped fighting back. countless people of color in this country took it on the chin every motherfuckering day of their lives, they continue to too. there are millions of people in despair right now, but if we give into despair, who are we? we WILL have a woman president someday, we will have lots of people of color in power in the years to come.
these people who won tonight suck ultra hardcore, but for real, this is probably their last victory. demographics are changing rapidly and after thinking about it and clearing my mind a little bit, i truly believe that this election was the dying gasp of the white patriarchy and they have very little in the way of victories to look forward to. how could it not be the case?
edit: nevermind its like this