I am almost physically sick as I ponder the election process, what we went through, and where we are today.
I think of the eight years of what I deem to be good leadership on the part of our President and wonder where we shall go with the person elected to do the job for the next four years. I want to believe my feelings that most people come to the office and like the unlikely President played by Kiefer Sutherland on ‘Designated Survivor,’ that somehow he/she will rise to the occasion and do what the job needs. I was not concerned about Barack Obama but I am about Donald Trump.
I am frightened because I feel that we have made so much progress in so many areas and yet are still severely in need of so much more work. I feel as if we have made two steps forward and are taking four or five back. I dislike the xenophobia, the lying, the arrogance, the stupidity, and the bullying that have typified the campaign in the male arena.
My feeling is that there are so many areas that we need to improve and could easily change if we could get beyond the selfish and arrogant attitudes we have. So many wealthy countries have learned to have healthcare and education for all and at a price tag that is affordable. Yes, their taxes may be higher but they get service for the money they put in.
I do not see how we can move forward by building walls, by stereotyping religions and ethnic groups and by not treating everyone equally. I sense a fear in so many people now that the elections are over, and a wondering of how their status, finally improved some, could change and force them to revert to less than complete respect from the rest of the nation.
To me, ‘Making America Great Again,’ means that we proceed with the gains we have made in equality for all, in providing healthcare (the current one is damaged, but I fault Congress for that in forcing Obama’s hand by being so difficult to work with), and looking toward making education available for all and without forcing them to have huge loans for the rest of their lives. It is so clear that our uneducated male population is the one that has placed our President-elect in his current position. This is proof of what a lack of education can do, it has literally bit us in the…
I hope and pray that my negative feelings about all of this are unfounded and that we do what is right and move beyond.