Time has trickled by since November when we found out that our next president would be Trump. (the guy could even go by one name…like Cher or Beyonce, Prince or Madonna…Trump) I’ve been trying like hell to comprehend what all of the people who are about to be in charge of running this country is going to mean to all of us – particularly the minorities, marginaized populations, the poor, sick and those who have been singled out already by statements or comments made by Trump or his posse of evil. I find it very disconcerting to even THINK that these people, particularly Trump and Bannon, are really going to hold the most powerful positions in the land come this Friday. I don’t understand how this all happened, while we all watched.
Inauguration day is Friday January 20th. I don’t want to watch the “show” on television, but at the same time I do want to know what he will say to the country in that moment. So I am not sure whatI will do. It will obviously be recorded and played over and over on televison for the next week at least. So I am bound to see itone way or another. Supporters of the Trumpster have called me names like un-American, traitor and scum for not wanting to watch the inauguration of this guy on Friday. I do not care what you want to call me, I do not believe that he has any good intentions for anyone but the rich. I believe that he will turn the hands of time back 50 years as he tries to dismantle all of the good that has been fought so hard for along the lines of equality and freedom.
And with the full house and senate loaded in his favor with GOP representatives, it is going to be too easy for him to push anything he wants through our system…it feels like the balance in our government is way, way off right now. And it feels really weird, like we are all either on the side of awaiting impending doom or on the side of blind celebration of this dangerous man and his incoming administration. I have this real sinking feeling in my gut. It just seems to get worse as as each hour passes and we get that much closer to this somehow becoming our true reality.
I will continue to resist and to remain vigilant as this next administration begins.Maybe one person can’t make much of a difference but the millions marching together in the name of equality and freedom is bound to spread the word to the government that we are watching closely and will not allow them to destroy our democracy. The fight is just about to begin and lines are being drawn in the sand. I may not be able to be marching in my nations Capitol this Saturday but I will meet up with local marchers here (in Portsmouth NH) and will stand united with all who will march everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you can’t get to DC, you can certainly create your own form of resistance and speak out in many other ways.
Today I took out the new rainbow flag that I just got around Christmas. It’s the first full sized rainbow flag I have ever owned even. I got the flag pole out and mounted the flag and hung it proudly on my front porch. If there was not a sign ordinance in my neighborhood I would have a big “Love Trumps Hate” sign in my front yard too. But the flag will probably cause enough stir in my little neighborhood as it is. I was warned against putting it up when I got it, so I had to take some time to consider that it may entice some hate to be thrown my way. It’s a chance I am willing to take. I’m not willing to be quiet like most would like me to be.
I March for my family, my friends and for the future of America. I March for those I know and for those I will meet, I March because I believe in equality for all people and for our freedom to be our authentic selves.
Peace and Love. –MB