posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 10:48 AM
If I were you, I'd stop listening to the national media for a day or so. Get a fresh perspective based on your own eyes and ears, ok? Listening to
these idiots is how we got here in the first place, and I say that as a guy who is literally in his senior year of a convergent media degree.
I covered the Trump / GOP watch party last night here in Denver. I did not go out of my way to pull that assignment, but I did take it when asked
because I knew that that was where the story was going to be, win, lose or draw. I watched hundreds of campaign volunteers celebrate 15 months of hard
work, even though they went in at 7pm *knowing* they were going to lose.
There were African American's, Hispanics, and LOTS of women. Everyone was pretty chill. I never heard or saw any animus towards people of color, nor
did I see or hear any overt sexism. Hell, you can argue that the women present were more casual and "free" in their expression of sexual undertow
than most of the men.
I am NOT arguing that "bad guys" didn't vote for Trump. We all know that there are groups of # stains out there that support him, but the vast
majority are just Americans with completely different life experiences than us, who are as passionate about their American experience as we are about
We would have expected and demanded that they accept our candidate, had she won. We would have marveled at their thin skin and sore loser reaction if
Hillary had won, and they had lost and refused to accept her.
We can circle the wagons and get high on our own farts until the cows come home, or we can try to figure out what this all means for our deeply
divided nation, and what we can do personally to help bring it back to the center under a common flag.
I choose love over fear, every single time. I can't help it; it's simply how I'm wired. I hope to meet you all there, on the other side of this. I
hope the people I think of as my natural peers don't veer off into nonsense; a progressive “birtherism” if you will, because that is something I
can never respect or join, no matter which zoo animal “tribe" is behind it.
I'm still with Uncle Bernie:
To the extent that President-Elect Trump lives up to the promises he made to the people of Ohio, Pennsylvania and everywhere else, that he actually
fights to make the playing field more level for the average American, that he renegotiates unfair trade agreements and so on: -- he has my full
If he fights to close the loopholes he himself has used to avoid paying taxes, while reaping the benefits of a system the rest of us have to give up
35%+ to prop up -- he has my support.
The minute he starts targeting his enemies or encouraging brown-shirts to form up in deputized militias to deport or attack my neighbors, regardless
of faith, skin color, sexual orientation or nationality -- I will fight him to my dying breath.
I won't be moving to Canada. I won't be rioting in the streets.
I've got work to do today. We all do.
Congratulations Trump supporters on your political victory. Let's get to work and make America (for all of us) great again.