posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 07:51 PM
a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein
I too was shocked to watch trump win.
I can't say I was "shocked" because in some anecdotal ways, I saw it as a possibility. I can say though that I was very much surprised. In fact, on
election day I went to work like any other day, came home like any other day (except I voted on my way home), my wife went to work (night shift at the
hospital), I gave the kid dinner, gave him his bath..... my point is I didn't even turn on the TV or computer to bother looking at the results. It
wasn't until around 9:30 or so that I went on the computer and ended up at (I think) the NY Times site and they had this little speedometer gage
looking thing showing which way the election was heading. I was incredibly surprised.
And I personally feel that we just rolled back our collective American cultural landscape to 1950. And that is frightening.
I don't for a moment doubt your sincerity. I do question how much of it is thought out and how much of it is an emotional response driven by so much
that was said on the television, radio and memes on the social media sites.
Or to put it another way.... You said that we just rolled back our culture to the '50s. In what way exactly?
Is Trump going to reinstitute segregation? I don't think so.
Is he going to start jailing people for being homosexuals? I highly doubt it.
Is he going to put any serious effort into overturning Roe v Wade? I doubt it.
Is he going to deport people here illegally that are arrested for criminal behavior (beyond just being here)? I'd certainly hope so.
I guess my question is, what "things" are you expecting him to actually do that are going to send us back so far? I don't mean what do people that
are against him "say" he is like or what they think he will do.