Hello Blog Lovers,
Another week has come and gone and here we are well into November and not only the weather but the times they are a changing. OK, let’s address the elephant in the room, the US Presidential Election took place yesterday. The 45th President of the United States is Donald Trump…Yes you read me right Donald FREAKING Trump!!! I have one question for you America, ummmmm WTF!!!!
I am still utterly gobsmacked like most of us, but outside of that I have some thoughts that I think need addressing, so here we go…
Has America become so used too or complacent with misogyny, racism, hatred and feelings of superiority in the Us vs Them scenario that these qualities in their leader are not only accepted but expected? Is it a sign of a Clint Eastwood takes all spaghetti western like mentality that everyone finds so attractive? Please America fill me in?
Is it that the mere thought of having a woman as the leader of the free world so horrifying for you that you would rather put up with a ‘man’ who represents all that is repugnant with the sub sections of our modern day culture than have to experience the mere indignation that a WOMAN be in charge?? I mean come on she might nuke North Korea or Russia if she has a hot flash or is PMSing right???
Just when I think we have come so far, I am reminded about just how many steps we have fallen back. They say this election was the all about ‘looking for change’ in America, but was it really? Is having a white middle aged narcissist in charge really a big change for you America? Or is it a twisted like comfort for many as it is a scenario they all have all come to know and understand so well? Does the name George Bush ring a bell?
Was having a black president so far out there for you that you would do anything to get back to what you know and understand even if it is through the hands of having a reality star, lier and criminal as your leader? Please America enlighten me?
Trust me, I am not the only one wondering this…
But, I am a positive person and I choose to see the good in this whole election, yes the GOOD, hear me out. For the first time in our lives we were able to witness a woman have the opportunity to run for the Leader of the free world. Do you not understand how AMAZING and INSPIRING that is!? I mean not that long ago, women were not able to work outside the home, own property, or even vote and today we got to witness this unbelievable act when, Hillary Rodham Clinton, leader of the Democratic Party, ran for the position of President of The United States on Nov 8, 2016. Not gonna lie, that gave me goosebumps!
Like her or not, she represents all that we are striving to achieve in this world, at least what I am trying to achieve; acceptance, and equality for all no matter race, religion, sexual orientation or gender. Equality is just that, it means for ALL. Immigrants included!
I choose to honour this day by taking my Mom to see The Fighting Days this afternoon. A play that reenacts the suffragette movement with Nellie McClung as the main character. Going back in time to celebrate one of our greatest victories we were awarded here in Canada, when the brave women in Manitoba were the first ones to win the right to vote. A right that we as women have not taken lightly given the events we just witnessed yesterday.
Well, it is out of our hands now and like the rest of the world we will have to wait and see what is going to come out of all of this. As they say, careful what you wish for America, you may not like what it turns out to be like. Not just for you but for all of us, as we sit and wait on baited breath to see what the global effect of this election will be.
Thank you for stopping by and reading my ramblings every week, that is always appreciated and does not go unnoticed. But, I prefer to leave this on a positive note and ask you all what is the most inspirational thing you have witnessed that motivated you to create change in your community? I can’t wait to read your answers!
Until next time,
Love & Light I send to you always,