Before this post, I had not commented the election in any way. I deliberately kept my distance on the topic, just to save myself from the headache. Only reason being, I did not for a second believe that Donald Trump could actually win. Until tonight.
Tonight I learned a lot about this country.
Things I don't like. At all.
I guess, having only lived in New York City and Los Angeles, I've been staying in a credulous bubble, soothed by the thought that I did not know anyone who would support Trump. Thinking it would be the case everywhere. Who could possibly support hatred and racism? Clearly, I was wrong. Clearly there is a huge population in this country who think that the "Trump of Doom" is the way to go.
At the moment, the only thing keeping me from booking the first flight back home are you my friends. Friends, teachers and other acquaintances that I respect and whose opinions I value. All of you posting your thoughts, your equal outrage and shock because of what happened, is what gives me that seed of hope that makes me want to continue to follow my dream here. The hope I momentarily lost for this country tonight. But to see that I am surrounded by likeminded, intelligent people, who are not brainwashed and who will not tolerate this farce makes me believe we will get through it.
Tonight was a setback. But the way you handle setbacks is what matters. If you let them keep you down or you submit yourself to what has happened, you're not any better than those who voted for this result in the first place.
He says: Let's Make America Great Again, I say: Let's not let him!