The beginning of the end (probably)

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Today is not a day for celebration.

Today is a day for mourning.

All is not right in the world and the fear of what is to come is twisting my stomach into knots. And the thing that scares me the most is that all those (lovely, well-meaning) people who keep saying This is not America. This is not the real America… well, they are kind of wrong. This is happening. He may not have won the popular vote, but America has not risen up with enough force to change that.

I am attending my local Congressional District meetings. I am calling my national elected officials to complain about national issues, and my local elected officials to complain about local issues. I am DOING THE THINGS.

And some of my complaints (and thousands and thousands more like mine) have made some changes, halted some heinous legislation, and have made a difference.


He takes office today. His henchmen/women will quickly follow. Our world will probably never be the same.

I’m with her. I’m still with her. She is not perfect, but, people, she is not this.



8 thoughts on “The beginning of the end (probably)

  1. Jess

    This is a dark day. This IS our country, and that thought is horrifying enough, but the thought of what our country is about to come is even more appalling.

  2. Nic

    Reason was lost on this day. The intelligent, articulate people of this country inexplicably lost a battle that should have easily been won. For now, at at least for a time, things will get worse. People will suffer. The rich will get richer, the poor will get poorer, and those who are on the cusp of personal success will suddenly find their support yanked away from them. Dreams will die today.

    Are you black? Gay? A Muslim? Mexican? Life will be harder. Opportunities will be fewer. It will be OK for people to openly hate you again. Are you a woman? Old white men will be in charge of telling you what you can and cannot do with your own body. Are you religious? Well now there is only one religion. Are you sick and cannot afford insurance? Too fucking bad. Go die somewhere quietly. There are rich people and corporations to consider, and they don’t need your complaining.

    All of the progress we’ve made in the past eight years will be gone in a few pen strokes. But there’s a chance…

    Start fighting back. We’re smarter than they are, and they know it. We’re simply unorganized. Once we decide to get it together, they won’t stand a chance. Not a single chance.

    1. Feisty Harriet Post author

      I think the LEGAL and POLICY changes will be gone, but the people who fought and campaigned and changed minds to initiate that policy haven’t gone anywhere, we’re still here, and many are fighting. I don’t think it will take long, but it’s gonna be a slog, and a scary slog at that, to realize how perilous it is and will continue to be unless we can get some real change out of the new administration.

      Thanks for commenting, friend


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