I was going to let this pass without saying anything; my voice doesn’t need to be added to the cacophony of others already out there.
But I’m sitting here listening to my husband watch the coverage in the other room, and I just have to say that I’m sickened by what’s happened.
I remember seeing something months ago on Facebook, posted by a conservative, that if the liberals lose they’re going to storm the government whereas if the conservatives lose they’ll just get up and go to work the next morning.
Doesn’t look like that’s what’s happening, does it?
The fact that these people are so easily incited to violence and sedition means that this isn’t a new state of being for them, but rather that they’ve found their prophet in Trump. The same mad man that encourages this kind of behavior and then defends it. In his “plea” for them to stop the violence he tells them that they’re special people and that he loves them. I know he only has less than two weeks left in office but he needs to go now, before something even worse happens.
I was glad to see after the events of yesterday, the senators and congresspeople who were calling for the election results to be challenged mostly sat down and shut up. They added strength and validity behind Trump’s words that the election was stolen. And it only encouraged the mob.
As sad as it was, it made me laugh this morning that places like Iran and Turkey decried what happened yesterday – in one case going so far as to say that the US is the beacon of democracy in the world, and they’re horrified that this is happening. Iran and Turkey. Chew on that for a minute.
I don’t know. I’m dumbfounded that it got this far. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been aware that something like this could happen for a long while, but to actually see it unfold… it’s like living on another planet.
I’ve spoken about it before, but my parents are conservatives. I don’t even want to talk to them right now because, while my stepdad is normally a mild mannered nice guy, politics make him insane, and I just don’t want to hear it. I don’t want to talk about it, but I also don’t want it to be the elephant in the room when I do.
I’m hoping to wake up to a calmer tomorrow. I’m hoping that by this time tomorrow things have calmed down. I’m hoping that reason, tolerance, decency, and respect are back to being the norm rather than the exception. (And honestly, I’m hoping Pence 25th Amendment’s his ass out of town ASAP.)
So to close, thank you Stacey Abrams, and thank you Georgia.