Yesterday the whole thinking, feeling world gave the thumbs down to Donald Trump and everything he stands for.
What does he stand for - or stand against, more importantly?
He's against every single gain we've made as a species in the last 60 years: in racial equality, in gender parity, in sexual tolerance, in environmental awareness, and in welfare, just to start the list. Less than a day into his presidency, he has begun to nullify and marginalize all that so many have fought for in these areas since the Civil Rights movement.
But you can't marginalize the melting ice-caps, Donald, and you can't nullify people's feelings when they get sick and starve. You can't steal a woman's body from her, or steamroller someone's sexuality. No matter how hard you legislate.
Your supporters are mostly either so wealthy that they feel immune to life & death, or so misinformed that they think losing their health care will somehow help them. Or they just can't face a female president, for reasons of their own. We don't understand them, and they don't understand us, frankly. You're presiding over the United States now - a nation with a greater divide than the Rockies ever were.
You're not alone - your greedy, vainglorious, vindictive nature finds its echo in Britain, Russia and other lands. But you will never find the admiration you lack, or the respect you crave, by alienating every empathic soul on earth. And right now you're doing just that; you may relish it, but it's not making you happy, is it?
Yesterday my old friends marched in London, my partner marched in Washington DC, and my Nashville friends and I marched here in Tennessee. I'm proud of them all, and proud to be among them. There was no violence; just a bunch of us across the social dial celebrating what we believe in, and celebrating each other.
You must believe in something - other than the luster of your own gold and hurting those who disagree with you - or am I missing the point?
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