I'd supported Bernie during the primaries, but he lost, and Hillary was my close second. I voted and went to work, wearing white in solidarity with the suffragists, and my thoughts were of the women who were voting who had lived during a time when women were not allowed to vote. I wouldn't be surprised if those women dropped dead the second they learned pussy-grabbing Trump had won.
|the image that will haunt me forever, when I thought for sure Hillary was going to win. Proud to have voted.|
New York City is progressive. 90% of people voted for Hillary. Donald was booed the whole time he was voting for himself. EVERYBODY HATES him. Donald Trump himself didn't think he was going to win. I work nearby his home at the Trump Tower, so I stopped by for shits and giggles:
|Yes, Donald, America looks like a third-world country when you live in a literal gold tower.|
The mood was festive at the office, and we all thought for sure he was going to lose. This is in an area where 9 out of 10 people despise Trump. I didn't cancel my evening gaming plans. I walked through Rockefeller Center, which was festive with lights and flags and big TV screens and the big ice skating rink.
He doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work, wants to get rid of the minimum wage. He's a sexual assaulter. And something like half of the women in the US voted for him.
The candidate that was endorsed by the KKK also got more black votes than the previous Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.
In the past year or so, corporate greed and political corruption met at the apex at Flint, Michigan, where the residents were drinking lead-tainted water from a polluted river. The people were literally being poisoned. With lead. The water was brown, disgusting, but the politicians said it was fine to drink. Finally the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came to save the day and the whole thing was exposed. Would it shock you to know that 42% of those in the county of Flint voted for the man who promises to get rid of the EPA?
Today in the office, we didn't get any work done. People worried and watched the news. People wept. There was a dumb meme that was being shared about how 11/9 was the new 9/11. It's a dumb meme, but there are a lot of parallelisms between that day and today. We all felt lost and scared and as if the world is a completely different place than it was yesterday. Well, see you next week unless I'm in political prison.