First Thoughts On Trumpland

by William Skink

It’s dark outside right now because the sun isn’t shining on this part of our planet. Tomorrow, as the earth spins, the sun will return, and most of you reading this will be doing so in a new, cold, scary reality where Donald Trump has just been elected president of America.

I am not happy about this, or even remotely able to wrap my head around what this will mean. The meltdowns and visceral reactions on Twitter have been something to see. One person I follow stated simply FUCKING WHITE PEOPLE.

I know that leading up to tonight I’ve had borderline panic attacks from the tremendous anticipation building and building that this would be the outcome of our “election” and Donald Trump would win.

That reality appears to be happening, and there are lots of people beginning their journey on the initial stages of grief over these “shocking” results.

If that journey includes scapegoating Trump supporters for the economic crisis that was going to happen regardless of who was elected, then you are playing into the oligarchs hands by going to war against the wrong people.

Don’t go to war against the wrong people, America. Even though that’s what we’ve been doing for decades.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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5 Responses to First Thoughts On Trumpland

  1. Eric Coobs says:

    This isn’t a surprise – I’ve been telling everybody, including this blog, that I knew that Hillary was too big of a lemon to ever be POTUS. Since the Obama economy has been propped up by zero-interest rate money from the Fed, and the Stock Market is the only place to go with your investments, I fully expect some correction, starting today.

  2. Big Swede says:

    We defeat the Orcs.

  3. Matthew Koehler says:

    Triple R got you down?

    It’s worth remembering that the Republican Party controlled both the U.S. House & Senate for a total of 4.5 years of George W. Bush’s presidency. Heck, we had a Triple R as recently as 2006.

    Those of us engaged in activism during that era will recall that we faced a full-on assault on the environment, climate, civil liberties, human rights, education, financial regulations, privacy and basically any and all ‘progressive’ issues and causes.

    Those were dark times. But we fought these assaults with everything we had back during the GW Bush era (without any ‘social media’ to speak of, or even many blogs)…and I’m confident that, together, we will rise to the challenge once again.

    Don’t get mad, organize!

  4. Big Swede says:

    A little salt for that open wound.

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