It’s Not Me I’m Worried About #Election2016

It’s not me I’m worried about.

What’s the big deal? I’m a middle-aged white guy. Isn’t that the demographic that voted our president-elect into office last night? Party on, right? Let’s bring back those hands-on jobs lost to mechanization and superior technology. Let’s close all borders and stop policing the world because, hey, what could go wrong out there? Anyone who works with Americans should just come to us because we are the alpha and omega — our way or the highway.

Again, it’s not me I’m worried about.

There are people I know who are afraid for their lives this morning. Medical insurance that covers pre-existing conditions and access to medicine going away. The right to marry the person you love may be lost… or worse, denied basic services needed to sustain human life. Half of our population no longer permitted to decide for themselves if they should risk their own life to bring a child to term or allowed steps to prevent one. Hard-working folks and good people who may no longer be safe in our country because terrorism will be inexorably linked to one particular religion. People waiting on hold because the suicide hotlines are overloaded and keep dropping calls.

No, it’s not me I’m worried about.

It’s you.



5 thoughts on “It’s Not Me I’m Worried About #Election2016

  1. True, it’s not me I’m worried about because Trump won. It would, however, have been me if Hillary had won. Hence, it was not in my best interests to have her elected.

    As for those others that you’re worried about, that’s you. I was more worried about them than I’ll ever be worried for them because, by and large, they aren’t in my best interests either given their behavior and their stated goals.

  2. I’m hearing ruminations of “anti-political correctness” or a “leftist backlash” being the cause for President-Elect Donald Trump. There may be some truth to that, but that doesn’t make devaluing women who aren’t “hawt” (or grabbing/groping them without permission) any less ignorant than accusing all members of a single religion as being natural-born killers.

    “Telling it like it is” is still as much an opinion as so-called moral decay, but no living thing on this planet has more or less of a right to be here than any other. The sooner everyone not only accepts that goal but actively strives toward it, the closer to that “world peace” everyone claims they want for themselves and their children we’re going to be.

  3. “Quiet and submissive” were the ones who were afraid to speak out that they wanted to vote for Trump, afraid they would be ridiculed in a politically correct environment. I get it, I really do. It isn’t hard to understand that thought process, but there’s also strength of character to consider for the leader of the free world, and that’s where my greatest fear lies. It doesn’t help, either, hearing stories in the media of people being assaulted because the new moral majority thinks it’s now okay to attack others who are “different enough.”

  4. I once voted Republican. I didn’t vote for Obama in 2008. I left the military in 1997 because Bill Clinton got re-elected and I was losing benefits. How’s that for full disclosure? But since then, things have shifted and I’ve changed as well. I’m still draconian enough to know that some things “need killin” (that most Texan of reasons), but I’ve been bullied and understand being on both sides of that equation. Following my parent’s divorce, I became an introvert in the third grade out of self-defense when my teacher openly attacked me (the new student from a broken home in the mid 1970s), giving my classmates permission to pick on the new kid without penalty since I “deserved it.” It took years — up until high school and finally college — before I resumed being the extrovert I actually was. As such, I’ve got a pretty damn good perspective on all of this.

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