Number 6 (newnumber6) wrote,
Number 6

So yeah, that happened.

As pretty much everyone in the world knows, apparently our neighbors to the self voted to %$@! themselves up for the next few years. To be fair, not all of them did, not even most of them (unfortunately electoral college rules makes the actual votes not matter), but a horrifying amount of people chose to vote for racism, sexism, and homophobia. This is not to say that all of them are themselves racist, sexist, and homophobic... but apparently they're comfortable enough with it that they'd vote somebody who spent the last few months fanning those flames if it came along with the promise of changes they also wanted, and that does not speak well of them. If this is you, sorry, but you should own it, you chose to make a deal that included such obvious bigotry, to embolden the people that are even now harassing minorities more openly. And you almost certainly won't get the changes you wanted either.

I'm in Canada, and beyond that, I'm sadly in the demographic of people who voted most overwhelmingly for this, so chances are I'm not going to suffer much from this directly (except in the event of a random 3am nuclear strike because somebody felt Trudeau insulted him). To those I know who *will* directly suffer from this, well, I don't know that there's anything I can say that will help. But I believe in you, and I'm hoping for the best for you, and for your country to see sense the next time it comes time to vote.
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