"Can't you see, think or feel? Don't you know that if you're not a wealthy, white, cis male you're basically fucked in some way now?"
That was Paige's response to those who voted for Trump.
She just called me in tears after a night and day of despair about who will now be in power in the U.S.
Like most of my empathic friends, she has felt sick to her stomach since the election began and she's seemingly the only one at her job that gives a damn about what's going on.
It's all been too much to digest and process for so many people; especially empaths. They can feel the weight and the dysfunction and the tragic realities of the world. It's just too much to bear.
Yet many want people to get over it already.
Shut those human feelings off, will ya. Mind your own damn business, will ya. Turn down the compassion, will ya. Chill out, will ya. Keep your opinions to yourself, will ya. Accept things as they are, will ya. Be ok with insanity, will ya. Worry about your own shit and not the problems of the world, will ya. Just quit going on about it already, will ya, because it's annoying and I've heard enough.
It hasn't even been 24 hours.
It literally JUST happened. I mean, not in social media time but in REAL time it just happened.
A bomb was dropped on America last night and many of us are left going WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. Of course not EVERYONE is going what the fuck. Some are really fucking happy.
But there are plenty who aren't - for very sound reasons - so excuse us while we can't look away or comprehend what the hell just happened. Excuse us while we express openly in the hopes that we're not the only ones thinking this is nuts.
Excuse us for caring and trying to feel ok after realizing it's the beginning of the end. Maybe it isn't to you. So be it. But for many, this is a ride we don't want to be a part of, not even from the sidelines.
And for those thinking that Canadians shouldn't have an opinion or strong feelings about our neighbouring country and what this election means for the future of all, or that what happens next door won't affect us all...
All I can say is WOW.
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