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... this is what you got and on how many levels is this wrong?

A depressingly long list of hateful attacks shared online since Trump's election

Welcome to the new Reich, America. :/ We tried to warn you.
Date/Time: 11/11/2016 12:06 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] nia_kantorka
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Fuck! I had to stop after I've read 1/4 of those messages because it made me tremble just sitting at my desk. This is so horrible!
Date/Time: 11/11/2016 14:29 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] nia_kantorka
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Omg, darling I'm sorry about what happened in London! It'd be laughable being faced by racism by a poc, but sadly it isn't. Not at all. But that's how it goes. The more poor and rich drift apart the more hate will rise and we'll all get stuck in it. It's sad and alarming.
*hugs tight*
Date/Time: 13/11/2016 20:17 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile]
I've been going through the stages of grief all week of this election. I'm so angry and upset and depressed and worried and nervous about the Trump Presidency. I am definitely someone the more racial Trump supporters dislike, a poor, queer woman of color who only has healthcare because of the Affordable Care Act. Only they don't know it, because luckily, bittersweetly, I look white, so I haven't been the target for any of their hate (since they are the type to judge a book by its cover. That is, they would, if they decided to read a book, or learned how. <- Shitty comment, I know, but in a week full of shit, what's one more nugget added to the pile?)

Unfortunately, a lot of my friends do not have the protection my light skin affords me (what an incredible sentence that is. It really breaks my heart to say, let alone experience.) And I know it's going to get worse, but I haven't lost all hope because the people committing these crimes (because they are crimes) will learn that power of the office of POTUS is greatly overexaggerated. It is the least powerful branch of our government and a lot of Trump's campaign promises are unconstitutional, and therefore, won't become laws because there will be people to stop him.

I am not overly worried for his presidency. He is a lazy guy, who talks a big game but has nothing but a tainted brand name to show for it. He doesn't have the strength to be POTUS. And his supporters have been lied to. Do you think Trump will be able to wake up and run down to the War Room at 3am? What about working every day from 6am to 11pm non-stop? Check out his visit to the White House and the House of Rep. He looks scared out of his mind. He will quit and run from the White House screaming, making it sound like a DNC conspired to take him down.

End rant.
Date/Time: 13/11/2016 22:39 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile]
All valid and hella scary reasons. Which is why I am not going to say silent. I will exercise my right to protest and a let my representatives, both local and federal, know where I stand.

The next big hope stands with the Mid-term elections. You can bet that the Democrats are pushing for a big change then. Because the same process that stymied Obama (where Republicans actively refused to work with him) might work for us. I would rather the country come to a halt than go back that far.

Don't worry I won't keep you waiting that long for an update.
Date/Time: 13/11/2016 22:56 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile]
Oh, my mistake. While our President is elected very 4 years, members of congress are elected every 2 years. It is called Mid-term elections because it happens during the middle of the Presidential election. It is rarely covered because it is not normally exciting, but you can bet that 2018 people will be paying attention to them.

You know I will!

*hugs for hugs stake!*
Date/Time: 14/11/2016 07:47 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile]
You are welcome. That is correct. I hope he doesnt either.

PS after your little reminder I have started working on Before Me again. There may be an update in the near future.
Date/Time: 14/11/2016 07:57 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile]
Dearie, what have I said about you and your reminders? They aren't a bother at all! They are welcomed, in fact.
Date/Time: 14/11/2016 21:19 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile]
Encouraging you is exactly what I'm doing!

Thank you for the article!
Date/Time: 17/11/2016 02:12 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] lokifan
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Yeah, I went through a bunch of King's Twiiter before I had to stop. I'm really worried about violence; after Brexit there were a bunch of instances of anti-immigrant arson.