Nov. 8, 2016
I’m still working out how to cogently express what I’m feeling. I’m hoping a few days will give me the perspective (and sleep quality) I need to put into words just how profoundly troubling I find the election of Donald Trump.
For now, I’ll subsist with this: this was a mistake that says truly worrisome things about our values. Among many other duties, I’ve always seen our President as our Citizen-in-Chief. We are trading in hope for hate, reason for aggression, and compassion for vileness. Until about 9 pm last night, I was confident we were on a path to improving life for all. It was a rough path that was far from smooth travel, but we were solemnly facing the right way. I no longer feel that confidence.