We used to tell our children the good guys win in the end, and when we said that, what we meant is that in big American movies, the good guys win in the end.
In life, sometimes the bad guys win, and this moment in American history is the moment when evil won. When bigotry and hatred have triumphed.
Americans voted for a man they knew hated people of color, hated African Americans, Latinos, and women and he wasn’t fond of Jewish people either. A man who despised disabled people.
A man with no morals, no plans for America’s foreign policy, a man who plans to destroy everything Obama did, a man who encouraged people to shoot Hillary Clinton.
Americans voted for a man they knew to be evil.
America is a shadow of the country we once were. No longer great or proud, no longer inclusive or just, not merciful, not loving. Not a country to be proud of.
I want to believe that the Millennials will save us. They have collective force, they have crowd sourcing and sharing. Our generation mocks their hive mind, their techno babble, but maybe with their protesting and their collaborating, they are on to something. They are my only hope.