With the recent tragedy of electing Trump into Presidency we are already seeing the racial backlash of it. Reading the heart break on social media, and hearing it on the streets, is America “great again”?
I have a deep pit of despair in my soul and in my heart. I am worried for my friends and family. I am worried for my personal safety and well being. Being on SSDI and coming up for review in February 2017 just days after him taking office, that I will no longer have the medical coverage that I have now. That I will no longer be able to take care of myself. Back in 2012 I was placed on Medical disability, as many of you may know.
I worry that he will rewrite laws and bills so that mental health and certain medical conditions will no longer be considered disabilities. I am now 35 soon to be 36 and medically speaking, look like a 87 year old man. My back is in such a condition that I can not stand for more than 10 minutes, and sit for more than an hour. Typically the only comfort that I have is when Im laying down. But even then my sciatic nerve is starting to become an issue.
My sister, who was just recently diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and is just now going through her chemo therapy, may lose her VA coverage, since the Republicans have issues with the VA already. She has four rounds of chemo, and then five weeks of radiation, and after that ten years of endocrine therapy. With someone like Trump in office, she may not be covered any more. Which I am totally against. I think that VA should never be effected for any reason other than the positive. These men and women served the country and put their lives on the line in order to secure our freedoms. They should be taken care of for the rest of their days. PERIOD!
I also fear for the LGBT community. I have many friends who are married, and have children, and good jobs. With the LGBT rights being placed back in the hands of each individual state, they very well could lose everything that they were able to build. Kim Davis’s heaven on earth may very well now become reality.
I have read with a heavy heart that there has been LGBT suicides since the election. People are scared. When I woke up on November 9th, the air felt heavy. You look at the faces of the people walking the streets, and their glow is gone. Where I am pro-free speech, the racial slurs, and the graffiti that I have seen on social media, is a reminder of how it was when the Berlin Wall was erected.
The only hope is that Trump was Democratic before he ran for office. I only hope that those views are still there and that he isnt actually so bad. One can hope right? One can hope that he doesn’t win the 2020 election, that way we are only cursed with four years of him. I have been watching the Doomsday Prepper sites, and so many people are jumping ship and stockpiling, and getting ready to bug out.
I just pray that we all make it through this. That the changes that are fated to come are not so horrible. That we all can live with this tyrant. Let us all hope and pray. Let our broken hearts beat as one, and come together unlike any other time in history. That those who would be trampled by the machine, leave seeds of love, so that those who are in step with us may grow and be nourished and protected.