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It's election day, and I don't think I've ever been this terrified in my life.  I'm watching my country vote for a man who is pretty much the embodiment of all things hurtful and hateful.  This country that I love is following the path of evil, and it breaks my heart and has me sick with fright.

I don't know what I'll do if Trump wins. I don't think there is anything that could be done.  All I know is that I've studied too much history, read too many accounts of the Holocaust and WWII to not be shaking right now.

When people ask how the Nazis could rise to power, how Hitler could have become so untouchable, I'll just point them towards this election and say, "This.  This is exactly what happened before, and we're seeing it happen again."

I want to scream and cry, and neither one will do any good.

My God, what has happened to our country?  I'm scared. 

Date: 2016-11-09 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
We're all pretty scared tonight, Pip. Voting is still going on here, and I sure hope Hillary surges ahead as the night goes on. I doubt many of us will get much sleep.

*holds you tightly*

Date: 2016-11-09 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piplover.livejournal.com

I guess this is what it feels like when the world starts to crumble.

Date: 2016-11-09 03:06 am (UTC)
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (bag end 2 by <lj user="danae_b">)
From: [personal profile] dreamflower
The night is young. There is still hope.

Date: 2016-11-09 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piplover.livejournal.com
Even if she does win, I'm so disgusted that so many could vote for such a vile, horrible man. I just can't understand how the election is so close.

Date: 2016-11-09 05:34 am (UTC)
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (bag end 2 by <lj user="danae_b">)
From: [personal profile] dreamflower
Uneducated white men. That's what all the pundits say.

Date: 2016-11-09 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elayna88.livejournal.com
This election has been such a horror, watching so many people in our country support such a terrible, inexperienced, narcissistic bully, and disdain a competent woman for such pathetic clearly misogynistic reasons. I'm leaving the news off for the rest of the night and going to stay away from FB. I can't stand the stress of the back and forth and I have to hope Hilary will be president in the morning. *hugs*

Date: 2016-11-09 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piplover.livejournal.com

I want to turn off everything and just bury my head in the sand, but I'm also afraid to look away. It's like a giant wave is heading our way, and there's no telling if it's going to crash down and destroy everything in its path or burn out and turn into a gentle tide.

Date: 2016-11-09 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pathvain-aelien.livejournal.com
Well said. :)

Date: 2016-11-09 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eglantine-br.livejournal.com
If he wins we will need the strength to go on, to not run away, but tho fight the horribless. And yes, the night is still young, there is still hope.

Date: 2016-11-09 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piplover.livejournal.com
I'm finding it harder and harder to hope, but I'm trying. I don't know what battles we can fight if he wins. The hate and hurt will be too deep, I think, for any recovery.

Date: 2016-11-09 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
Well said. :)

Date: 2016-11-09 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nodbear.livejournal.com
Yes I echo that from another side of the Atlantic where half the nation went mad at the ballot box this year !

ps skype this weekend ?

Date: 2016-11-10 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piplover.livejournal.com

Our world is getting scarier, though I guess every generation thinks that.

Date: 2016-11-09 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nodbear.livejournal.com
So sorry to know now the bad result and feeling bad for you and all your fellow Americans who did not want this. We felt ( And still feel) the same about the referendum vote here -but there are lots of small fightbacks and even medium fightbacks here now which are gaining strength now for various groups, causes etc affected by the fallout from the decision.
It must be hard to do anything other than despair at the moment and certainly the world msut be worrying too ,but I hope that we can find ways to go on showing light for dark times.*hugs and love *

Date: 2016-11-10 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piplover.livejournal.com

I keep telling myself that the world has seen darker times, but that doesn't really help. I felt like the world had crumbled today, and only now am I starting to get my feet back. So many battles ahead!


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