I’m sorry, rest of the world.

Trump is an utter disgrace to the office of the presidency. I feel so bad I can’t bear it. That’s why I’m focusing on positive things I can do to neutralize the Fuckface von Clownstick we’ve just unleashed on the rest of the world. Someone on my Facebook timeline just reminded me that Trump won by a slim majority. Half the country wanted something better for us. Focus on that, focus on that, you are not alone.

Oh God. I’m sorry people of Earth. Trump does not speak for me. I just rescued a spider who was stuck in my bathtub. It made me feel a tiny bit better for a second. That really is key. I have to find a project to make the world better.

But America will no longer be a positive influence in the world. We are diminished. Maybe the fall of the American empire is for the best. Jesus, Mary and Joseph we fucking elected the guy endorsed by the KKK. I’m so ashamed of us. Decency lost. Ugliness won and other countries will continue to rise in power and influence to replace us. I’d be cool if it was Canada.

Shit. I just realized, among all the horrors that are occurring to me and everyone else, forget any movement on climate change. Goodbye earth!

Update: Okay, now I’m reading a bunch of people posting the hope that most of his campaign was all theatre and bluster, and maybe he’ll turn out to be a moderate republican. He was once a democrat.

I passed this sign by on my way back to working at the Tweed Courthouse pollsite. I feel a little bad because I told the guy I wasn’t taking a picture of him, but the sign. Except he’s such an attractive and stylish young man I didn’t edit him out.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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9 thoughts on “I’m sorry, rest of the world.

  1. I agree with you totally!! We are soo screwed :(((. We felt physically sick when we realized he won. I can’t believe we have a racist, sexist, non tax paying, idiot for our president! The world has to be laughing at us right now.

  2. I’ve been posting some Shares on FB that may give you some hope.

    Everyone needs to step up and speak truth to power, mostly to Trump but also to the establishment that undermined the possibility of a Bernie Sanders victory. Things need to change. Yes there are alt-right people who supported Trump, but there are also well meaning people who wanted change. We all need to lead by example in the days and years to come.

    Canada is too small and under powered to replace the US. Only the US can step up and be the country it should be. You can do it, but no one can sit back and let someone else take the lead. You all need to lead.

  3. Last count I saw, Hillary won by 204,946 votes, but that doesn’t count as Trump had more Electoral College votes. 2000 Redux. . .

    But, Stacy, you and I lived through assassinations, the Vietnam War, Nixon and Watergate, Reagan, etc., etc. and we will get through this. As the Chinese curse goes – “May you live in interesting times.” And we most certainly will.

  4. That skunk Bernie Sanders was nothing but an opportunist who wounded Hillary in the primaries, making snowflake millennials believe that college should be free, weed should be free, health care should be free, WiFi should be free; and then they complained that in the end they had to choose between a buffoon and a brilliant woman, a WOMAN, which did not register in their pea brains as an historic, hard fought, hard won, important event.

    I don’t care what the world thinks. Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, South America are not exactly paradigms of political enlightenment. I care about the Supreme Court, and now we can kiss 50 years of progress good bye.

    I came here to check up on Finney, and I hope he’s comfortable and snoozing on a down comforter in a sunbeam. Give him my love.

  5. I’m also going to lose my health insurance.

    Finney is still doing well, thank God. I’d go right off the deep end if I lost him now.

    Karen, thanks for pointing out what we’ve lived through. That was bad.

    Julia, I was for Hillary, but I loved Bernie too.

    Karen, thank you. It feels good to be reminded I’m not alone in this.

  6. Well, technically we’ve already had the dumbest man in the world, surrounded by the most evil men in the world (George W. Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, respectively) as president. That is the original triumvirate of buffoonery. If we lived through that we can live through this too.

    I do not join Vivian in her disdain for Bernie but I do wholeheartedly second her wish that Finney is feeling better and having a lovely snooze as I type.

  7. VERY good point. The combined horror of Bush (who wasn’t a bad guy really, like Trump, I must say, although made decisions with very bad effects) and Rumsfield and Cheney, who were bad. Thanks for the reminder.

    I also must respectfully disagree about Bernie. I loved him, although I ultimately went with Hillary. I’ve always wondered though, they say he was disliked by his colleagues in the senate—why?

  8. Because he’s an opportunist. He uses people or political parties and hasn’t a scintilla of loyalty to either. THAT’s why his colleagues hate him. I don’t know why he was allowed to suddenly become a Democrat, screw up the game plan, and then dump it when he didn’t get what he wanted (he’s back to being an Idependent, BTW) . I despise the guy.

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