Well, I never got an apology from the moderators for what they did to me, but I've been told by Charmander that I can remake this thread. It is of course more than A MONTH TOO LATE, and I am still extremely angry about not being allowed to discuss this topic when it was bothering me, and I am not forgiving them or the trolls who got it locked, but better late than never, so here are some of my posts from that thread quoted, and discussion can pick up where it left off.
This is a support thread, for people like me who are having a really hard time dealing with what happened on Tuesday. I don't want it moved somewhere for debate, there's enough debate threads or Trump threads. This is for everyone who feels upset, and alone, after this election, and don't know how to move past it. My sister hung up on me when I tried to talk to her about it so now I'm putting it on you guys.
I have never felt this way about an election or politics before. I didn't feel this way about this election even, until Tuesday night. I am devastated and I'm not really sleeping the last two days, and I'm not really eating either. I'm just upset, and I can't focus on things. I feel so let down, and I feel like I've now seen what this country, what people I have to coexist with, honestly think of me, and what my place in this country is, I'm an outsider in my own country.
The fact that Clinton lost is destroying me too, she was qualified for the job, she was a good candidate, and she lost to the least qualified person to ever run for office, a person who belongs in jail.
I'm not just upset about what it represents, I'm scared of what's going to happen now. So many of my rights are brand new, finally recognized and protected in just this last presidency, and now it can all be taken away. And it's not easy to get them back.
The only thing that's helping me feel better right now has been watching those late night talk shows. Colbert and Meyers, seeing both of them choke up on air talking about this has helped me, because it helps show me that I'm not alone, and that's really what this election made me feel more than anything. I haven't answered my parents calls since Tuesday, I can't talk to them right now. I feel like I'll yell at them or cry if I get on the phone, because I'm so upset and angry that they were part of it.
So, I'm hoping that other people here can relate to me, maybe help me feel less alone in being this upset. Maybe me posting this will help some of you feel less alone too. I am completely aware that this will be perceived as an overreaction, but this is the reaction that I'm having, and I don't know how to stop it.
My parents aren't that political, and they consider themselves moderates, other family members like my uncle and some cousins are registered Republicans and hardcore about it. My parents do hold a lot of conservative beliefs though, they both don't like gays, my dad thinks schools and employers are too accommodating for blacks, and he thinks blacks are violent, actually it sounds similar to your dad in that as he gets older he gets more closed off to different groups and more paranoid; this year he justified his vote for Trump by saying he didn't like how the media was telling him who to vote for. They could be worse. My sister voted for Obama last time, she won't talk about the election with me this year. I don't know my coworkers political stance, I'm very new here. I know a few said they voted for Trump after he won.
Originally Posted by UltraShy View Post
What's the point of having billions if you can't do whatever the hell you want?
Are you seriously suggesting that more guys wouldn't do more grabbing if, like Trump, they were super-rich and thus could get away with it?
I don't want to believe that, and prior to the election when polls had Clinton winning in a landslide I didn't believe that. After the election, my faith in humanity is just shattered. I don't what to believe about anything anymore. I know now that nearly half the country thinks that doing that is okay or at least tolerable, even if they wouldn't themselves, which is part of what's fueling the emotions that lead to making this thread.
In trying to understand why this election has left me feeling so hopeless, I realize it's because this election actually gave me hope, for awhile, and that was taken away. When the "*****-grabber" tape came out and Republicans and Democrats alike were condemning Trump, flipping sides, that gave me hope, and honestly made me feel proud of this country. That was all taken away this week. Not the "*****-grabber" comments, not the comments about walking in on dressing contestants corroborated by miss teen usa contestants, not the never ending list of women coming forward about his assault and harassment, nothing he said was enough for Americans to be turned off voting for him. Message received America: women don't matter. I am not proud to be an American, and I do not belong in this country.
It doesn't even matter if he ends up being a good president, or nothing like his campaign. The fact that nearly half the country voted for what we have seen and know about him is the depressing part. He said mexicans are rapists and criminals and half the country said "**** yeah, kick em out", he bragged about sexual assault and half the country said "that's just what guys do", he said women who have abortions should be punished and half the country said "lock those *****es up." It doesn't matter if he does none of that, Americans voted for him when he was saying it.
Sorry for the formatting, it's not easy to move posts over, the quote button is blocked on a locked thread.