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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

I can't begin to tell you how I feel tonight, but here's a glimpse into my mindset...

Tonight is the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht. At a time when my beloved country has elected a candidate who was openly endorsed by white supremacists--who are now celebrating a Trump victory--I pray that the divisive language of the campaign in the end means nothing, but as a student of history, I am concerned. Today in Philadelphia, shop windows were broken and Nazi slogans and swastikas were spray painted. Here, in America, in 2016, on the very day this man was declared the winner of a contentious election cycle. Coincidence? Maybe. There will always be those who hate. But I know a lot of people feel a lot less safe in today's America vs. yesterday's, are stressed over whether they will lose healthcare, experience newly infused discrimination and hate, and what the next four years (please let it be just four years) will mean for our country. His supporters speak of a country 'taken back' and 'united'. But sadly, that does not seem to be the case. Unless we all learn to live together and embrace our diversity, it will never happen.The thing is, America was always great, we are stronger together, and our motto is rightly 'united we stand'. I hope people remember that, because if we crumble in our resolve to be the nation which our Founding Fathers created, there are so very many horrific things that can happen.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Hey, remember all the riots that occurred when all of us Nazi racist sexist homophobes had to deal with a black President in 2008? Neither do I. But look at how the tolerant Left is behaving tonight.

As for hate crimes occurring in Philadelphia, of all places, as leftist a city as exists in the US, you might want to bookmark the following website for when the story turns out to be phony:


I'm not dismissing the possibility of it being a genuine hate crime, mind you; Dylan Roof committed his crimes just over a year ago. But a lot of "hate crimes" turn out to be hoaxes perpetrated by attention-seekers and true believers.