Here is the transcript to donald’s inauguration speech.

It sounds just like something Hitler would say, healing up its wounded Germany. The scarier part? All the people treating him like the Furer. Seriously, they’re thanking God for sending him.

This is why history is important. There is nothing worse than ignorance Ignorance and close mindedness are very, extremely dangerous.

The reason we’re in this situation is because of lack of education. Ignorance is always the enemy.

If more people were aware of what fascism looks like and how it starts; if more people had read Orwell’s 1984, I think they’d be more aware of the danger that is in front of us.

The gist of it

Today, an unqualified narcissist is taking office at the highest seat in the United States, making him one of the most powerful people in the world.

I’ve been told by a lot of well-meaning people to give him a chance. This is coming from people I love and trust.

And that’s where it gets really weird for me.

Throughout this campaign/election fiasco, I watched that man. I wanted to see what it is that his supporters saw. I went in with an open mind, because that’s what I do- I hear both sides. I am a Libra, after all. That’s what we do. And the things I heard coming from this man’s mouth and the way he delivered his words made some things very clear to me.

This man expressed disrespect for women on more than one occasion. He obviously does not like Mexicans, and I know from experience that “Mexicans” means all Latinos to most white Americans. He does not think highly of Latinos.

I happen to be a woman, and a Latina.

If you know me, and you think a sexist and racist is the greatest thing that’s happened to this country…. I can’t help but feel a bit of a disconnect. Like you’re not completely, really on my side. You can acknowledge that this person looks down on certain kind of people, and know that your spouse is one of those people, and still think he’s great… it’s a very weird thing for me to process (alternatively, if the case is you don’t believe he really feels this way… I really would just scratch my head, because you either didn’t really educate yourself or you have a very particular sense of perception).

Also, since I am not a Republican, I care about the wellbeing of others around me who are even more marginalized, and I cannot help but cringe at the way I’ve seen this man treat and talk to others. There are many, and I do mean MANY other reasons I think he’s unfit for the job, but we’ll leave it right here.

The people who have followed this man have watched him conduct himself in a way befitting a high school jerk, and they still think he’s just the bestest. I am going to leave my husband out of this group, but to the rest of his staunch supporters: if you can watch him make fun of people’s disabilities, disrespect POWs, threaten free press, constantly whine on Twitter, treat women -including his own daughter- like meat, and still think he’s awesome…. I really, honestly, wonder what is going on with your morals, and I don’t care to know you at all.

Running for Charity

Running Living for charity

I have a dream of someday running a 5k for a charity. I realize that knowing the final purpose or destination forms an integral part of realizing any goal. But in this case, it really doesn’t matter.

There are so many charities and causes to support. It dawned on me that perhaps my purpose in life is to stand up for those who are less fortunate. My mother always said I ought to become a civil lawyer. “The voice of the people”, she used to say to me every time I went off defending someone, rolling her eyes.

I just can’t forget how it feels to watch injustice happen. Maybe I didn’t always understand why things happened, but I knew they felt wrong.

When I was about 7 or 8, my family and I were eating at a KFC in Puerto Rico. A woman who was very visibly ill waddled in with great difficulty to ask for scraps that she could eat. The manager called her names and threw her out. I don’t remember what he said to her, but I know it was mean, and I felt so bad for that woman, especially because her face looked so sad. Maybe she was pretending… but I really don’t think so, even now. There was something very wrong with her legs; it wasn’t something that could be easily dismissed by drug use or poor life choices. I believe she truly was sick, down, and out.

I also cannot forget how the marginalized indigenous people in Mexico City were treated like something less than human, living on the streets and begging for charity, looked down upon by almost everyone around them. I saw many children my own age begging for bread and nickels. They were kept poor and uneducated based on their heritage, plain and simple.

It’s easy to dismiss these realities when you’re living in America. These situations seem so distant and so foreign to our privileged existence. But the reason they don’t happen here (as much, or as pronounced at least) is precisely¬† because American people have continuously fought for civil rights, liberties, and tolerance in this country. Our government and our people came up with solutions and systems that can be used to help¬† unfortunate people and circumstances, flawed as those systems may be. Without these fights for what is right, we would be far less developed and evolved as a society than we are today.

That’s why I have such strong left-wing political and social leanings. If wishing to protect the vulnerable and defending human and civil rights make me a Liberal, then I am VERY proud to be one. And no amount of boisterous loudmouthed promises of economic reform are going to change that.

The best-case scenario is that Trump won’t do any of the things he said he would.

Worst-case scenario is that he gets us in WWIII.

Another odd scenario is that Trump’s fascist agenda lasts for the next 4-8 years (though I think he will get himself impeached before then). The rich get richer and the poor get poorer until they’re about to break. The youth of today listen to Senator Sander’s message of social justice, and his benevolent revolution falls into the hands of disgruntled youth who overtake the government in a military coup, establishing socialism as the New Normal.

What I really think will be interesting is the overall reaction of middle America in a few years, when they finally open their eyes after they realize they’ve lost their medicare benefits, social security is gone, interest rates, inflation, and gas prices go through the roof, coastal cities begin to flood, and they are taxed through the nose to pay for that stupid wall. Not to mention when they realize that all those supposed tax breaks really only benefit a select few- namely corporations, the rich, and wealthy married people. Never mind if/when we find ourselves in an all-out war.