Fear Won.

A vote for Donald Trump was a vote against women. A vote for Donald Trump was a vote against Muslim Americans.

A vote for Donald Trump was a vote against immigrants.

A vote for Donald Trump was a vote against black people.

A vote for Donald Trump was a vote against the entire LGBTQ community.

A vote for Donald Trump was a vote against racial reconciliation.

And a vote for a third party candidate was a vote for Donald Trump.

Maybe I shouldn't be surprised but I am. I'm completely shaken and floored that blatant fear mongering heaped on empty promises can work to win the presidency in the most powerful country in the world. I didn't think we'd fall for it, but I gravely overestimated. I feel like I can't recognize my country anymore. There's no eloquence or inspiration to be found here right now, only very raw emotion and sadness. I hope you all are faring better.