One of the most heartbreaking things in this current political nightmare, is coming to grips with how many stupid people there are in this country. I grappled with using the word "stupid," but it's fitting: people who believe outright lies even when presented with facts, people who support this tyrant even when his policies will hurt them, people who think making this country great means turning our backs on every marginalized group in existence.
Decency, kindness, tolerance, intellectualism, and acceptance are being thrown under the bus in favor of racism, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, white supremacy, islamophobia, anti Semitism, ableism, nationalism, intolerance, outright lying and more. Both in America and across the globe, the chaos and ineptitude of this administration have changed how we think and feel about government, politicians, allies, enemies, and democracy itself. And while it's reassuring to see that the government can't be toppled quite so easily, it's terrifying to live in the reality that it can be brought down to this level so fast.
Silver lining: now we know what we're up against. And I know I won't be caught sitting idly on the sidelines again.