First and foremost I think this country could not handle a black president for 8 years. It was very hard for it and having Hillary run against a white man was just the straw that broke the camel's back. America is still quite racist and sexist. I have felt these feelings myself even as a highly educated woman. I can imagine what the white and black women go through all the time.
Here is a great opinion that I think is the truth..."This is Racism". I always felt this has been going on for 8 years since Obama became president. Of course a lot of people are now coming out and saying it was the economics and there was this "forgotten" America. Sure - but why did this America let itself be like that? Why did they not keep up with times? I have more to say on this....another blog.
The other thing that has been illuminating for me is how many uneducated Trump voters are. So now there is so called "war" between the intellectuals and non. Again this was because the Obamas were such high class intellectuals. All the white uneducated could never connect with the intellectual blacks. And there is more to this....again - later blog.
When Obama won - he got the Nobel Peace prize; and a Trump win - he got protests and fear. That shows what kind of candidate he is. Trump lied and lied and lied, people heard what they wanted to hear and voted. Soon they will realize he will not do anything for them. Trump is only for Trump. His children and his loyalists will prosper. Meanwhile the whole country will be at unrest and live in fear of their lives and lifestyle. All he wanted to do was win, like in a competition. He never thought he would win.
He ran against the establishment – now he has become the establishment. And he is surrounding himself with establishment and lobbyists - the swamp that he wanted to drain!! Sure!! And his establishment is really the scary establishment. He will try to make the most money he can. He does not care about the people or the environment – so they both will suffer. For all his rhetoric and rallies ... Sorry America…..I don't believe there will be improvement in anyone's life except his inner circle.
I feel scared for science. Most Republicans have shown their disdain for science and facts. Will we be able to make any progress in this area? I feel life has come to a stop - and the things that will take hold are racism, discrimination, women's rights and basic humanity. Fear and uncertainty will rule.
And just like all Americans think I am answering for all Indians, I will now ask all white people to own up to their fellow American's decisions. God help us!