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Here is a video of Misha explaining why he was going to be late to Burcon. (He had to park his car and walk because he knew he wasn't going to be able to get there any other way!) This is a very cool video for many reasons--for me it's amazing to see 1) the number of protesters, and 2) all these people run up, give Misha a hug and a kind word and then run off again, and see how he responds.

s_c took a turn through our complex the other day and was called over to chat by a black guy ("People call me Q," he told her) and a white guy working on a car together. Q asked how she was doing; she said she was doing the best she could in light of the election. Both of the guys agreed it was terrible. Q asked her if she'd been downtown to see the protests. She said she hadn't. "I'm a person of color," Q told her, "but there are more people of your color there protesting!"

So maybe at least all this has accomplished that much: I've seen many people of color saying how deeply they're touched by how many white people are standing up for them. As a woman, too, to see how many people denounce the orange Voldemort (as a friend has dubbed him) based on his misogyny and racism ... our country really WAS divided, and is still, in one way, but in another, it's bringing people together. And I'm seeing way more people on opposite sides actually talking to each other--talking and listening. Maybe good can come of all this. Let's hope! Love to you all. <3

Date: 2016-11-14 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quickreaver.livejournal.com
It's such a complicated issue. My immediate family just got blown wide apart; my mom and at least one sister voted for Trump, while I and my brother voted for HC. My brother is gay, and he's madder than a hornet at the family Trump voters. I've been trying to play peacemaker, but it's hard. It's REALLY hard. My mom and sisters are the ol' Rural White Voters, while my bro and I live in urban areas. It's going to be a long time before my brother speaks to them again, I fear.

I'm hopeful, because that's my nature. Trump has walked back on nearly all his bigoted rhetoric already, but that doesn't repair the divide his win has cut through this country.

We've got a long way to go. But I still have hope, and I won't sit back and trust that Trump will do the right thing. Time to fight the good fight.

Date: 2016-11-15 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightly-lit.livejournal.com
It IS so complicated. I'm so sorry to hear it's divided your very family. My whole family has always been quite liberal, so that wouldn't have been the problem for us; rather, my mom would have gotten so upset by the fact that he was doing well that if she was still alive, that very thing might have killed her. After he won the election, I thought it was probably a good thing she's no longer around to see all this. She didn't know how to take a step back when necessary and calm down; she'd have just freaked out more and more.

It's a whole new world now, and it occurs to me that it has to be. New technology and values have come along, but we've been depending on the old system all this time. We have to come up with something new. I too have hope! I hope this is just a very dark-seeming moment on the way to a new way that works well for modern times.

<3 <3 I hope things get better within your family. <3 <3

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