(For myself and for anyone that’s still up. )
Around midnight I was developing a real migraine so I took 2 Tylenol pm and went to bed. Then I woke up at 230 with my heart beating so fast I genuinely thought I might be having a panic attack. 2 hours later and I’m still nowhere near sleep. I keep having this weird feeling like I want to cry, but I’m too nauseous. I guess I want to vomit cry.
So here is my peptalk for myself and anyone who is still up. The next few years are going up be horrible, no lie. They are going up be particularly horrible for women, poc, Latinos, Muslims and more. I am only one of those things so I can only imagine how PoC, etc. feel right now.
But GT, we will get through this. My father spent the evening talking about how horrified and depressed he remembered being when Reagan was elected.
And, as others have been suggesting on here, this will give us something to organize around. Obama’s organizing effort largely fell flat while he was in office. I suspect this was in large part was because people were complacent. He was in office, no need to worry. Well, ain’t nobody gonna be complacent now. We keep talking about how important local government is, now is the time to prove it. Lets get busy.
In fact, let’s make the GT community an organizing hub. Seriously, we have this great community here, how can we start formally leveraging it? Any budding organizers out there?
Finally because this can’t be said enough, I love you all.