The presidential election is over and half the country is extremely distraught about the outcome. That is normal because their are distinctly several Americas. We are the United States of America in theory only. Election 2016 is now history and we have no choice but to move on. The Democrats fucked up. They did not listen to all the voices in their party. I am a native New Yorker that has witnessed Trump's arrogance and total disregard for others, most of my life. I know what we are getting. He will pretend to be presidential and thoughtful over the next few months but true character always shines through. As for Hillary she thought that Democratic nomination was her birthright. I remember the Clintons wanting President Obama to step aside and wait his turn. I ain't forgot. Hopefully this is the final chapter in politics for that couple. There is no denying I am disappointed by the election's outcome because just the sight of Rudy Giuliani makes me want to regurgitate; but I have to remember, "this too shall pass."
You may feel helpless or fearful about what will happen next. Fear is a good thing but don't be helpless; you can flex your power. There is a way. Do not spend your money frivolously over the next few months or years. I don't plan on spending one penny during the Thanksgiving weekend on unnecessary items, unless it is with a Black-owned small business. Tighten up your wallet. You will send a stronger message than those protesters that have taken to the streets after the election of Mr. Trump. Invest in yourself, your future and that of your family. Educate, save, and exhale. Me, I plan on traveling internationally over the next 4 years that will give me the education about the world I can't acquire confined within America's boundaries.
Obama's historic presidency lulled some of us into a sense of security about the future. Trump the reality star and his cronies will bring us completely back to reality. It is going to get down right ugly. Black people are strong and resilient. They can throw whatever come what may at us and we will rise. We will get through the next 4 years. As Kendrick Lamar so fittingly pronounced "We Gon Be Alright". That doesn't mean we should take our foot off the pedal. Stay Woke!