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An amazing piece in The New Yorker today draws light on the realities behind Trump’s tyrannical trajectory. It perfectly describes the sickening feeling Americans, and people around the world, are experiencing as they wake up to this new day as “a crushing blow to the spirit.” “[Yesterday] we witness[ed] the inauguration of a con who did little to spurn endorsement by forces of xenophobia and white supremacy. It is impossible to react to this moment with anything less than revulsion and profound anxiety,” author David Remnick continued.
It’s very hard to see light in the situation – and as the Australian stock market plummeted yesterday, we realised we are not exempt from the after effects of the new knowledge-free, reckless, radical right-winged leader of the free world’s appointment. But, take a look at Elizabeth Banks’ Instagram post today (one she screen-shotted from Theresa Caney and since has been re-tweeted by millions). It shows how millenials voted for democracy across the United States; a small twinkle of hope for the future, (if they don’t become jilted in the meantime of course).
Following the sentiment of Hillary Clinton’s gracious post-election speech – one where she advised her country to not turn against one another – Banks talked about how this graphic brought her to tears. “I burst into I burst into tears when I saw this graphic. It’s the millennial vote,” she wrote. “My four-year-old asked me: Are you crying because Donald Trump is President? And I answered: I’m crying because there’s so much hope in the world. Thank you, young people for giving me that feeling. You are the future and your voice matters. Keep at it. @hillaryclinton won the popular vote. More people signed up for her vision of America. Remind everyone of this fact. Love to all.”
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It’s an important reminder, one that Clinton gently nodded to this morning. “Scripture tells us: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart,” she wrote on her Instagram.
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