I came upon his Second Inaugural Address. Hearing him speak was like hearing words flowing from a golden waterfall into my ears. It summed up that to which his administration was dedicated and spoke to the essence of who I hope I am today.
I thought how far away from eloquence and humanity we have come electing Trump, this utter monstrosity of narcissism, lewd crudeness, lies and hate. I went to bed actually praying, yes, praying to God that he rid us of this plague named Trump that has infected us and all the men lined up behind him ready to enact more horrific, inhumane and violent policy. They include many war hawks who initially made preemptive war on innocents who did nothing to us. That accounts for the many refugees now waiting to get into this country's gate and the gates of Europe. They are met by words of hate, rejection and calls for them to be returned to the horror of those fractured lands created by the west. I sadly cried myself to sleep.
I woke up and thought that I am still in a sea of incredulity. This great man, Roosevelt, whose incredible policies and words of hope helped us and have kept people alive even to this day who said in his First Inaugural Address:
"... This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days."
We must rise against this, all of us, and show the world we are the nation that rescued Europe, that we are a nation whose Lady Liberty has inscribed on her and my own grandfathers saw: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
and then go out and join groups dedicated to the task of unseating this Frankenstein monster, Trump, a monster of our own creation.