To my (few) friends who supported Trump: I wish you could have experienced beautiful, loving, supportive, positive, diverse, non-violent and joyful Women’s March in San Jose, Calif. yesterday. What a stark contrast to the hate-filled rhetoric of those who support the man who now sits in the Oval! We –and the millions of others across the globe–marched NOT AGAINST anything but FOR all the things that America stands for: diversity, inclusion, no hatred, freedom.
You have excused so much bad behavior from that man; abhorrent behavior that you would never accept from a husband or a son or any other man. And yet, you excuse him. You align yourselves with some of the most crude, hate-filled rhetoric we’ve ever heard. I can’t pretend to understand it. I don’t. You believe so many lies that others of us see through.
But this event gave me hope.There will be a reckoning, I sense there will be. I don’t know what form it’ll take and it won’t be tomorrow. But as the massive crowds at women’s marches all over the world yesterday made clear, there WILL be a reckoning. But it won’t be a violent one. No hate. No hate. Only action. Political action. And no silly tweets and insults. Just action.
There was such joy in coming together with a 25,000-person-strong group of Californians of all genders, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, people who all believed in what we chanted:
Everyone is welcome here/No hate!/No fear!
The people/united/will never be divided!
Such amazing energy and love! So much love.