The best we can hope for is that this will schock the world enough to wake up those who usually just observe passivly from the sidelines. This might work as a wakeup call for those who never believed their vote mattered. Because one thing that Trump have succeeded with is to get the world’s attention even if it has been through some questionable actions and oppinions. Looking at it from another angle it could have been a bizarre PR stunt.
The future doesn’t currently promise butterflies and sunshine but maybe that’s what we all need to get out of a monotonous pattern that will wake up a drive for action even if it, for the single person, feels small and insignificant. Becasue together people are strong.
I just hope that all people out there far worse off than me, a white person from the fairly safe Scanidavian middle class, will be able to survive this earthcuake and come out stronger on the other side. I hope the people who do live under more safe circumstances and has voices that can be heard across a globe steps up and do what they can to speak and fight for those who can’t.
After Obama came to power the world felt so safe and taken care of that people just sat back and relaxed while they expected Obama to sort out the misseries of the world. But it’s hard to do that on your own even if you are the president.
Maybe this will motivate people to educate themselves more and find knowledge outside their filtered Facebook feeds.
It’s good and highly vital that we all use the vote we have but it’s equally vital to know what we are voting for. Just look at what happened afer the Brexit election. As soon as the votes were counted people were schocked, regretted their votes and claimed that they had only voted out to “make a point”, to communicate some form of missery to the government. But in reality most people didn’t know what a “Brexit Out” ment and now many of them are hoping that the UK will go back on their decisision to leave the EU.
I don’t know what’s going to happen and I don’t feel fluffy-safe and calm about what’s coming. But I do have a creative and problem solving mind so now when we are in this we can’t go back, we can only look for the silverlinings and work with what we’ve got.