America, you failed.
You failed your history, your people, your reputation.
You failed your women, the daughters of those who bled and fought for their right to voice their opinion, who have now been stripped of the right to make choices about their own bodies. You elected a man who has bragged about sexually assaulting women because of his fame. You elected a predator and gave him the most powerful position in the world.
You failed your POC, who much now continue to fear violence in their day to day activities. How many more hashtags must we witness under a president who continues to deny that they’re not just “lazy”?
You failed your Latinx, who probably care more about the USA than you - their home that used to provide hope, now provides a constant fear that they will be snatched out of it without saying goodbye.
You failed your poor, who will be strangled to death and starved by the luxurious treatment that will be provided to the 1% elite, paid for by what used to cover welfare.
You failed your ill, with a promise that healthcare would no longer be given to those who need it. People will die on your watch, so be prepared to look it straight in the face.
You failed your Muslims, and told them they are nothing but dirty terrorists who are not, nor will be, welcome on the soil that your ancestors stole. Soil where a country was founded on religious freedom now has a leader who shuns one of the world’s largest out of misplaced fear.
You failed your LGBTQIA+, whose identities and choices and LIVES no longer seem to mean anything. A movement and civil rights argument that has worked so hard to progress passed the starting line has now been pushed back all the way to the beginning. You spit in their face and told them too bad.
You failed all of us.
America, you failed. Not just yourself, but the world. More than you can ever imagine.