My mood for much of the day has been as gloomy
and gray as the above photo
America, what have you done? Frankly, the idea of a Trump presidency fills me with horror and despair. The likes of Jonathan Freedland and Van Jones eloquently express why.
I was -- and still am -- truly shocked by the US Presidential Election results. But I should have seen it coming. Sure, I personally only know one person who openly told me that he had voted for Donald Trump. On the other hand, all bar two of the American friends I have who told me that they would be voting for Hillary Clinton are one or more of the following: female, not white, not heterosexual. And of the friends who told me they weren't going to vote for either Trump or Hillary, all are white and the majority also happen to be male.
All this coming on top of what's been happening in Hong Kong over the past few days has made me feel like the apocalypse is upon us. At the very least, I honestly feel like the chances of World War III happening in the next few years has exponentially increased with the election to the US Presidency of Donald Trump. I can only hope that the saying that "it's darkest before dawn" actually could be true. Because, in all honesty, it's all looking pretty dark out there right now -- and I don't just mean literally!