I am a magickian. That means I can consciously choose to manifest change in my world and my reality. This is important today, because now the outcome of our nation’s cyclical political revolution stands boldly revealed.
Today, I will write. I will write because I hold the power to do so, my voice is still free and this is still my country where my freedom is protected. I will write and speak for those who have placed their words and hopes and fears into my heart and would see them written. I will not flee the lands where my bloodline lies buried and my progeny grows.
In this moment, I will congratulate those among my associations who have seen their civic goals realized and offer succor to those who feel all their gains destroyed. Yet, I do not share in the joy of my brother or sister who has possibly contributed to our national image the greatest damning evidence of reactionary bigotry and anger that our elections have exhibited in decades to the world.
Voting is the right of the citizenry. The results are decided by those who participate in the systems and the rules are determined by those who make it their business to do so. Complaining and disparaging them will not change history, but perhaps will motivate the loudest among us to use that passion to commit to having hands and “skin in the game” in the political cycles to come.
I am a magickian. That means I see beyond today. I am a spiritual person. That means I pray beyond today. I am a citizen. That means I create this country’s reality BEYOND TODAY.
Millions of our United States families came out and stated that they wanted this result. The factions and fights in the pulpits, the pubs, and the political posts all came to this result. The policies that will now be enacted, and repealed, lay in the direct path of the future we have wrought with last night’s actions.
The people who put President Trump in office knew exactly what they were voting for when they did it. They knew the Republican platforms and his personal views. This is the man they voted into the role of Commander In Chief.
They voted against the rights of the LGBTQA.
They voted against the civil law enforcement equality consciousness movement that has become known as Black Lives Matter.
They voted against the integration of this society in regard to cultures, genders, orientations, abilities, and national origin.
They voted against the rights of all citizens to have access to the political process equally and without impediment.
They voted against the rights of women to have autonomy and agency over their own bodies.
They voted against the rights of medical professionals to determine appropriate care for their patients.
They voted against continuing to refine a system of open access to affordable health care.
They voted against the support of organized labor and collective bargaining.
They voted against the enforcement and acknowledgement of environmental protections.
They voted against the voting rights laws.
They voted against governmental oversight of corporate compliance with equal employment opportunity.
They voted against housing discrimination laws.
They voted against equality and respect of women and the non-gendered and the transgendered.
They voted against the people that they did not feel looked like them.
They voted against so much.
But they also voted for what they believed this new era will bring.
They voted for the right to verbalize hatred.
They voted for the right to disenfranchise other citizens.
They voted for the right to increase the militarization of the public safety officers.
They voted for the code switching agenda of saying Blue Lives Matter, when in reality it was never a choice between Blue or
They voted for no accountability for the privatization and profiteering of corporate controlled officials with their hands out to lobbyists when it comes to sacrificing the interests of the citizenry in small and big towns.
They voted for patriarchy.
They voted for Judeo-Christian supremacy.
They voted for destroying anything that they did not feel selectively exalted their spaces.
They voted for closing down college colloquies and returning to protectionist ideologies.
They voted for obstructing international trade with not plan in place.
They voted for the right to terrorize and destroy those who did not look like what they felt an American should look like in 1952 in the congressional posters.
They voted for the Ku Klux Klan, The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord, and all the other groups that use (()) to call out Jews and others online and in person.
They voted to establish one supreme class to which everyone will bow.
They voted for the person who refuses services to anyone who does not believe like they do, or worship like they do.
Our majority of voters voted for what they felt was the only way to get back a shining memory of what they felt their country had in the past. A memory that was a paradise on the surface of the collective images from a “Leave it to Beaver World” where June shut her mouth, made the pies, wore the dresses and pearls, and met Ward at the door with her eyes in custody and ready to serve.
They voted for a world where there were no images of folks from other cultures competing for the same job because THEY LIVE HERE TOO. They are angry and afraid and wanted to feel that for a shimmering moment that they could slam a fist against all the change that they feel destroyed their futures and left them with uncertainty. And in doing so, they directed that fist against all of us, their sisters and brothers, who are…ALSO…citizens.
I am a magickian. I manifest things. I am a writer. I lay out my truth and beliefs. I am a Dreamer. I dream of a new possibility. There was the slightest glimmer of promise in the speech that President Trump gave last evening that may give me a shard of hope in the motes of the sun’s light on this new day.
Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country.
In my heart, I must trust in this possibility that all is not the great loss it would seem. Perhaps he will show us all a secret self that has yet to be revealed. He may show that, unlike the hysterical fever dream that the zealots have induced in those who chose this outcome out of fear and not reason, he has more to him. Perhaps he has seen this movie and it has all been a plan to move forward to seize control from the corporate controlled government for a masterful surprise revolution of change and conscience. Maybe that is why he referred to a partnership with the RNC to get to the presidency. Partnerships can be dissolved, and the conservative fringe may find themselves “fired”.
I am a magickian. I manifest things. I shall keep these words upon my altar for four years and place them over the image of our 45th President in the hopes that they will sink in.
I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. – Charlie Chaplin, “The Great Dictator” speech
To my fellow Americans, I say to you this. I am deeply disappointed in you. But I believe in the goodness of the human soul and heart and it will prevail. I will hold space for all of us, and ask you to do the same and keep us safe as we move forward in the vision of alchemizing the next four years. We are the children of the revolutionaries, always have been. And surviving is what revolutionaries do best.
Be the revolution you want to see. Be the love you want to receive. Be safe, be good to each other, and Blessed Be.