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posted November 9th, 2016, 2:01 am


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November 9th, 2016, 2:14 am

Yan Mouson

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I just want to say something right here and now. I know it's not related to the comic, but I don't know where else to talk about this. After what went on tonight, I am fucking terrified. I don't even live in the US, and yet I'm genuinely scared of what this election says about humanity.

My gender identity is a clusterfuck. I might be trans. Probably am. Some part of my brain keeps denying it, mostly because it terrifies me. It's weird to be so perfectly aware of what's going on in my brain and yet unable to act on it. Through some sort of messed up self-preservation instinct, I am constantly doubting myself and I can't move forward with this.

Well, after tonight, I am more scared than I've ever been. If I were to ever grow the balls it takes to... well, get rid of my balls, the world would hate me for it. Tonight, we just saw an army of racists, misogynists, homophobes and transphobes take control of the most powerful country in the world. I've just read a bunch of comments from LGBT people in the US who are scared because they have no idea what's going to happen to the rights they've fought so hard for.

I just can't take this anymore. I'm just horrified. This doesn't even affect me directly, but what I've just learned about humanity scares me more than anything I've ever seen before.

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November 9th, 2016, 4:01 am

Jax Rhapsody (Guest)

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Sometimes I feel like I could be trans, not sure what it is either. Like; I feel like a guy and a girl at times, or certain things or sexual acts makes me feel like a girl. I had a real vivid dream once, that I was a girl, I was kinda dissapointed when I woke up. It's weird, I know I'm not trans, I have no clue what it is.

America is a corperation, not a country,it's also proof that America will pick any man to lead over a woman, even one that sleazy used car salesmen pray to as a good.

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November 9th, 2016, 10:07 am

Tayla_88 (Guest)

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Also, i was keeping an eye on news coverage from several sources and even trump's twitter to be thorough. He won this election by coordinating his volunteer poll watchers around the country to keep democrats and minorities out of the polls. There were shootings that got polling places in predominantly LGBT friendly areas shut down.
This wasn't all of humanity, or all of the country, or even a majority. This was the coordinated work of a minority of bigoted fascists with a presence in the police force and the media. It's easy to win an election when you can prevent people from voting against you.

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November 9th, 2016, 10:17 am

Tayla_88 (Guest)

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By the way, could anyone here suggest a country with a relatively relaxed stance on immigration where an LGBT american could find refuge?
i've heard good things about the Netherlands and Denmark, but i'm not sure what to think- american media portrayal of the world outside the US is... unclear, at best.
i'd consider Canada, but from everything i've heard from people trying to move there, they're really not at all keen on letting americans move in.

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November 9th, 2016, 2:46 pm

mittfh

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@Tayla_88: Until recently, the UK would have counted - however, the government are increasingly concerned that rhetoric alone isn't reducing immigration, so are picking easy targets such as students, while those earning under £35,000 after five years here will allegedly be told to sod off. The Brexit vote has also encouraged a lot of anti-immigrant sentiment.

One of the ironies with Trump is that he was perceived as anti-establishment, and while he's certainly not part of the political establishment, his alleged domestic policies on the campaign trail aligned fairly neatly with the standard Republican platform of reducing taxes (particularly for the wealthy), increasing military spending, decreasing social / welfare spending and allowing you to discriminate against any demographic your religion doesn't like (as long as that religion is one of the more conservative branches of Christianity).

Unless that was merely rhetorical bluster and his more coniliatory victory speech represents what he actually aims to do (but given his personality, I don't hold much hope of that scenario).

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November 10th, 2016, 2:21 am

Yan Mouson

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@Tayla_88: It's not that Canada doesn't want you, but the thing is we have a population of 35 million, and we literally just received 10 million applications from the US. We can't possibly accept all of them. We don't have the infrastructure for a sudden 30% increase in population.

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November 10th, 2016, 1:49 am

Drunkenmists (Guest)

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This is now my new name for it.
P-HOOOOONK!. hehehe

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