Raven Fabal

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2017 Presidential Inauguration, Coping With The Terrible Truth


On Friday, January 20th, millions will witness the swearing in of President-Elect Donald J. Trump as 45th President of the United States of America

Oh the horror! I don’t think I can bring myself to watch the coverage that will no doubt pollute the press everywhere, it’s just too sad. So I plan to take this day to send healing, loving Reiki to all who will likely face much harder times ahead under this new regime. I have a lot to lose and I know many of you do, too.

I will be praying that somehow, peace, common sense and open mindedness will find a way to rise above the turbulent waters of anger, bigotry, misogynistic thinking and worse that threaten to flood this nation in the next four years. I am admittedly still struggling to accept that someone of trump’s ilk will be our new commander in chief.

The Coacceptancenstitution (Article II, section 2) specifies that “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several states, when called into the actual Service of the United States.”

I cannot approve of this, but even though I will never, ever  endorse it, I know that I must now try to accept it. I cried the day we got the results of the voting, and then I began to build my resolve. To accept what I must but keep moving forward and always support what I believe in and stand beside others, showing my support of what is right.

I am but one handicapped woman of mixed heritage and of a faith that is often misunderstood, if not outright despised. I love and have loved good people, of both genders and of many colors, I know and love gay agnostics and catholic witches, I am proud of the transgender people my family and of their courage. I’m honored to call people from all over the world my friends. I feel very blessed that these things are so. If that makes me unacceptable to the  new regime, so be it. As far as I’m concerned, to be frowned upon by the tyrant is a badge of honor for those of us who still believe in this country and all that America can be!

Cry with me if you must, pray with me if you will, but please, let’s all work to maintain our honor and integrity, regardless your-safe-with-meof any negativity we my be faced with. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we like-minded souls remain as positive as possible.

As we go forward, facing adversity that we never believed would cast it’s shadow over our great nation, it is our duty to continue to stand up for the things we know are right. We must also vehemently object when things are wrong, no matter who says it or tacitly approves.

I wear my safety pin to signify my support of all those who are “different” and “unacceptable” and who are afraid right now, of what our own government may do to them. It’s not much but it is one little thing I can do to show how I feel.

My New Year’s Resolution? To try to be positive, while consistently rebelling as much as I can against the darkness that trump threatens America with. Also, to persevere, along with others like myself until we can find our way to better days, when we have finally seen the last of the tyrant’s influence over our strong, honorable United States!

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