Thank you Michael Moore – Democrats, are you listening to him now?

michael-moore-620x412  I am a South Africa immigrant and grew up during Apartheid. I became a US citizen and this was the first election I was able to vote. At the start of the election cycle, I was overcome with feelings of deja vu. It felt like I was back in Apartheid. The similarities were chilling. The same divisiveness, the same racism, and the same bigotry.

One of the reasons I came to America was because we on the outside were in awe of you.  America was a country where you looked after one another, cared and respected each other. Whenever there was a crisis, a disaster or a child went missing, immediately a fund was set up, people rallied around each other, and did whatever was needed to help. This was never more evident than after 9/11. We looked on with envy.

You invaded countries because you said you cared. You boasted the greatest democracy in the world, bombed countries that never had one and insisted that they should.  Where is that outrage now that your democracy is under siege? What more evidence is required to convince you that your democracy is worthless if you allow the Russians to determine your president? Do you really think self-righteous indignation moves a bully who is a malignant narcissist and a sociopath?

Democrats, you still don’t get that he doesn’t give a damn about your rules. He makes up his own, smashes the ones in place and creates his own reality. From common decency to telling the truth to following long-standing procedures. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET IT? As long as you think that rules mean anything he will trample whats left of them and squash them in your face.

The only person who gets it is Michael Moore. He was right about EVERYTHING. Democrats, just put him in charge so he can save us. One thing we know for sure, you can’t.

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I was married to not one abuser, not two, but three. I fled from South Africa and from an extremely violent and traumatic marriage to a very well-known Johannesburg personality and resolved to learn a lesson and be more careful next time. In America I met a man who, on the surface, was everything that my second husband was not. Until I owned her own contribution to the dance of abuse I was destined to repeat the pattern. My story exists as proof of this. I am driven to help abused women as I know all too well what it feels like to be misunderstood and ashamed of my inability to let go of a relationship that was killing me. “It’s like wanting to hug a shark – why on earth would anyone do that?” I understand because I have been there, emerged damaged and broken from there and then – heaven forbid – went back! I know what it feels like to yearn for the love of a man who pulled out your hair, spat in your face and tried to choke you. I know what it feels like to tell people you are back there and watch their faces and see them thinking, “then you deserve what you get!” By telling my story, I hope to lift the veil of shame off abuse and encourage women to do the same. Un-silencing the voice is where true healing begins.

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