Thursday, 10 November 2016

A dark year

Well, it's been a long time since my last post.
Initially because I, at last, have a chance of publishing properly so have been very busy editing the book in line with the agent's advice.
It has, however, also been a very dark year in which we have seen both the UK and the US take several steps along the path towards fascism. It's very hard to find light in the darkness when politicians grasp power by preying on people's fear of difference, and by exaggerating, and outright lying.
History has seen politicians gain power before using the spectre of the 'outside enemy' who is trying to destroy the country . It never ever leads anywhere good.
Day 1 after the election in the US has gone much the same as day 1 after Brexit did here; racists feel empowered and think that their disgusting beliefs are now mainstream and tolerated.
What light is there? Especially when our own leaders encourage and support similar views?

The only light I see is that other people are not staying quiet in the face of such hatred. I hope THAT continues until we once again are a country where difference is welcomed and tolerated, or at least, is met with courtesy and not insult. I hope that America can find its feet and that President Trump turns out to possess far more wisdom than he has shown thus far. Only time will tell.

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