Even Scarier

In March 2017 I wrote the post linked below and asked regarding Trump:

How are all these people still standing by this man? Tell me, please, I’d really like to know …

Original Source Post: Scary Times, Indeed. | AnnotherVoice | unsilenced

Today, I am still trying to figure it out. Honestly, how did we get here? More importantly, how do we change the trajectory of this insane path we’re on before it is completely irreparable? Have we already passed that point?

I admit, I’ve been complacent. I have so much difficulty navigating my own personal life and feeling powerless and hopeless even in that small arena, that my political life has mostly been making sure I show up to vote. That doesn’t seem to be enough.

The area I live in seems to be very pro-Trump, and it scares me. Public places and people have always been a source of anxiety and fear for me, but it’s worse now. People seem to be emboldened in their indignation.

I’d like to do more, because feeling unsafe is not a good feeling and, though I’ve always felt unsafe (anxiety disorder), in today’s volatile atmosphere the sense of feeling unsafe is just unbelievably more real and rational than ever.

Where do we go from here? How much worse does it need to get?


M.A.Young is driven by her love of words, passionate pursuit of knowledge, and desire for a more inclusive and accepting world. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, she struggles daily with mental health issues including generalized and social anxiety, C-PTSD, depression, and self-worth.

She is the sole contributer to and founder of AnnotherVoice, a relatively unfocused blog originally created as a sounding board for the myriad of thoughts running through her mind. Her writing runs the gamut from fiction and poetry to current events and politics. She strongly encourages everyone to pay attention to the world around them and to vote!

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