Does not supporting someone (in a Primary or General Election) really equate with hating them?
Can’t someone keep their heart open and honor someone’s humanity and dignity while still not wanting them to hold the office of President?
Are there people who have displaced their own self-hatred (imposed by Patriarchy, capitalism, family system trauma, etc) onto political candidates and their supporters? Absolutely — and I imagine all of us humans do this to varying degrees as times. And yet, if we begin to write off all people who don’t support us or think like us as “haters” I fear we undermine the very reality our hearts wants to create.
I can feel your outrage with the way the world currently is and I can connect with you on that perspective.
I’ve done too much work on myself to actively hate anyone including Donald Trump, though I’d very like to help the American people heal the trauma’s in their own hearts and communities and to join together in bringing a new leader who can accurately address the very real problems our country is facing. When I hate someone and shut my heart down to them, it prevents the possibility of the change I am hoping for — I will be vigilant against that.
Clinton may have had the 2nd largest popular vote in history (Obama is #1 by about 70,000 votes), but what was striking is that there was also the highest % of people who were unsatisfied with the person they voted for across both parties.
There are some very real problems that we are facing as a country, and Democrats along with non-Trump Republicans, Independents, and others are going to need to find a way to face whatever is inside us that leads to patterns of blame & criticism so we can transform, heal, take responsibility and create something emergent from that healing in the form of a new leader.
What we are seeing in our country and the world is very much a manifestation of something deep within the hearts of all of us. Until we take responsibility for that we are going to continue to see it amplified and reflected back at us.
I’d be very much interested in discussing with you the issues you are most concerned about, the solutions you see to those problems, and the people you would most trust to implement those solutions in the years ahead.