Oh no! That is truly horrifying. Humans really seem to be wired for xenophobia. That's the only way I can explain it. That whole "us vs them" thing... Shit.I hope those suing States win! There are so many reasons why Trump isn't fit for office, it's ridiculous he still has a chance in the primaries.
I'm devastated to report that our right wing won. We have a coalition system of government and as of last night, two parties (centre right and mid right) could form a majority and keep the far right out because even they understand that the far right party has some policy demands that would alienate the public. It's nerve wracking though, and one of my former partners, Chalk, will lose his job as the new government will dissolve the government agency he works for (they are scrapping Māori support organisations, racist fuckers.) Across all agencies, around 15,000 people are predicted lose their jobs. There will be some big changes in education, too, mostly targeting primary schools.
It angers me that so many votes for absolute minority parties were totally wasted. We really need a Transferable Vote system (rank your preference) so that if their dumb asses want to vote for a party that will not get a seat in parliament, their ranked choices eventually get to a party that will.
I consider myself a swing voter, I have voted centre right before, but that's when the centre left have been in total disarray as a party and I haven't been confident in their ability to govern. But this time, with a centre right led government, I'm deeply concerned for minorities and marginalized groups. And to be scrapping the government agencies that support equitable outcomes for Māori...devastating.
Australia also just voted "No" to enshrining in their constitution, an indigenous government advisory group. ADVISORY. Not even guaranteed seats in parliament, simply a lobby group, and they voted No. I'm sick to death of white supremacy.