REALIZATION 3: Dear Donald, I want no part of this

Dear Donald, I want no part of this.

This post is going to be short because I don’t want to waste five seconds more on this than necessary. I believe in energy, and I believe the less energy and attention we pay to evil, the better off we will be.

But Donald Trump is making it really hard to defend my country. He’s making it really hard to be proud. In fact, as an ex-pat living abroad in Brazil, I have never felt more ashamed or embarrassed.

I’ve spent the most part of my life living in the U.S. (24 years) and Australia (4 years). Brazil is in third place (2 years). And it’s a regular topic of conversation here in Brazil—which is better, Australia or the U.S.? 

Though I love Australia, I always find reasons to conclude the U.S.

But a country that denies refugees from entering—not the terrorists—but the people trying to escape from terror?

A country that gives immigration priority based on religion?

A country that blocks legal green card holders from returning home because of their original citizenship?!

Is this what you people voted for?

How about we address the real problem of what is killing people in this country—GUNS!

I’m pissed. And the only thing I can do right now is write.


Dear Immigrants, I am sorry.

On behalf of the United States of America, I apologize. We deceived you. We are not a free place as advertised.

We do not respect your right to live here legally with a green card. We do not allow freedom of speech.

We are fake. We are all immigrants, though we pretend to be otherwise.

There is no more American dream.


Realization #3: I want no part of this. I doubt my Brazilian immigrant boyfriend wants to be either.