I hope I am wrong. I hope you get to laugh at me and say I told you so. I'll take it gladly. I'll laugh too. I'd rather be an idiot than right.
I hope that I'm overreacting and seeing things that just aren't there.
I hope you're right. That I'm confused by a grand media distortion.
I hope my family remains protected by the protections in the ACA.
I hope my Muslim friends aren't more marginalized and endangered. I hope that my friend's mosque burning was an isolated event.
I hope that the racism I see is getting better, not worse.
I hope that when you yearn for yesterday, you mean you miss your ignorance of violence against homosexuals, and not that you miss the violence.
I hope first amendment rights are not sacrificed at the altar of the second amendment.
I hope first amendment rights aren't quietly crushed under the weight of fear.
I hope that that intended list of criminal immigrants is not, as it seems to me, a tactic to create a scapegoat. Using fear as a tool of hate.
I hope you're right.
Dear God, I really hope I am wrong.
I hope that replace is as important to you as repeal. I'm not unsympathetic to the current problems. I hope you don't try to solve them by going back to the old problems.
I hope that freedom of religion is as important to you as you say it is.
More than any of that, I dearly hope that if I'm right you're ready to stand with me.
You will not watch mosques burn. You will not watch bullies and bigots.
You will not be shaped by fear.
You will not watch a eugenicist agenda roll back decades of tiny progresses for people with disabilities. You will stand up.
I hope that since you believed it when you said, "but he'll never," if he does you'll flip on him as fast as he flipped on you.
I hope you're ready to scream, "Black Lives Matter," because they do. And you know it. And the only reason you're not screaming now is that you don't see what I see.
I hope you're ready to register Muslim if they want to register Muslims. Allahu Akbar.
I hope you'll let yourself see, if I'm right.
I won't say I told you so. If I'm right we're going to need you. We're going to need each other.