The Hate Movement began during the Obama Administration and has continued on into the Trump Administration. I am writing this as a historical record of what has happened to me over the last 8 years so that future generations can learn from the mistakes of the past, and I do not mean mine.
The last 8 years of my life have been nothing short of terrifying. Terrifying that American society has sunk this low. I am a highly educated person, having earned a master’s degree in 2003. Until March of 2009, I worked for a Canadian insurance company with a salary of $45,000 per year. I lived in a condo, owned a vehicle and lead a fairly normal life. My relationship of 13 years had ended a few years before leaving me in debt as I had supported us for most of those 13 years.
Because of the debt, which was not only accumulated by me, but I was the one stuck with paying it off after the relationship ended, I was staying with a friend as I could not afford to rent an apartment of my own. When that ended I rented a room from a stranger.
The house I lived in was shared by my landlord and another man who was an artist. I had a small room on the first floor. Having gone from a condo to a room I had to put most of my belongings in storage. This was a huge adjustment for me as I had lived on my own in apartments or condos since age 18. I did not feel like myself living in a stranger’s house, having to live by their rules. I had always been very independent and responsible. Not only had my relationship ended but so had my independence.