I can't stop talking about the election

I woke up today thinking about the state of our country again. I have never been politically engaged and even less so in the last few years. Frankly, I am so SICK of thinking and hearing myself talk about this fucking election. Will I ever go back to being the person I was before? 

Of course, there is a huge part of me that knows that I can never go back and doesn't want to. The reason I am obsessed is because the molecules of my existence are shifting. I am reacting powerfully because my core values are being stepped on. Independence and inherent goodness being two of them. I am finally seeing how difficult it is to be a minority in this country and it frightens me. The emblazoned bigotry is crushing.