The following is a post written by Klaus Mayr. It is of a political nature and does not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of all associated with the Campus Y/Global Gap Year Fellowship.

I love my country. It is my home, my family, my identity, my future.

The election of Donald J. Trump as president does not, and will not, change that.

But today is the first of many uniquely difficult days in our nation’s future. Not because Trump will completely turn it on its head and send it into oblivion – there are still many limits to his forthcoming power – but because we were just awoken from a falsely optimistic dream about the inevitable arrival of compassion and morality among the majority of our population.

The only remotely redeemable aspect of this election’s results is that they exposed a disconnect throughout our population, our media outlets, our policy makers — every […]