I do not concede.
I do not concede.
I will not make nice with bigots and racists. I will not "reach out" to those who would oppress my brothers and sisters and take away their hard-won rights.
I will not cooperate with those who have shown their disregard for the laws of decency and civility and compassion.
I will not reward those who traffic in the politics of fear, hate and brutality in act or speech or thought with my allegiance or loyalty.
I will not forget, excuse or dismiss the despicable things you have said and done on the way to this 'victory.'
You lied and scared people enough to win a statistic popularity contest. You did not win my heart or spirit or good will. You have done nothing to deserve it, and unless and until you do, you will NEVER have it.
Instead you have my promise that I will look for ways to defeat you at every turn. To whatever extent I can, I will not give my money or my patronage to those who support you or applaud you or think like you. I will stand between you and those of my brothers and sisters you mean to denigrate, disenfranchise and disregard. I will work for and look to celebrate your undoing--legally, but steadfastly. I will support all those who will stand in your way.
I will speak up and defy you.
I will call your sins by name.
I will hold responsible all those who followed you and made your rise possible by their collaboration--including the media and others on our side who neglected their responsibility to the country, profited by your ascent, and refused to stand up to you sooner
I will not "heal and mend" with the very people who have sickened the country, planted and fed the disease at its heart.
I will work to make a new one
I will remember and I will watch and I will wait and I will work.
I will never be united with you.