A Professor at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette claims that he “wakes up shaking” in the middle of the night over President Trump.
Professor Ronald Pelias, an instructor at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette who claims that he has “contempt” for Trump supporters,” wrote in a piece for the academic journal Qualitative Inquiry that he has lost sleep since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in November’s presidential election.Pelias claims that he wakes up shaking as a result of the anxiety and fear he has felt over the Trump presidency. “I cannot assuage my apprehension in anything I hear or read … I wake up, shaking. I keep checking the news. I want to sleep, but see nothing that gives me solace.”
He cites his belief that “millions of people” will now live in a “state of fear” because they aren’t “white, straight, Christians,” as the source of his lack of sleep, claiming that such thoughts cause him anxiety.
“I keep thinking of the millions of people, including those who voted for him, who will suffer if Trump’s inchoate and preposterous policies are enacted. I keep thinking of the millions of people who have been thrown into a state of fear because they are not White, straight, Christians,” Pelias continues. “I keep thinking of the millions of women, including those who did not and those who did vote for Trump, who will lose their hard-fought reproductive rights and who are now at greater risk of sexual assault and violence. I keep thinking such thoughts and I cannot sleep. I keep checking the news, each time feeling my anxiety and sorrow grow.”