It's been awhile since I have actually taken the time to write anything of true substance here, and this won't be the last. I cannot promise when the mood will strike, but it certainly has as of now.
I hear this a lot: "We live in the greatest country on earth". For those who partake in this misguided sentiment, I would like you to examine the statement with honesty. Before we get to why this is not only one of the worst countries in the world, it certainly is not the best. I admittedly will be antagonizing supporters of Donald Trump on Facebook for as long as I please, but that (and him) aside, examine what we as a nation do. Examine what we do: not only to ourselves, but to the other countries around the world.
I always wanted to ride the tides of life to see what we as the human race could do. Whether it was advancement of science, the coming together of all nations to achieve what man has yet to achieve, or simply to see how the chips would fall in regards to the direction of our species. It is sad for me that the future looks bleak, and any progress towards peace and unity is now most certainly in jeopardy as we enter a new era of American sourced hate and intolerance.
America and Americans are no strangers to hate, intolerance, bigotry and racism. We enslaved African natives: stealing them from their homes, making them do horrific things to each other and Americans doing horrific things to them; we discriminated against women, disallowing their right to vote all the way until 1920. We brought disease and suffering to the indigenous population whose land we stole and whose lives we destroyed. Welcome to America. This is our history, and like it or not, the second wave is coming.
Our nation (well less than half of voters, which is an entirely different problem), elected a narcissistic, megalomaniac by the name of Donald Trump. A man with no political background, star of the shitty show The Apprentice, an outspoken racist, an alleged sexual deviant and a brutally obvious misogynist. This is a man who's campaign slogan makes me laugh in a sad sort of way: "Make America Great Again". When was it ever really great? When was this country ever a beacon of light in a dark world of oppression. We clandestinely hide fascism as democracy, and continue to expand the gap in wealth among our own citizens. This is a country that cares about protecting people like Donald Trump from spending a little extra money to help the people who live in poverty. So where this misguided sense of a time before doomsday is really beyond the scope of my own understanding. I don't know, call me an idiot; I really could give a fuck.
I don't expect people of a view point other than my own to have read this far, but if you have then good for you: you are slightly more open minded and intelligent then I will ever give you credit for. A vote for Donald Trump may be the biggest step backwards in American history that I can recall in my 27 year lifespan.
You Elected A Bigot
I'm sorry you did. Let that sink in. It is now your mantra: I elected a bigot. Part of me is a bigot too". That was not as difficult as you might have thought it would be, because on some level either conscious or subconscious, you carry the message of hate and intolerance that drove the Donald Trump's campaign forward.
Well, for all of you who elected this maniac, you chose this hateful bigot, which unfortunately for you is a reflection on the beliefs you hold and the types of policies you wish to see implemented in an already divisive country.
To sit here and try to convince me (or anyone else of sound mind) that Donald Trump is not an obvious and terrifying rat of a human whose bigotry divides not only those in our country but the countries around the world is tantamount to trying to convince me that people don't need water to survive. I simply will not neglect the facts I have seen over the course of Donald Trump's public debut and his highly toxic political campaign.
Let's start with Latinos. Since this is intolerance gold if there ever was such a disgusting thing. Mexicans being his main target, I find it prudent to start with one of the most unbelievable quotes I have heard from a man running for the office of President of the United States:
When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and their bringing those problems with us. Their bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
Please give me one example of someone who is not a misinformed hateful human being that would say something like that. To bring up cartel violence and drug trafficking from Mexico as a result of a rising and powerful cartel presence is one thing, but to generalize all Mexican people in such a light and to stamp the afterthought "And some, I assume, are good people" is foul.
Another tragically wonderful statement made by Mr. Trump is this Tweet:
JebBush has to like Mexican illegals because of his wife.
I did not unintentionally misspell Jeb Bush, for those picking this apart. Donald has become quite proficient with hashtags. Jeb Bush, is the former governor of Florida until his departure in 2007. His wife's name is Columbia who served as the first lady of Florida during Jeb's term as governor there. She is an established philanthropist who spent time setting up a scholarship program for young artists. Is she one of the criminals Donald Trump speaks of? It seems unlikely, and why attack Jeb Bush for marrying a Mexican native? This is textbook racism, yet there is a great portion of this country that voted for this idiot, which leads me to believe there are a great deal of idiots in this country.
I may be an idiot too, but at least it is not for being a hateful racist who is intolerant of the differences we as people share. Yes, the irony is that one thing we all have in common is that we are all different.
I have harped on the Mexican subject for as many words as I would like to in this piece so I will move onto another group of people Donald has been so outspoken in opposing: Muslims.
Muslims are not bad people, they aren't terrorists, although there have been Muslim terrorists just as there have been white, homegrown terrorists such as the infamous Timothy Mcveigh. However, yet again Donald Trump has outed this entire group of people as a threat to our way of life.
One of the only redeeming qualities of America is the diversity among its population. Muslims, Jews, Christians, whites, blacks, hispanics, Asians and Europeans all make up the population of this country, and to out Muslims and label them terrorists is another step backwards in the unification of people and a step forward in tearing us all apart.
This is what Donald had to say at rally in South Carolina:
Donald J. Trump is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.
We are taking ten steps back with inflammatory statements such as these. Were the 60's and the civil rights movement not about equality among all people? Yes, there have been terrorists who were Muslim, but to place a blanket ban on all Muslims entering the country, especially those escaping a crisis in Syria is wrong, and beyond what the word intolerant can even begin to describe. This is the America we have to look forward to, and the people who elected this piece of garbage are just as culpable as he.
Ok, so I could go on about Donald Trump's bigotry and apparent hatred of women, but there are other issues in this man's character that are a wonderful reflection of the state of America as it currently stands.
You Have No Voice
The one thing that Donald Trump got right was his adamant belief that the election process is rigged. California will always go blue, and Texas will always go red. So as a democrat, why even vote in Texas if your vote ultimately doesn't matter? I voted out of mere principal for the first time in my life this election, and to legalize recreational use of marijuana in California. I guess that is one benefit of having this divide between the state governments and the federal government. Honestly though, who these days truly abides by this archaic ban on something healthier than cigarettes or alcohol? More misinformed, media hungry and ignorant people who will believe everything Dr. Oz has to say at 11:30 am during the peak of trash TV.
What I am getting at is that your voice isn't heard here in America, and it is not meant to be heard. As stated previously, this is a fascist state disguised as a democracy. It makes me cringe every time I hear our national anthem at them moment and the land of the free, and the home of the brave. We as a country are bullies, not brave, and we are certainly not free.
We are not free to elect representatives who are the recipients of the most votes; we are not free to do with our lives as we please and see fit, and we are not free to live in a place or society where we are free from the type of racism and hate that a person like Donald Trump brings to our attention in such a disgusting manner.
Welcome to America, the land of propaganda and the land of oppression. For the more we can oppress the people and take away their voice and ability to choose what is right for them, the more powerful the hateful, egotistical and dangerous leaders of this country become. Without opposition there is no government there is dictatorship. It is the function of government to serve the people not the other way around, and for a man to further introduce policies that will negatively impact the poorest of Americans is a shame for the age in which we live.
I am not here to say Hillary Clinton was a great choice either, I am simply here to say wake the fuck up and realize that your country is perhaps one of the worst promoters of propaganda in the developed world, and our complacency has done nothing but to further its reach into our daily lives. So when you celebrate some bullshit holiday like the 4th of July, remember what you are paying your respect to: an oppressive state that values not its people, but its leaders and how to stop you from having a voice.
Do something to help your fellow man be they Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist or none of the above. They are the only ones who can unite to stop the tyranny that is beginning to snowball out of control.
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