Yes, you read the title right: Thank God for Donald Trump. But before you screenshot me and text your BFF saying “Lauren has lost her fucking mind”, hear me out: How shitty does it feel when you meet someone, get really comfortable with them, only to realize they aren’t who you expected: that they pee on the toilet seat or don’t know how to tighten the lids on anything? Pretty shitty right?
Well in this election America is the symbolic “someone” we thought was amazing but really pees on the toilet seat. Until now —or until we realized the pee on the toilet seat— we’ve been unknowingly nestled in a false sense of contentment from recent political strides. Interpreting changes such as the legalization of Gay marriage and a slight decrease in the still high pay discrepancy between men and women, as the be all and end all to change.
As reality would have it, though, we still have super-strides to make as a country. We still have over 59 million people who feel morally secure in voting for a president that grabs women by the pussy. We still have the KKK breathing and growing, and transgender’s being discriminated from basic necessities such as housing.
It is my belief, though, that if we don’t understand the aforementioned issues or simply acknowledge them as problems, we aren’t able to discern solutions.
So I reassert: Thank God for Donald Trump. Without Trump's election we’d be deluded into thinking peace-for-all is right around the corner. We'd not have that burning sensation, starvation or sickness as we watch the election outcome, to unite, grow and do better beyond just race, sex and status as a people; to start a new wave of revolutionary change.
Today is most certainly a day of mourning for people everywhere, including myself —and I wish I could do more than write this post— like give you a hug, or cuddle with you, or even tell you with a clear mind “everything is okay”. Since I can’t, let me leave you with this just as passionately as I would leave you with an embrace:
“If we are to have peace on earth… our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation...” -MLK
… and in this case, our 45th Presidential elect.
We can do this.