I can name few things more disappointing than when I misjudge someone I thought was amazing, but realize they aren’t who I expected; that they pee on the toilet seat or don’t know how to tighten the lids on anything.
In the 2016 general election, America is that 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 blinded by recent political strides. Interpreting changes like 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: There are still 59+ million people who feel morally secure in voting for a pussy grabbing president, the KKK is still growing, and Transgenders are 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 his election, we would’ve been deluded into thinking peace for all is right around the corner. Now that we know it’s not, we can use the whirlwind of emotions and shock to inspire change.
Martin Luther King once said during a similarly pivotal time:
“If we are to have peace on earth… our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation…”
… and now, our 45th Presidential elect.
We can do this.