I am not one for politics and as I type this I could hear my parents screaming at me and telling me that this is my generation that is affected and my future that I should worry about. This is all true and I should be worried and my future will probably never be the same after Trump has moved into the White House and is officially inaugurated. I should be more worried because I am not a white man I am technically within the minority which so happens to be the majority of America — minorities, immigrants, people from all races and backgrounds.
I have come to the conclusion that we together are an ignorant generation. In blatant terms, there are a lot of stupid people in the world today. Stupid and ignorant people who either don’t care or are uneducated. When all of these factors combine, we tend to make really stupid decisions and elect really stupid people as president and be apart of the governing laws that affect us.
Watching the election last night, I had a gut feeling that Trump would win. He’s ruthless, blunt, honest, people like that. People want to be represented by someone who has no problem telling it as it is. I get it. Do I support that decision? No, not really. Would Hillary would have been a better President? Perhaps. But we will never know now will we?
I wasn’t surprised about how close the votes was nor was I surprised at the reactions from the rest of the world. I really did not feel any sort of emotion until I checked Twitter and saw at the top of the United States Trending list was the hashtag #notmypresident. Currently, there are 451 thousand tweets filled with people’s honest opinion, their outrage and their rejection of the final results.
Here are a few:
If I had not realized this before, reading these tweets and the opinions of others has made me realize that we as a nation are failing in so many ways — morality and ethicality being at the top of the list. The United States was built on the backs of immigrants and yet there was oppression, persecution and hatred of anyone who was not a white man. Today, in 2016, we’re facing the same challenges our ancestors faced centuries ago. What does that say about us as a nation? Have we really progressed or are we going back in time and reliving what has already been done? And my question is what can we do to change that?