However, it is clear that Donald Trump's rhetoric is meant to spread not only fear but hate and intolerance towards all kinds of people. I will never know or understand how some are unable to see it. Even if as his supporter you claim that you yourself don't necessarily have the same ideas about women or Muslims or other minority groups, surely you recognize that his way of thinking and dealing with certain situations is hateful and divisive in and of itself.
I care about this planet and people of all backgrounds, identities, religions, etc. I care about liberty, unity, and progress for this great country. I care about education and working to eliminate the division that has always existed.
Whether you did or didn't vote and no matter who you voted for, we should all be willing to work together for the good of this country. We need to put an end to the hatred that is being planted out of fear. No matter what side of any spectrum we are on, we need to come together as one nation, one United States of America, and work to destroy the division.
I've already seen too many examples today of what we should not be doing.
How not to eliminate the division that is already plaguing this country:
- Delete or block people on social media (unless you truly feel threatened)
- Call people names just because their views are different from yours
- Riot, complete with flag burnings (?!)
- Spread hate
What we can do is keep showing love and compassion toward one another as HUMAN BEINGS. Not as this political ideology or that identity or this race or that religion. Labels aside, we are all more alike than we are unalike.
We've come so far as a nation, let's not move backwards by spreading more hate.
We will continue to fight for justice, equality, and the care of our planet.
We will overcome and we will move forward.
And since I always have to tie everything I do to music, here is a line from the song "Isle of Flightless Birds" by twenty one pilots:
if we wake up every morning and decide what we believe,
we can take apart our very heart and the light will set us free
Keep educating, keep speaking up, keep loving. It's all we have.
**If you read this to the end, I sincerely thank you and I truly hope we can all stand together, united as one country, rather than divided by parties or ideologies or whatever else. America is already great and it will continue to be great, as long as we set aside our differences and stick together. :)
~Say Love <3