Tuesday Donald J. Trump was elected as the next President of the United States. Some people were elated. Others were angry. There have also been a range of emotions in between. Personally, I was annoyed and disappointed.
I’ve gone back and forth on social media with serveral people about why Trump should be supported, how all Trump supporters aren’t homophobic, racist, Islamaphobic, misogynistic bigots. I’ve heard that we need to move forward, accept the will of the people, etc. And I am annoyed. Not because any of that is false. I’m annoyed because it seems to be awfully hypocritical.
I wasn’t a fan of George HW Bush…he’s kind of goofy. But I never said he wasn’t my president. I never called him racial slurs, nor questioned his patriotism. I never did any of that with President Obama either. Was I a bigger supporter of President Obama? Yes…because he’s like the favorite uncle we all love. But so many of the people who are saying we should accept this, and don’t lump all the supporters together actively hated on President Obama. They called into question his true ethnicity, his ‘patriotism’, and his intellect. But I should just move on?
Nope. See, here’s the thing. I’m not mad at Donald Trump or his supporters. I’m disappointed in the people who supported him because of fear. For those who supported him because his platform aligned with your religious beliefs – I applaud you. But let’s be honest. Everybody who voted for Trump didn’t do so because they are pro-life and think marriage should be just between a man and a woman.
But I’m even more disappointed because instead of people being introspective and admitting their REAL reasoning, questioning their REAL fears and worries, they choose instead to tell everyone else to just drink the kool-aid.
Well I’m not a fan of kool-aid.
Until next time…