The Wake Up Call!!
D day…The shot heard ’round the world. Did y’all hear it? That sound of an alarm clock ringing in your ear. That bell that says the election of 2016 for the President of the United States of America is over? Yeah, it’s over all right, and there’s a new President-elect. And the name is…wait for it…wait…patience…Donald J. Trump!!!
Didn’t expect that one did you? Trust me, nor did I. If you would’ve asked me six months ago whether the nation would be electing Trump as it’s next leader of the free world, I would have laughed in your face. I would’ve said that you’re amazing, because you are so naive. Even if you had asked me a week ago, I would’ve most likely said, “yeah, it’s close, but there’s no way he’s getting elected. We’re not that stupid in America.” There’s no way a nation as free and liberal as ours could ever elect someone so closed minded. So ignorant. So, so…DONALD TRUMP…I guess I’m just glad that I didn’t bet the farm on this one. I’d be homeless.
Nevertheless, Donald Trump IS going to be our new president. And maybe it hurts because we had one of our Greatest, classiest, and coolest presidents we’ve ever had in President Barrack Obama. And to think, afterwards, it will be him. That GUY!!! I was with you Hillary, but you lost, and there goes everything. I’d say you let us down, but that’s just how politics work, right? You win some and you lose some. And while it is disappointing, I realize, it’s not the end of the world as I know…Not yet, at least…
So, for the past two days…I’ve been sitting here trying to get myself together. I, like a bunch of other people, have been sorely depressed of the news that racists, misogynists, and basic idiots have taken the country back, to make America, what it once was…”Great Again…” David Duke sent out a tweet congratulating Trump and saying that we’re going to take this country back to it’s greatness. As a black man, as a father…as a working class person, you can see how one could be a bit concerned over those remarks, coming from a “former” Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Yeah…exactly. If America has been great for the past 50 years, it’s because we’ve tried to distance ourselves from the days, of lynchings, blown up churches, and segregation. I actually do believe the country has in fact, worked to get better. The only thing that we’ve proven this week though is that we have such a long way to go.
And I’ll be quite honest…with some of my statements above about someone being crazy to elect Trump as president, you might say that we as Americans, have become a bit complacent. We’ve allowed ourselves to think that all this will be handed to us. We can definitely see that Hillary’s camp thought so. They knew after the rousing speeches at the convention and after, by Michelle Obama and others. After the women that came out to say how terrible Trump treated them. After all the workers that said how Trump had stiffed them for services rendered, that he was just not gonna be the guy that America lifted up to be it’s fearless leader. As far as people believe this country has come in the fact that anyone who loves someone can get married to that person (man or woman). Or receive health care they so desperately need. Now all of that could very well be endangered because of a man we don’t know to be truly liberal or conservative.
But wait…There’s more…there’s something else that we have not considered…
If I haven’t beaten a dead horse with this, I want to point out the fact that Racism is still there. It still runs rampid. Some would say, but Barrack Obama, was president. We had a black president. Yeah, we did. And what did we do to honor that black president? How did we treat that black president? That’s the question that should be on everyone’s minds. He spent a majority, if not all of his two terms fighting with Congress, and dealing with racist people like Trump asking to see his birth certificate, on top of the disrespect that was shown to him and his family on a daily basis.
And this is my point. If you’re disappointed that America, didn’t elect it’s first female president, that’s fine. You should be. History was about to be made, but instead, she took an @$$ whoopin’ at the hands of those 60 million Americans who would rather see someone who has no idea how to be in public office, than to see a woman running this country. Ooooh…I get it, the only place a woman has in the White House, is the bedroom, or the kitchen, or the background in general? She needs to be quiet and know her place, right? I guess so, because that’s what America wanted right? Like I said, while we’ve taken great strides in becoming one of the most free and diverse countries on the face of this earth, we have still taken for granted how many people there are out there, that don’t want that type of change to take place. We underestimated the power of the ‘Good Ole Boys’ club. We forgot that just because we feel like there is injustice in the world, that social media will be the thing that gets us through. That will automatically get the votes in.
To the people that decided not to vote, because they’d rather have Bernie Sanders in office. Or because you didn’t think either candidate was viable. Or because you wanted to protest the injustices of this nation. Do yourself a favor, SHUT THE F$%() UP!! He didn’t make the cut. America voted on that one too! You have people in the streets protesting, that Trump is not your president. Yes, he IS…and you’ll move on, just like the rest of us. Question is…how will you move on?
No matter what we think, the process can’t and won’t ever work, if we don’t get out there. For those of you who did get out there., don’t stop thinking that your vote counts. But next time, let’s do a little more. Let’s each one talk to someone and help them to understand that these changes are going to come by posting “Get out and Vote” on Facebook, or putting a nice 3 minute video on Instagram. It doesn’t work that way. There’s another election coming up in 2 years, and that will be even more important than this one. You want women in office. Let’s get some in the Senate, or the House. Let’s get some in city council, or in the governor’s office. Find a way to make things happen.
So much more to come…