Hi Internet, it’s me.
I normally don’t write about politics or anything other than vegan food and makeup on here, but today is an exception. With a tear-stained face, I want to say that I’m fearful for the country that I live in. I am so heartbroken and in shock but I will never lose my faith in humanity. I believe that everyone has a heart that is capable of love even if tonight made me question that very belief.
Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. I am no longer able to say that I am proud to be an American. It shatters my heart and every fiber of my being that I’m saying this. The United States knows everything this racist, homophobic, misogynistic rapist has done and still chose to support him. The words that have come out of his mouth are vile and the ideas he talks about are painful to listen to. It’s so disheartening to see people agree with it all.
It’s sad to see people care more about money and guns than they care about the people who live in this country. We are all humans. We are all capable of love. We can rise above the hate. We have the power to make this country great, because I’m sorry Donald, it never really was. There was progress, but today it feels like we’ve taken steps backward.
My heart breaks for the minorities of this country. To all of my brothers and sisters, whether you’re black, hispanic, Muslim, LGBTQ+, female, a victim of sexual assault, I send all of my love to you and you are so important. To all of the people that voted for Trump, I am so incredibly angry with you but I send my love to you too. I’m sorry that you have all of this hate in your heart, and I wish I knew why you think the way you do.
This election doesn’t have to be the end. I refuse to let bigotry be the future of America. We have fought too hard to let our country be fueled by hate. I might be broken right now, and you might be too, but this isn’t the end and love will always trump hate. I want to remind everyone that we shouldn’t only unite as Americans but as people. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what country you’re from because are all humans. We can nurture our souls with love and compassion.
So if you’re reading this and you’re scared like me, love unconditionally, love compassionately, love freely and love MORE.
Song of the Day: Kabul Shit by Lily Allen