My Thoughts on this Year's Election
Start writing a post

My Thoughts on this Year's Election

Although I don't like to talk politics, this election was definitely one to remember.

My Thoughts on this Year's Election
Jeff Brown

Let me first say this; I hate politics. I think that they cause most of our country's problems, and as a result, I try not to give my opinion on them. However, it was almost impossible to avoid this type of election, especially considering the circumstances between both Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. Hillary was the "lying crook", while Trump was the "racist and sexist."

To be honest, because there were so many heavy opinions about both parties, this will probably go down as one of the most personal, and most intriguing elections of all time. No matter what, whoever the losing side was, people would be furious and outraged. So it was no shock that riots plagued the country after Donald Trump was shockingly elected president of the United States.

Now because I was going to a liberal and diverse college like Salem State University, it was no surprise to me that the majority of the school supported Hillary. From the beginning I could tell that this would be very personal for a lot of people if Trump were to win. And when he did, saying that people were outraged is a strong understatement.

I'm a white, straight male who grew up in a middle class suburban city. People say that now that Trump is president, life will be better for people like me. I don't care about that though. I just hope that I never have to witness what I saw on election night again. Or even the preceding days for that matter.

Regardless of my theories and opinions, it sickened me to see my friends get so upset after the results. I will always support them and respect their opinions, so seeing them get emotional was hard to watch. I just hope that Trump said his controversial comments just to get votes, and didn't actually mean them.

If election night wasn't bad enough, the riots in the days after were even worse. It was revolting to watch people almost kill each other over who was elected president of the United States. It's also nauseating to see people burn our flag because of the results. The disunity of the country right now is disgusting.

I won't share who I wanted to be president however, I will always be a supporter for human rights over anything else. I'd rather have an incompetent president than a racist, sexist, and homophobic president. But at the same time, I care more about unifying the country first, then worry about what Trump will do in his four years of presidency.

This is why every vote counts. Just because I am a white straight male doesn't mean I don't care about other people and how they live their life. I think that it would be foolish to not at least give Trump a chance. The fate of this country is definitely questionable, but the best thing that the United States of America can do right now is, be optimistic.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Leaving My Backpack In The Library

Views about society and the stranger sitting right across from me


As a college student, my backpack is an extension of myself in many ways. It contains my notes, pens, and computer vital for my success in college. It contains the snacks and water bottle I need to survive long days on campus. It also contains the "in-case" items that help put my mind at rest if I forgot something from home: extra hair ties, masks, and that backup-backup snack. With so much in my backpack important to me and my life on campus, it is no wonder that I can get apprehensive about it when it is not with me or in my line of sight. And that makes me wonder.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Cool Gadgets To Make Your Car Smart

Don't let this stop you from making your car smart. You can change the one you have using smart gadgets that transform your car into a smart car.


Cars are no longer just a mode of transport, where you only worry about the engine and how beautiful its interior is. These days, everyone wants to make their cars smarter, those with advanced technology systems. It makes sense for several reasons. It can make your vehicle more efficient and safer when you need to drive.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Inevitable Truth of Loss

You're going to be okay.


As we humans face loss and grief on a daily basis, it's challenging to see the good in all the change. Here's a better perspective on how we can deal with this inevitable feeling and why it could help us grow.

Keep Reading... Show less

'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Film Review

Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson lead a tigher, more fun sequel to 2018's 'Venom'

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment – YouTube

When Sony announced that Venom would be getting a stand-alone movie, outside of the Tom Holland MCU Spider-Man films, and intended to start its own separate shared universe of films, the reactions were generally not that kind. Even if Tom Hardy was going to take on the role, why would you take Venom, so intrinsically connected to Spider-Man's comic book roots, and remove all of that for cheap action spectacle?

Keep Reading... Show less

'The Addams Family 2' Film Review

The sequel to the 2019 reboot is an enjoyable, but unremarkable start to the Halloween movie season

Photo Credit: MGM – YouTube

There's a reason why the Addams Family have become icons of the American cartoon pantheon (although having one of the catchiest theme songs in television history doesn't hinder them).

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments