November 9, 2016--First Day of the Dystopia novel

November 9, 2016--First Day of the Dystopia novel

The reality of our life just became a dystopian novel.
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It is November 9, 2016 and this morning the air was different.

The prior morning, I was running on hope. I had hope that this country will not be ruled by fear and ignorance. I had hope that our changing ideas and our diversity will rule the majority opinion especially among my generation. I had hope for my generation, first time voters, would stand up against racism, and sexism and all other -ism. I had hope that Americans were not that blinded in hatred and stupidity.

I had this hope as I went to vote for the first time, believing that by the end of the day American will have their first female president. I had hope. And I was shot down. My hope was shattered the moment Clinton had no way of winning the election. As my social media was blasted by friends, whose parents or themselves are immigrants, are scared to death of this outcome. As I read Muslim Americans becoming too scared to wear their hijab in public. Gay couple’s dreams crushed and women’s voices sipped. I became scared for the next four years with him in the office.

Everything I know that is morally good will be changed. From views of fearful Americans who don’t appreciate the country’s greatness for equality. I am ashamed to call myself an American. And before the hateful splutters arise to send me back to Mexico (which by the way I was not born there), let me say it won’t affect me. I know my rights. And I have the right to be here and pursue my education.

But that doesn’t mean I’m not scared.

And for those stating we would be worst off with Clinton…well it could be true. Now we won’t know. She isn’t perfect and I don’t whole heartily with her…she has common sense. Logic, manners, and she won’t send the country to World War 3 or Civil War 2.

But Trump will. He’s that guy. I fear for the boys in my life who could be drafted and sent to war.

I fear my future as a minority and as a woman.

I fear for an increase of rape and harassment and statements saying it’s the girl’s fault.

America, a place of opportunity for everyone, became the laughing stock of the whole world. And now the nightmare for Americans with common sense.

It’s November 9, 2016…and America has changed. For the worst.

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.
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Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

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It's Okay To Have Different Political Opinions Than Me, Just Don't Be Rude

When it comes to politics, people have become rude and even become bullies on social media, how far is to far.

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When it comes to politics, everyone has their views and opinions on it. But in the last couple of years more and more people have become very opinionated with their views and most of the time it comes off very rude and condescending. You can see that in the most recent election.

When it comes to the President and the rest of the Government people have a lot to say, and they don't care where they say it, but most of the time they post everything on social media. And it can be just one person posting something that they believe in, and that post will get so many hate comments because of one person's views.

My views on politics have been criticized, I can care less what people say about me or my views, but people can be very rude if you don't believe what they do, or share the same opinions.

I don't like to share my opinions that much on social media because I know I would get so many comments, and I just don't need on the rude and negative comments in my life.

But so many people get their thoughts and opinions out on social media because they know they will get a reaction every almost everyone. In the political climate we are in now and all the outrage over every little thing, everyone will have a comment about something.

Just within this election with President Trump, and Congress, and all the headlines all over the internet, just reading some of the comments, they are not just rude, they are hateful comments. Telling people that they should die or go kill themselves just because they believe or their opinions are different than theirs.

Its one thing to tells someone that they disagree with their views, but to tell them they hope they and their family die just because you don't like their views on politics is going way too far. The media makes it worse because they will post headlines that put the President in a bad light, or misuse what he said.

How far is too far when it comes to commenting or even trying to have a conversation with someone on politics. I remember before Obama was in office that, people would criticize President Bush on his policies but you didn't see the outrage we see now.

People compare the MAGA hat to the KKK hood, every time I see someone wearing a MAGA hat on my social media page, I have to look at the comments, and when reading them, there are a lot of people saying this person is a racist, is an idiot and he/she should just die.

Just because someone wears something that they are proud of doesn't mean they are racist in any way, The kid who wore the hat and smiled at the native American didn't do anything wrong, but people were sending him death threats and calling him a racist. People have their views all screwed up and that goes for both sides, two rights don't make a wrong,

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