"We are stronger together and will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that." ━Hillary Clinton.
The popular vote for both candidates were as follows: Hillary 59,236,903 votes. Donald: 59,085,787 votes. The people elected Hillary, the system elected Donald.
Before you read this article, know this. This is not just about Trump. This is about not tolerating hate and discrimination in our country.
All the madness in the United States has me feeling so disappointed into what the human race has become. I long for the day that people choose to come together instead of fighting each other. Only some of us are coming together, but not everyone. I long to see us creating beautiful things with one another than destroying something that could have been beautiful and inspirational. We need more love in this world. Not just America, but the world as a whole. Everything results to judgment, hatred, and vulgar disputes between one another. We all need to learn how to accept each other for who we are. We all need to learn how to respect each others opinions, while also listening closely and proposing a compromise instead of fighting the fight all the time. Not one person is better and/or deserves more from this life than the other. Unfortunately, some American's feel that other races, ethnicities, genders, and more should not live in the U.S. These issues have been going on for way too long, especially since the U.S. is a diverse and free country. Not only that, but the fact that some American's feel this way. That disgusts me.
This issue has been going on post the Presidential election of 2016. It has certainly progressed during and after this election. Many people that I know through Facebook--that are Trump Supporters, have said awful statements without really thinking who will see their post. These people lash out at the Democratic party and Hillary Supporters mostly. Yes, we live in American and we have "freedom of speech" but, lashing out on people that didn't support Trump gives you no right to call out how "idiotic" they are. Regardless of a person's affiliation, race, ethnicity, gender, etc, A PERSON IS A PERSON. We all have rights to choose who to support and defend RESPECTFULLY. Instead of discussing our debates with one another respectfully, we choose to bring each other down. This hatred has to STOP. Americans, we need to end this hate with one another and stand united. Not every person is going to agree with what you think, know that. Instead of patronizing others, write about how we should love each other and respect each others own differences.
One of my Facebook friends posted this statement right after the election on Tuesday night: "The best part of Trump winning the election is watching the shock and distress...the sheer disbelief on the face of the talking head liberal pundits and the devoted Obama/Hillary followers who no longer have purpose and meaning in their lives." This made me feel so disappointed. I felt so confused and startled to what I read, because it not only pertained to me, but other American's as well. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY, DO NOT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL. From refraining on hatred, you don't end up disappointing and upsetting others. But of course, there is going to be people out in this world that are just plainly unreasonable people that will want to make others feel terrible. Always stand up for yourself, and if it gets ugly walk away. Raise your words, not your voice. I of course responded in the most respectful way, but I still stated how upset I was about what he said: "Are you saying I have no purpose and meaning in my life because I supported Obama and Hillary? You like watching millions of distressed faces on T.V.? Watching how scared people are to have a President that doesn't support their heritage, their gender, their race, and their ethnicity...? A President who doesn't support my Hispanic heritage? A President who doesn't support the LGBT community and is influencing others (because of his vulgar statements) to attack on these innocent people that just want to be accepted in society? I am a Hispanic women, two terms that Trump does not associate himself with. How dare you tell me and others we have no purpose because we supported someone you didn't like. Just by you saying that PUBLICLY and in general, shows that you have no ounce of consideration and love for any American." Out of the many posts throughout Facebook, I witnessed backlash and hatred for those who are not standard "White Americans." I will never understand how someone could hate another person because of who they support, for their skin, and for who they are.
For all you Trump Supporters, I'd like to you understand about people of color, women, hispanics, the LGBT community, muslims, and every marginalized group. We are not just upset that Trump won this election. We're afraid. We are terrified because this country doesn't feel safe to us anymore. When over half this country votes for a candidate who doesn't believe in our rights, who doesn't respect women, who doesn't understand why a male loves another male or women loves another women, why he believe's every Muslim is a terrorist, and why he think's every immigrant is coming into this country just to hurt people, this essentially strips us of our rights as American citizens. We are now being judged of our heritage, of our choice in what gender to love, in everything because of what we are individually. Trump enhanced bulling, judgement, hatred, and much more. Trump supporters, don't EVER discriminate your fellow Americans. WE ARE ALL UNITED NO MATTER WHAT! Unfortunately, every single minority is being attacked right now. This is not to be ignored and pushed to the side. Here is a Tweet that shows three attacks already after this election. Open your heart to those that are not being supported by our new president. A country designed to resist tyranny has now embraced it.
I will not stand idly by and let us live in a world where unconditional love is invisible and being rude is acceptable. Today, hatred is gaining ground on this country. Many are suffering and are in fear to have a president who doesn't except them for who they are. But, understand that not all American's who voted for Trump are bad people. Some voters are not racist and are not hate filled people. Don't think less of people because some of their views don't align with yours. Essentially, don't lose friends in your life because you chose hate over love. In the end, Love Trumps Hate.
Watch this short two minute Youtube video: "I'm Muslim and I'm called a terrorist. Do you trust me? If so, give me a hug." This made me emotional to the point where I cried happy tears. I am so grateful that a lot of us have so much kindness and love in our hearts. I hope some America's become more gracious about living with so many diverse individuals. That is what makes our country so unique and special. To share our land with so many different ethnicities, not just one. Doesn't that make you feel so happy? I love how our country supports and embraces all races and ethnicities. At least some citizens do, but I am telling you, we will continue to embrace every culture and heritage. We will protest till we win the fight. Stop hating. Start loving.
Stand in solidarity with one another. Show love for every single person. Look out for your African American friends, your hispanic friends, your Muslim friends, your female friends, your gay friends, and every single race and ethnicity wholly. Keep each other safe. Right now it will be painful to understand and accept we now have a racist, sexist, misogynist, egotistic, womanizer--President Trump. BUT, what will keep us strong is standing together and fighting for our rights and our differences that make us our own individual self. Because every human life is equally important. Stand up for yourself and never back down in what you believe in. Most importantly, never stop believing in yourself. Love must begin somewhere and in the end, love will always overcome hate. Imagine the difference if we just loved a little harder each day
And for everyone that is saddened that Hillary Clinton lost this election, know that somewhere the first woman president of the United States is watching and listening to what is happening to us right now. She is making plans. It will happen.