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America is Exhausting: Part Two

Last year was one hell of a year! I wrote about my frustrations in this post: America is Exhausting: A Rant. I’m finally ready to add a part two. So, as I discussed in a previous post, I’ve been having trouble writing. Well, I’m slowly getting back into the habit. In my post from last year, I talked about how exhausting the political climate was, the chaos unfolding in the streets, and how everyone was so hostile and tense over the most banal things. The political climate hasn’t calmed down much even with a new president, and with the pandemic still raging on, people are even more short tempered and hostile. I had to literally re-arrange my social media feeds and stop watching the daily news, because everything was so wild.

I love America, I also recognize that America has it’s problems. There is no need for me to harp on those issues, at least not in this post. I think the climate we are in right now is one that is hell-bent on division and chaos. We live in a time where everyone seemingly hates America and is all too eager to list out this country’s problems. I find this counterproductive. It has only caused more strife and harm among us as people. I’m tired of the arguing, I’m tired of the fighting, I want us to come together. Yes, we can all acknowledge that America has problems, but we can also find common ground. I want the best for this country. I want us to learn from the past and work together to create a bright future for those that come after that. In order to do that, we need to cut out all the political nonsense and find common ground.

Democrat vs Republican, Gay vs Straight, White vs Black, its all distracting us from our greater goal, uniting America. This is the United States of America, after all. Maybe, I’m too idealistic, and things have gone way too far off the rails. I’m just honestly tired. I want better for America, but I believe the only way we can get America to be better, is by stopping all the fighting and coming together as one.

The Ultimate Loser

America,  we have made our bed and must lie in it.

The votes have been tallied. The “winner” and “loser” have spoken.

There is hurt, disappointment, anger, fear.

Our presence on the world stage is that of a laughing stock.

We are divided.

We have been divided throughout this whole campaign.

We lost.

America is the ultimate loser.

When I voted, I was voting not only for myself but for my family, friends, ancestors, and future generations.

I am not sure if others did the same.

Did you vote for your future or did you vote out of spite?

Was it all a joke to you when you went to the polls? If you went?

What will our country look like on Janurary 20,2017?

Right now, we look a mess.

We look defeated.

We look shocked.

Can we be shocked though?

In order to have made it here, the candidates had to go through the primaries, then their respective conventions, then to the ballot.

They both made it all the way there. With scandals, soundbites, speeches. They made it.

America made a choice.

The Electoral College made the wrong choice.

What do we tell our children?

I am more disappointed than angry.

I am more concerned than afraid.

I will continue to speak up.

I will continue to fight for all.

I will not stop praying.

America is the ultimate loser here, but we will not go down without a fight.