Odds and Ends
The little voice in America's head
13 10, 2:55pm
Okay, being an American myself, I cannot stress enough; THERE ARE PLENTY OF US WHO CAN HEAR ALL THIS SHIT AND YES WE ARE TERRIFIED. I have several friends who are planning to flee the country for Canada.
The annoying thing is; In media, the loud, horrible people are the ones who get all the press. Quite honestly, when I heard that Trump was putting in his candidacy for president, as a republican nominee, I laughed. My friends laughed. We thought it was funny, that it was a joke. We even jokingly said that hey yeah, he should totally be the nominee for the Rebublicans, because there was no way in hell he could actually become president.
And then it stopped being funny. We stopped laughing. The things he was saying were becoming more and more repulsive. I'm actually shocked he isn't in jail yet for inciting riots!! This man would make a HORRIBLE president!! He spews hatred, he makes our allies hate us even MORE... I don't want him to represent us to the world!! And what's even more terrifying, IS THAT HE HAS SUCH A LARGE, HATEFUL FOLLOWING!!! CAN'T PEOPLE SEE THAT NO MATTER WHO WAS RUNNING AGAINST HIM, HE IS THE WORST POSSIBLE CHOICE?!?!
I have a hard time sleeping at night sometimes, because I'm afraid. I don't want you guys to hate us even more. I know what it must look like, with what you guys see from us, but I swear to God, we're not all like that. America as a whole isn't so stupid and hateful. Ideally, we'd get rid of the two-party system. I'd love it if we just took two or three years of hearing from EVERY CANDIDATE, independant or otherwise, and go from there. I'd love it if all the hatred and racism and sexism would just die out with the next couple generations. But I know that even in one of the biggest hippie states of America, Oregon, there are still people who listen to the fear and hatred and....
I'm just sick of it. tldr, I don't want Trump to be president. I don't love the hell outta Hillary either, but I have less issues with her being our leader than Trump. For my safety, as well as the world's.