So Donald Trump is president. Donald Trump is president. I’ve been repeating it in my mind since it was confirmed around 2 am. The people of the United States have elected a man that used bigotry and bullying to secure his spot? He fed fear and racism to people that were previously hiding their cravings. He disrespected women in the name of patriarchy.
Donald Trump, the business man, the hotel owner, is now in charge of our military, our finances, our society. The man who called Mexicans rapists, Muslims terrorist, mocked the disabled, verbally sexually harassed women, is now in charge.
His win is a reflection of a society unwilling to change, unwilling to accept. When racist ideologies can take the forefront of your campaign, you know there’s something wrong. He blatantly bullied his republican opponents to the point that they dropped out. He stooped to a spiteful level and was rewarded for it.
I don’t know Trump, maybe this was all a clever ruse. Maybe he doesn’t believe the things he said, maybe he spewed hatred because he knew it would garner votes. Maybe he cheated. Maybe the Russians hacked it. But it doesn’t matter.
There are so many people that aren’t ready for a female president. It was hard enough to give it to a black man, but a women? No way. Dating back to the 19th century this is a pattern. White men would rather give a black man than give a women. Black men had the right to vote before women.
There are so many people that are prejudiced. These people believe the stereotypes and dislike people they’ve probably never met. They dislike entire groups of people for what a small percentage has done, for things every race/religion is guilty of. He is a representation of extremism.
I feel like we will end up living in some kind of dystopian society. Like his presidency may change things to make us a “better” society but ultimately making us worse. Progress is a slow process, but our progression has just halted.
What will he change? Will there be a war? Will the US economy improve? What does this mean for race relations? What dos this mean for women reproductive rights? What dos this mean for the LGBTQ community? What does this mean for the little boys and girls of varying races, religions, nationalities that dream of being president?
Find out in 2017, after the inauguration.