As probably one of the most important days in American history, this particular election has had a TON of bullshit attached to it.
From broken promises by the current president to the insanity of the nominee who doesn’t know who he is; from the people who are more concerned with their money than they are with their fellow human beings to the companies that are lobbying for some crazy shit on the ballots; today has been a day where I have tried not to think about this AT ALL after I dropped off my ballot.
I’ve stayed off of social media for most of the day, and I have not watched any tv. After work, I spent three hours in dance classes so that way I didn’t even try to go online.
I plan to wait until tomorrow and all the counting is done to find out what the end result is.
For all you brave souls that watched as the votes began to come in, my hat is off to you. I don’t think I would have the stomach for that when there is so much at stake.
While I was in class, I mentioned to a classmate that I was glad I was there as opposed to watching. She came to the second class and she said she almost didn’t make it because of that exact thing. She said at one point she considered packing up and leaving the country. It’s comforting to know that I am not the only one that had that thought pass through my head.
Of course if I were to tell that to someone who is one of those super nationalists, they would say I should go because I don’t care about the country anyway. While not entirely a falsehood, I feel the country isn’t living up the potential we have here and the threat of electing the wrong person into office would mean we would never realize it.
Looking at non-profits like Habitat for Humanity, I think the country would benefit in taking the ideas of the company and apply them to the nation. HfH relies on some sponsorships, but also the kindness and time from regular people like us. What if we all did what we could to help bring those less fortunate some help? It could help them focus on becoming more active and beneficial members of society. That in turn would boost our economy. It would foster a greater care of our neighbors. This would result in much less crime. And of course there are other benefits, but you get the point.
It could be a beautiful world if we can stop focusing so much on the “me” and think of the “we.”
What about you readers out there in the rest of the world? How much are you interested in the elections in the US? Who would you vote for? Leave a comment below…