Throughout my life I have never understood politics so typically, I stay out of discussions over elections and politics in general. I came across an article on bitchmedia.com titled, “Some of us are brave- conquering fear and loathing in Trump’s America” by Tamara Winfrey Harris. Throughout this article Tamara explains that she is rather unmotivated and unmoored since last fall due to Trump running in the election. She feels threatened and exhausted by Trump because she is a black woman who constantly needs to justify her humanity and experiences.
Tamara noticed that she is not the only one, many people are suffering from election induced anxiety. She interviewed people and asked them to create a blueprint to help others cope with our new president. The people allow themselves to cry because it is okay not “have it all together.” I agree that it is completely okay to cry sometimes, it helps to relive stress and pain sometimes. In addition, people find that coming together at anti-trump protests helped make them feel more powerful, and reminds people that they DO have a voice. Some people are fighting an internal battle and cannot accept America’s future with our new president.
I found another article on themarysue.com by Vivian Kane titled, “Airbnb’s fantastic super bowl ad has a message Donald trump needs to hear.” This article has a different format than the other one because it is based solely on a video, rather than a blogger writing down her thoughts along with the thoughts of the people she interviewed. This Airbnb ad indirectly calls out our president, Donald Trump, and telling people we can get over this if we stand together. It states that we accept you no matter where you are from, who you love, or who you worship, we ALL BELONG. Our president is trying to change our country’s values, but if we stick together we CAN get through this.
It has been 3 weeks since Trump has been Inaugurated, and people have been displaced and deported already. I witnessed this first hand when coming back from vacation. It hurt me to see a stranger coming back from a short stay out of the country, when clearly he had a life in America. When going through customs, this man was taken to a back room where he was questioned. I wonder if he was allowed back into the country or if he was sent back to where he came from, but it truly hurts thinking this is happening to people everywhere in this country. Agreeing with the second article, I believe that everyone should stick together and appreciate each other because we all belong here.