Dear America Again,

I’m sorry I yelled at you last night. I was a little upset, I might have had a bit too much of what was supposed to be victory wine, and I said some things I didn’t mean. Last night, hell, the entire election cycle we saw hate from both sides, completely enveloping us. We saw a country that tore itself up over two candidates that no one really liked. We didn’t see people reaching out to those with differing opinions, we saw people getting into tighter knit groups with those who shared their exact ideologies. I’ll admit that I myself did this, I preached tolerance while alienating myself away from those who disagreed with me. Last night on social media I wrote stupid things, I wrote a blog post just full of profane language and disgust. I can’t help how I felt in the moment. Then today I woke up and I felt defeated, I felt broken down, and I opened up my Facebook and I saw that all around me as well. Sure, I could revel in the sadness that’s being shared and go woe is me for the country. I thought about doing that, I planned on doing that and then I realized that that gets nothing done. We have made our bed and we must lay in it. However, that doesn’t mean we should just give up. America has shown that we want change, to shake up the status quo. Could there have problem better a person to enact that that wasn’t an orange buffoon? Of course there could’ve. That doesn’t matter though because what’s done is done. Just this election cycle we saw millions of youth voters support the most Socialist candidate we’ve had in decades. We saw the Republican party almost implode by having a candidate out of left field steamroll the competition. If people wanted change, they got change. It might not be the change that we wanted, but again, what’s done is done. What we have to focus on now is continuing to enact the change we do want. The Democratic party is going to be a completely new beast after all the talks of corruption within the DNC itself, the Republicans are going to have to figure out a way to survive while their leader is someone that may or may not even support their ideals. It’s easy to get down in the dumps and feel that things don’t matter and things will never change when bad things happen, yet look at what happened. A man that’s never held any form of political office or been in the military was just elected president. A woman got further in the presidential election than a woman ever has before. We just had a black president for eight years! People can mourn these results, people can celebrate these results, I just think we as people need to not let this divide us. Because the further we divide as a country, the worse we’re going to become. There are midterm elections in two years, there’s a new presidential election in four. This isn’t the end of the world, we can still shape the world, and I think it’ll be shaped a helluva lot nicer if we work together to do so. Americans are already great, we don’t need to make it happen, we just need to remember who we are and that at the end of the day we’re all people sharing this country together. To be honest though, I am pretty excited for Kanye West to be our next president in 2020. So it goes.

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