This moment is pivotal because it has the potential for such horror or promise. I don't know the future or what Donnie will accomplish if given the highest office in our land. As a nervous gay liberal, it's easy for me to say he'll only accomplish evil. Then again, it's easy for me to say that when Donnie adopts the most conservative platform I've seen in my lifetime. Citizens don't get to decide what their family looks like, because Donnie and friends already know what it has to look like. Our melting planet needs more coal and oil burned. Terrorism is now a global threat, so Muslims must be targeted and screened for EVERYONE's protection. Oh, and Mexicans must be kept out. Why is there not also a call for building a Canadian wall? I'd love to see that Tweet storm. It's self-preservation for me, my life as it is, to assume the worst of this man and possible time in office; I am part of one of the groups Donnie's platform says hurt our country.
Current circumstances what they are, we're given a choice as citizens to vote for: Hill, Donnie, someone else, or not at all.
Hill is known to be shady AF. That's the attack being made against her, and I agree with it. The campaign for her presidency is and will continue to present this inescapable part of her persona as "adaptive." I do want a president who can say they've changed their mind about something when presented with better evidence. Someone married too married to their ideas without input from others or diplomatic compromise is not our Commander and Chief. Personally, I voted for Bernie. His consistent ideals inspired me to be more involved in my civic duties. I stand behind him and the decision to nominate Hill as the candidate to avoid contention in the party. Shady as she may be, I know this woman wants to leave a positive mark on the world in the name of women. She wants this time in office to mean something for the little girls watching her on TV. That is something positive I believe we can expect of her and the possibilities her platform supports.
Good ol' Donnie boy promises to make us great again, just like good ol' Adi did. What made America, and Adi's Germany, not great? An embarrassing war and collapsed economy. Our embarrassing war was caused by an idiot president who took an idiot action inspired by greed, and our tanked economy caused by greedy banks lending to people with no business borrowing money. Thus emerges our American Adi with equally recognizable, albeit uglier, head hair to save us with empty promises fueled by anger and hate. Donnie speaks to a legitimate frustration but with dangerous solutions. His passion and motivation is not any more admirable and should not be lauded any more than Adi's. The selfishness and intended pain behind it is what you vote for when you vote for the opulent pig on his golden throne. Donnie as president would prove that our country does give the trophy to any petulant child who whines about deserving it. That's what this is to him. Look ma! I wanted a real army and now I command one!
I hate that we say "someone else" when it comes to voting options. We encourage variety in the free market, but we're really given two choices when it comes to our representatives. My favorite option, if we lived in another time, would be having the serious choice between Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein or Gary Johnson or Hill and even Donnie if enough of our people support those ideas, dumb-ass as they may be. Multi-party systems encourage people to think about where they align on several issues, think about several possibilities of handling those issues, and examine candidates who support those possibilities. Right now that is not our country. Voting third party is commendable because it means you did right by your fellow citizens and conscience. If Hill, Donnie, and Gary all come in below the required electoral vote, the House decides for us - I personally don't trust that group to make the best decision on our behalf. In this election, I hope we as a people can rally behind a single candidate to defeat what has proven a common and formidable foe.
Not voting is directly supporting whichever candidate wins. Your apathy or desire to prove a point that you're displeased with your choices allows whichever evil happens to happen. You said nothing when it counted and although I'm sure it won't, should weigh on your conscience. We have our moment, and if you never vote again, vote this time and for Hill, especially you Bernie-or-bust weirdos. I love living in this country and want to see it change for the better. Get behind making it safer, cleaner, smarter, prepared, employed, healthy, compromising, and accepting. There's so much to which we can look forward and into which we can pour our time, resources, and effort. The democratic candidate isn't perfect and neither is the platform, but it is future thinking. I would rather have that world and will vote with that idealistic dream in view.
Our moment doesn't need to be about being casual with the evil presented us, or feeding it the attention in needs to survive, but it can be about uniting against Donnie and the complete crap for which he stands. No one expected Adi was capable of what he was, dangerous as he spoke. Regardless of how far he takes it, the mindset promises much, for few, with devastating costs for the rest. We have our moment to say no before Adi's pain is relived in Donnie form. Nie Wieder, bitte.