This article will diverge from social confidence to highlight the current political controversy.
If you find yourself inundated with political messages, and genuinely disinterested, return to the previous page now.
However, if you find yourself extremely frustrated with the status quo, I urge you to read on and take action.
I woke up this morning to the same recurring social media headlines since Trump’s inauguration; “Trump is an Idiot”, “These Executive Orders are…”, and “Political Advisors are Resigning from Trump’s Administration because…”. There has been a plethora of outrage and concerted efforts to remedy some of these injustices, especially in the Bay Area; my home. We need to take advantage of the momentum, leave the confines of our social mediums, and push our political servants to enact our agenda. An agenda influenced by equality and social progress–in-line with the values that this country was founded upon.
Peaceful times have let us lose sight of the principles that make us American.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” -Emma Lazarus
The preceding words can be found inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. A symbol of hope for immigrants–long overlooked as populations have comfortably settled. The middle of our country has felt the brunt of globalization’s effects, and political candidates have deceived them into believing that a solution is within grasp. These livid ignoramus have been displaced by the system, and blame immigrants for their problems, too prideful to point the finger at their fellow countrymen. Then, Donald Trump played on their heartstrings, and coaxed them out of their destitute state and into the polling booths.
I have no qualms with Mr. Trump. I genuinely believe that he wants to help the United States become the beacon of hope that it once was (along with furthering his personal interests). We (Americans) need to find common ground on the issues that we can influence. We should be less concerned with what has happened, and hyper-vigilant to effect change within our reach. I feel the same disconnect as my fellow Americans, but brooding in isolation will never help. There are brilliant people in positions of power who undoubtedly share your views. Have you reached out to them? Have you volunteered your time to a cause that you are passion about? If not, don’t fret, there’s still time.
Follow the link below to find out how to get involved and contact your congressmen\congresswomen.