Brace yourself It's election day! Though we might not have the results right away, Some are hoping for the best, while others pray.
Everyone wants a good outcome but many still can't get along. Both sides are trying to appear strong, while those in the middle wonder where they belong.
Will another leader emerge? Or will we see four more years? A repeat of a divided country in tears, while the rest of the world looks on and cheers?
Today's the day. It's finally here. And while I had planned on sleeping in because I knew it was going to be a long one, my anxiety had other plans. I woke up with a feeling of dread. That hasn't happened since the day I knew was going to be Whitey's last. Just this sick heavy feeling weighing on me. We're in between a rock and a hard place. A damned if we do, damned if we don't situation where no matter what side wins chaos is likely to ensue. I keep trying to hope for the best. But the realist in me is expecting the worst.
Just looking at what this country has unraveled to in the past few months doesn't give much hope for us. We're more divided than ever. People have made hate and discrimination more and more ok. They don't even try to come together and listen to each other and meet in the middle or compromise or work together. It's all about what they want and what they believe. People don't even know how to communicate properly anymore. They just throw out slander and propaganda and try to cause fear. They don't even use logic and facts anymore, it's all opinion and emotions. Repeating a lie over and over does not make it fact. And calling everything you disagree with "fake news" does not make it fake.
You have a whole group of so called Christians and godly people who worship a narcissistic sociopath as if he's their savior and they see absolutely nothing wrong with it. They cry about the "left" being mean and hurtful and radical yet these people put a known adulterer, sex offender, liar, racist, classist, horrible human being on a pedestal. Anyone with even a little bit of sense can see he's playing them. But they turn a blind eye and condemn those who don't worship him. How do they not see how divisive and cruel he is? He literally told a group of White Supremacists to "stand by" on national television. He's praised these hate groups because they support him and he's condemned people who are trying to seek equality.
His followers cause so much anarchy and destruction and he praises them for it. He had the national guard pepper spray and fire rubber bullets into crowds of peaceful protestors all over the country and tried to paint them as anarchists when it's been proven time and time again that the majority of the people causing problems are his followers, infiltrating the peaceful protests and trying make the protesters look bad. Yet no matter how much evidence is presented, he and his followers refuse to acknowledge it. He's literally trying to become a full fledged dictator and half the country is ok with that. But they call the other side communists. He tries to censor and boycott anyone who disagrees with him but cries about the so called "cancel culture" picking on him.
Then when his followers cause destruction, run people off the road, shoot and kill people, and even plan a kidnapping of a local governor he and his followers try and justify it. They say, "Oh, if you weren't mad at the protesters then you can't be mad at us." Classic example of two wrongs don't make a right. You can't defend or justify your crimes or wrongs by pointing out someone else's. That's not how it works in court and that's not how it works in society. If you see someone else committing a crime or a wrong, that doesn't give you the right to do the same thing. And that's been their mentality. Condemn people for doing something they disagree with, then turn around and do the same exact thing and try and justify it. Like children. Hypocrites!
You don't have to have a psychology degree to see that he's completely unstable. He acts like a 2 year old throwing a tantrum. He's bullied and name called from day one. But cries about not getting respect. Why would anyone respect an immature bully? He doesn't even try to act like a mature, respectful, civilized human being. All he does is distract, project, and deflect. He never answers a question straight out. He's always gotta go in circles trying to get you to forget what was asked. I know that's somewhat normal for a politician. But he excels at it! He will not answer a question, period. He doesn't know how to properly debate or defend anything he says.
All he does is slander, mudsling, and attack someone else. Yet his supporters love to say, "Defend Biden without mentioning Trump." When they can't even do it. You can't even have an intelligent conversation with most of his followers because the only responses they have are: "MEGA" "fake news" "Libtard" "snowflake" "baby killing dems" "crooked Hilary" "Sleepy Joe." It's like they've lost the ability to speak in full intelligible sentences. It's like they've lost the ability to think for themselves. All they do is regurgitate his nonsense. Since day one, non supporters have referred to his followers as sheep. Then they turned and started referring to the non supporters as sheep. It's literally like a grade schooler arguing on the playground saying, "I know you are but what am I?" Because they can't think of a good come back.
There used to be a time when both sides would come together for the common good and negotiate and compromise. Now, both sides have dug their heals in and just refuse to budge. They don't care about the country or the grater good. They only care about getting their way. And then they both point the finger and blame each other. His term has really brought out the worst in everyone. I know it's not completely his fault, because people are responsible for their own actions. But when you have a leader who divides more than he unites and doesn't play by the rules and condones anarchy as long as you support him but condemns good intentions that don't align with what he wants what do you expect.
You can't continue to play by the rules when the other side is constantly cheating. He's been saying that he won't accept the results if he doesn't win the election. And that the only way he can lose is if it's rigged. He's been trying to cause fear and panic for months now. Saying, it'll be absolute chaos if he doesn't win and the country will completely fall apart if he's not in power. And people buy into it like sheep! Do you not realize he's been in power for four years and the country has progressively fallen apart? But his sheep just do what he does and blame the other side. I'm not saying the other side is perfect. They're not. And I've said, continuously, that both sides are at fault. But he, like a child, refuses to take responsibility for absolutely anything he's ever done in his life. He never admits fault.
A good leader takes responsibility for their actions, good and bad. Part of being a good leader is being able to admit your faults, admit when you're wrong and work to be better. No one is perfect. No one expects the President to be perfect. It's just not feasible. But what we do expect and what we should expect, is someone with dignity, honor, honesty, and someone who wants to lead the whole country and do what's best for all of us, not just the ones who blindly follow without question. Now you may not think Biden will be better, and maybe he won't. But do we really want four more years of hate, division, discrimination, and tyranny? Doing the same thing over and expecting different results . . . do we really want insanity? Or do we want to at least try to be better?