Hey guys, so incase you've been underground or in a coma Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Election Tuesday night. I fell asleep semi-early and missed a majority of the coverage but when I woke up Wednesday and saw the news I was literally as shocked as I've ever been in my entire. Like nothing that has happened in my 24 years of existence surprised me as much and let me remind you I saw the 2007 Patriots go 18-0 then lose the Super Bowl. It's true what Kevin Garnett said, anything is possible. Until Tuesday to me that is still the biggest upset of my lifetime. I'm not a Hillary guy but I thought she was going to win in a blowout and had pretty much accepted it as fact that she was going to win.
So now that Trump is the President-elect lots of people are not too pleased. This country is divided more than ever. I feels like we're in the 1960's and it's an absolute shame. Nobody knows how to react like an adult. Lots of people think many negative social changes are coming. I still do not think is true (or at least hope is not true) While I dislike the way people are reacting with the protests and everything I understand why they are upset and to a certain extent agree.
I still think that at the end of the day overtime if we as a nation just start acting like better humans change will eventually come. All these old people with their prehistoric ways aren't going to live forever. People aren't born with hate, it's taught to them. So what I'm going to do here is give you a little lesson on how to be a decent human being in our society. Basically how any intelligent human should feel about the hot button issues that people don't like talking about. Your parents should've done this years ago.
If you actually care about two dudes or two chicks being together in 2016 you're such a fucking loser it makes my head spin. This shouldn't be a liberal or conservative issue, it's a human issue. I truly believe that people are born gay and it's not a choice. Why would someone chose to go through all the hate? You can't help who you're attracted to it's really not that hard to comprehend. Everybody has "their type". People who genuinely want to make life worse for these people blow my mind. Worry about yourself.
I know there's the whole religious argument but guess what? I believe in God (and low-key consider myself a Christian) and do not give half of a fuck about this and nobody else should either. When I say that I don't care I don't mean I don't care about the LGBT community, I mean idgaf what people do as long as it isn't hurting others and neither should you. If there is a God and he actually disagrees with this then people can deal with it when the time comes but for now just chill out with the hate.
Like.... I hate Yankees fans, but that doesn't mean I think they shouldn't have the rights to exist and be happy (unless it's baseball related), shit one of my best friends is a Yankees fan and I love him like a brother. I know that's a way less serious issue but I'm just saying it's really not that hard to be an adult and put your differences aside. People are different that's what makes life cool. It would suck if every single person was the same, that's boring AF. If you disagree with it, whatever I'm never going to change your mind but it literally does not effect you. If two men or two women are in love and happy and want to spend the rest of their lives together who the fuck are you to say no? As for the transgendered community, if someone wants to be who they really are then let them. Do I think the like 3958 different gender options on like a form to sign up for an email account are a little ridiculous? Yes. But at the same time it doesn't really impact my life and if someone wants to identify differently then go for it. Again if it doesn't impact me or others in a negative way then idgaf.
Look I don't love the idea of abortions either, I don't think women should just be getting them every 3 weeks like to use as birth control. But guess what that's not my call to make. It's not our body to make that call. Again pretty simple logic but there's a lot of stupid people in this country. As for birth control like pill wise I'm pretty much for whatever a chick wants to do. I may make jokes on twitter or in blogs but I joke about everybody equally I'm very cool with equality for women it just makes sense.
When it comes to equal pay I feel like it is pretty insane that in 2016 if men and women are working the same job in a lot of cases men make more. That should probably change and like today.
Now this is where it gets very difficult for me to preach. I'm a white dude in fucking Rhode Island. I have no right to tell people how they should act, I really haven't had any issues in my life that are race related unless you wanna count never winning a race in my life (I'm fat get it?)
That being said don't hate people based on what they look like. Judge them on who they are as a person. If someone is a shitty person who happens to be black dislike them because they're shitty not because they're black. Look at that last sentence as an algebra equation and switch in any group for black that you want and the point remains the same. White, Asian, Latino, African it doesn't matter. Like do people not remember what MLK said? "Judge people on the context of their character" That statement should be on billboards.
Look I'm no idiot, I understand why prejudices and stereotypes exist for any demographic and if you think that's racist to say why don't you go leave your car unlocked in an inner city and see what happens. We all see stereotypes acted out in real life everyday. Some are funny and I don't care what anybody says, while some are extremely hurtful. Life is all about balance. At the same time there's centuries of unjust treatment to African Americans in this country. That's about as clear as day as it gets. If you disagree you're a fool. Lots of disadvantages along the way. Some may be angry at white America and to a certain extent I can hear them out. However I believe at the same time all races and groups need to stop blaming others for their problems. We all need to hold ourselves accountable. Cops should not be killing innocent people of any race but those people at the same time shouldn't be giving them any reason to do something so drastic. We all need to be better and do more. It's almost 2017 and we are divided as ever. This is not how things should be.
Relations with Other Religions:
Yo real talk there's like a 50% chance (at least) there is no God and we're all wrong. I'm a JC guy through and through and while I do believe the stories of Christianity I also think there's a VERY good chance it's all fabricated or at the very least extremely diluted. Just think of a story in the past you've told a friend and then they tell it to someone else and minor details change and then by the time it's passed on to like a 6th different person it's a completely different story. Yeah, think about that with religion over 2000 + years.
So whether you're Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Agnostic or an Atheist whatever/however people w anna worship let them and stay the fuck out. Don't kill people because they don't believe in the same (probably fake) God as you.
Maybe I'm completely off base but that's basically how I feel on all relations. I'm pretty down the middle, I don't consider myself liberal or conservation, I see all issues differently then make my decision. In the past I've considered myself to lean more left but things change over time. If you are offended by what I said I'm sorry but I am sticking to it. It's my right to say it and think this way and it's yours to disagree. I'm not perfect but I think that is a pretty decent moral compass to live by. Judge people for who they are not what they look like, believe or have sex with. If more people were straight up and said what I just said put stuff out in the open I think things would be a lot different. So whether you're devastated or ecstatic that Trump is President if you just treat people better and are more open to different things I think then we can truly make America great.