Of the hate.
Of the violence.
Of the petty, ignorant attacks on people.
Ain’t you tired?
I’m emotionally exhausted by this miserable election year (which, if we’re being honest, has really been two years long) in American politics. There have been death threats to newspaper employees and journalists. References to women’s genitalia in the general election brings back haunting memories of sexual harassment I’ve experienced as early as the age of 12. To clarify, I’m not referring solely to what one candidate has said, but also to the plethora of political t-shirts that have popped up from both camps. And most recently, the bombing of a political party’s headquarters in North Carolina.
America… ain’t you tired?
I’m emotionally exhausted by the hate that seems to hang in the air over our country. I’m not writing this as a means of taking an official side in this political frenzy, and although my convictions are strong, this post isn’t about where I stand on the topics.
This post is not about leaning left or right or anywhere in-between.
This post is about the dangerous precipice our country is quickly sailing towards.
Folks…here’s a wake-up call: we will still have to live with each other after this election. I’ll repeat it: we will still have to live with each other after this election.
How are we as a society going to function after we have our new President? No matter how you slice it, people will be disappointed with who wins the election. And no matter how you slice it, we have to live with the results.[bctt tweet=”Remember: we will still have to live with each other after November.” username=”@nbellediaries”]
The extreme polarization of our country is becoming quite scary. Threats of violence if one candidate doesn’t win the election…is this the America my parents emigrated to in the 70s? I can only imagine what outsiders think of us when they watch the news. Turning on any news channel lately is an act of masochism. Things are getting increasingly offensive and it’s not just coming from the candidates: it’s from every day Americans who are so emotionally involved.
As much as I want election day to come and go, I am equally apprehensive about the aftermath. Where did we lose sight of what truly defines our country?
America, I pray that our differences continue to define the greatness of our country. For it is by accepting our differences and working together that America remains a shining beacon of hope and freedom.
Instead of lashing out at each other at our differences, let’s focus on what is emotionally, psychologically, and fiscally responsible for not just our country, but our grandchildren’s country.
And with that ends the most political post I hope to ever post on here.
Peace and love,