America the Diverse, Divided, and Divergent: Part 2 – The Divided

Now, this was my first time voting and really paying attention to the results and what they mean to everybody so this could be way out of line, but it seems to me that more people, specifically millennials, are crying out (and actually crying) in opposition to the election results. However, some of the older generations are taking this just like any other election and admitting defeat and moving on with their lives.

Why is it that millennials are taking it harder than everybody else? Could it be that they have more passion? Or maybe that they still have a lot of maturing to do before they know how to handle a situation like this? I’m not completely sure, it could be both or it could be neither.

One thing I know for sure from this past week is that millennials feel entitled, they feel like they know what is right and what is wrong. Which confused me so much because that also reminds me a lot of our new President-Elect, Donald Trump.

For those of you who don’t know yet there have been several colleges offering safe spaces, cry-ins, etc. for those who didn’t like the outcome of the election. Here it makes it extremely hard for me not to use some bad language because oh my god why would you do that? Are you really that weak-willed? Really that entitled? You didn’t get what you want you have to go cry with other entitled cry-babies?

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I saw an email posted online (above) in which the teacher allowed students to not do an assignment and gave extra credit to those who did… YOU GOT EXTRA CREDIT FOR DOING WHAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO DO. Where were these teachers when I was in school (which wasn’t that long ago damn it!)? That is pathetic. I have no other word for it. This is what leads everybody to believe we are creating a weak youth and that millennials are a weak generation.

Right now the several Hillary supporters conducting this sort of activity are on par with children. Immature, spoiled children. But not just any child, they are the child you see screaming and crying at Toys “R” Us because mommy didn’t buy them the toy they wanted. However, and I’m just taking a wild shot in the dark here, I’m going to guess that their parents were the ones that said “Oh okay sweetie let’s go buy that toy too.” Rather than having the sort of parents that I did that either A – told you everybody was looking at you and laughing at you and that you were embarrassing yourself or B – smacked you.

They have become the type of people that legitimately say “I know what they want/need, they don’t know what they want/need.” Which is odd because last time I checked not everybody wants the same thing which is the glory of this country.

“But wait, there’s more!” – Billy Mays, R.I.P. Billy (Fun fact when Facebook groups were still a thing I started one called R.I.P. Billy Mays and got like 50 people to join and it was the highlight of my life so far). Anyways, there is more, millions of her supporters who happen to mostly be college students (SHOCKER) are protesting and rioting and burning the American flag. Now remember back to when I reverted everybody to my article about The Radical 1% because there is far more than 1% of Hillary supporters lashing out irrationally.

Screaming things like “F*ck Donald Trump” and “Not my President” which is odd to me because, though he isn’t your president now, he was elected so he will be their president eventually so not only are they extremely disrespectful but they’re also wrong. I’ve seen things like people saying and posting that Trump supporters are racists and misogynists and the hypocrisy that they fail to see in that bewilders me. You are putting people into a group and stereotyping them… I’ll wait. There do you get it now? You have become what you hate.

Now the other side of it is not much better. The Trump supporters are coming out from under their shells to make sure the Hillary supporters get what the Trump supporters believe they deserve.

On a completely different end of the arrogant spectrum is where you’ll find some of the Trump supporters. Such arrogance like making fun of the Hillary supporters, continuously posting statuses to egg on the protests and riots, and even in the most extreme cases resorting to extreme prejudice and racism. It’s as if they always thought they were right then the election somehow proved that they were…

Just like it is with the Hillary supporters it is not all of them that are doing this but it is enough to be noticeable. Since I do like to focus on the millennials I will go ahead and say I have found very little and maybe almost zero examples of a millennial Trump supporter turn to prejudice and racism towards anybody post-election. The racism seems to be coming mostly from older Trump supporters, which, in that case you can’t blame Trump. They were most likely already racist, Trump didn’t make them racist.

Back to my generation. What I do see many millennial Trump supporters doing is adding fuel to the fire. Constantly making sure their opposition knows that they won and that they were right just for the fun of it. Why? Why would you do that? You beat them. Beating them more has no purpose. Telling them they are wrong serves no purpose. Let them work it out on their own as you had to when Obama won (twice). If that includes protesting and safe spaces, so be it. It was your chance to prove you could be the bigger people and you lost. It continues to be a battle of bullies and cry-babies.

Now, I’ll ask everybody, who looks worse: the person who purposely starts the forest fire or the person who attempts to put it out with gasoline? They both look pretty bad though my vote would go to the one trying to put it out with gasoline.

Our country has become the equivalent of two people blaming each other for what has happened with the failure to see they are both working towards achieving the same goal.

P.S. This scene from Step Brothers is exactly how I envision Hillary supporters the day after the election (just substitute the word “dad” with president and “Robert” with Donald). Or make this a Joe Biden meme, either way I just think it’s hilarious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSzPoSpl2yM

P.P.S. Really??? http://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu/ucsd-students-block-highway-traffic-to-protest-donald-trump-girl-promptly-hit-by-a-car/?utm_campaign=SocialflowFB&utm_source=BarstoolUFB&utm_medium=Socialflow

P.P.P.S. I wanted to post something funny or a news story about Trump supporters but everything is either Joe Biden memes or extremely racist so I elected not to.

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America the Diverse, Divided, and Divergent: Part 1 – The Diverse

I have been thinking of and working on this one for a long time. Much like the people of the U.S. have been waiting on this election for a long time, I have been waiting for something to happen that would finally break us apart.

And it seems the election has begun to do so.

 

First thing I want to do is reassure everybody that I did not take sides in this election. I was observing the election from afar but never getting involved. I did not like either side and felt each side had their pros and cons (as they always do.) However, in the end I was unable to choose which one I preferred and so I write this to you from a neutral perspective though some might find it one sided at times.

This entire election I saw from the beginning how historic it was going to be and how meaningful it was to everybody. So rather than pay much attention to each candidate and what they did, I started giving all of my attention to their supporters to see how they acted and what really defined them. Trump supporters were labeled as radical extremists, racists, misogynists, etc. and Hillary supporters were labeled PC, soft, weak-willed, etc. But, was that really the truth?

It seemed as if a war was going to break out between the supporters; the hate and love for each side was incredible, like nothing I have seen before. However, was there a side more radical than the other? Or were they equally as bad in nature? I had a lot of questions as you might imagine.

There always seemed to be tension between the sides, and I hate to be cliché but I can’t think of any other way to put it, but tension that you could cut with a knife. This tension was not going anywhere either, if anything it would only get worse.

The protests that went on during Trump rallies, the protests that blocked traffic from getting to Trump rallies, etc. little did they know that they were trying to protest democracy (which I know you have now heard several times after the election but I’m saying it anyway). They were protesting the freedoms given to the people and the presidential candidate by our great country. Protesters that thought they were right and so they took what action they thought was correct and *tried* to prevent the other side from even having a voice is astounding to me. When you look at it, they were protesting what they were fighting for and it baffles me to the highest degree.

That’s not to say there weren’t injustices done by the other side because there were numerous. However, the Trump supporters fit the bill of my previous article about The Radical 1%. There are an extreme 1% of Trump supporters that take things too far and give their group a bad name by being racist and bigoted idiots. That by no means provides them an excuse however, it needs to be realized that not every single Trump supporter is like that. Politics is about compromises and some people preferred his economic policies and what not to those of Hillary’s and if that meant compromising some political correctness (as seen by them) then they were okay with that.

Put yourself in other people’s shoes before you judge them. You know, the thing we were taught as children that we so easily seem to forget these days.

All these fights and protests kept going until the very end, November 8th and unlike many people I could not wait to see the results as I was so interested to see how both sides would react either way. I had my thoughts and ideas of what may happen if this side won or if that side won, and many of my “predictions” (I’ll call them that loosely as I have no proof I predicted these as I tend to keep to myself on social media) actually came to be a reality.

It has now become “The Entitled vs. The Crazy.”