I want to talk about the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Enjoy!
Today, Friday, January 20, 2017, is a very important day in America. Today is the day that Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States of America. As tradition, this transfer of power is widely televised with millions of spectators. It’s an important process in our Democratic nation. Watch Trump’s inauguration here.
As I’m sure most of you have heard, this particular inauguration is faced with tons of backlash. From artists refusing to perform and protestors, there was a clear controversy over President Trump’s inauguration. This, to me, is very important. I think it’s important to understand why he had such a difference of opinion with this election.
Donald Trump’s entire campaign was centered around blaming and discriminating against the ‘little guy.’ By this I mean, the people who are in minority groups in America. The people whose voice doesn’t get heard. Trump made some outrages remarks against women, immigrants, African Americans, disabled people, LGBTQ community, and Muslims. Basically, the majority (numbers wise) of the population. It seems that the only people that Trump is willing to stand for are white heterosexual wealthy Christian men. It’s a very tiny group of people in America that Trump is standing up for.
This would be a great thing if America only consisted of this tiny demographic, but it doesn’t. It’s hard for people to understand that this nation is no longer the way it was years ago. Years ago, having a female leader or a gay couple may have been completely outrages but now it’s not. Americans have become so much more accepting of everyone and we have pushed hard for equal rights for everyone. It seems like a step back with Trump’s campaign ideas. And now that he is the new president, it may seem like a dark hole.
This is not the way things should be. While Trump may be the president, his ideas are not us. We, the people, still are as accepting and loving of one another as before he become president. This has not changed. Regardless of who the president is, we are still the people of America and we are the future. There are so many young people, myself included, that were disappointed with this election. We thought that America had finally realized that times are changing and so do we. We can’t keep living with the technology that was created years ago in 2017, the same way we can’t keep the ideas. We have to adapt. While I understand that we may be upset, there is no reason to give up. Remember that it took years upon years for activism to finally be heard, and while we still have a long way to go, we are even more motivated and stronger to keep pushing for equality.
It’s important to continue to stand together and fight against injustice. It’s important to us and our country. However, we must continue to do this peacefully. It’s our right to voice our opinions against this new president but we must do it peacefully. Yes, doing things peacefully takes so much more time, but it’s the only way that we’ve achieved changed. It may take years for change to come but just know that we were apart of it. Our efforts will not go unnoticed. Sometimes the people who are the quietest are the ones who have the most power. I hope to one day live in an America where discrimination is a thing of the past, and equality is the new norm. I have faith in all of us that this will happen.
On a side note, it was very heartbreaking for me to watch Hillary Clinton at Donald Trump’s inauguration. I’m surprised and very proud that the Clintons and the Obamas were all incredibly peaceful during the entire event. This is very honorable. Great example for the rest of us.
Remember that still stand together!