So after waking up today to find that 2016 still had at least one more ridiculously stupid political result left hiding in her skirts, it got me thinking.
I completely, utterly and wholeheartedly believe that Donald Trump is worse than the mysogonistic, arrogant, racist pig that he has been revealed to be on this campaign trail. He just happens to have a spectacularly good campaign team who have managed to mask and hide much of the true evil that hides in that man’s heart.
America, believe me, there is more to come. I wish you luck with your new ‘role model’.
Hillary Clinton is, and always was, the better candidate. Fact. She is experienced, level-headed, and has had the skill, determination and strength of character to pull herself up to these high heights of politics through the muddy marsh of mysogyny and sexism that is this planet. That is a strong woman. That is someone I admire.
So to wake up and find that this incredible strong woman has been beaten by a man with a level of maturity equal to that of a three year old (and let’s face it, that’s being mean to the three year old) then I’m left wracking my brain for the answer to the question “what’s wrong with this planet?”. Why are we fucking up spectacularly?
And I think I have the answer.
It’s me and people my age. The millennials.
We are marked as the generation of change, far more liberal than our predecessors, ready to vote to save the world.
But we don’t.
Don’t get me wrong, there are of course exceptions to this rule, as with just about any rule, but we don’t vote. We shout and discuss our views in private and in public, praising our beliefs and our aspirations and dreams for the future as far as we can, but when it comes down to the actual act, far too often we are the people who refuse to vote.
Sometimes, we do it in protest; I don’t like either option so I refuse to vote. I, personally, believe this to be a rather stupid idea, but each to his own.
Most times however, Millennials don’t vote because we believe that it won’t matter, that we can’t make a difference.
And that is where you are wrong.
We are touted as the generation for change for a reason. We are a strong, proud political force, a force to be reckoned with, but if we keep holding ourselves back, in “protest” or not, then we let them win. Those people who say that Millennials are the lazy generation, the wastes of space. Those who talk down to us because we don’t see things the same way they do. They value physical purchases, we value experience. They strain and struggle against our wants and needs for a more liberal, open society, so they tell us that we are useless, stupid, and will amount to nothing; and we start to believe them.
Don’t. You. Dare.
They tell us that we are stupid and know nothing because they can see that we are powerful, we hold the power. And they’re scared. Let them be. They should be. We hold the power, we hold the sway, and if you would just use it…
I have seen charts released by several news outlets of what would happen if just Millennials voted. Clinton won. In almost every single state.
Does this not tell you something?
This is our planet, we are the one’s destined to now grow up in the wake of these political fuck ups. How will you ride the wave? I’ll be championing the power that I hold, using my vote in an attempt to fix what they have damaged. Will you?
America, I wish you luck. To the rest of the world, God help us!