It does matter, now we know. For years, decades even, I recall hearing the idea that it really didn’t matter who the president was. Things remained mostly the same, relatively. But that idea, almost lament, was shattered drastically when Trump took office. When he took the American people hostage. We now know that one very disturbed narcissist CAN change the lives of so very many people.
Those ‘Make America Great’ people have not seen the change affect them, yet. They were hoping for something big… and when that change hits them, they will see it. Sadly, it will not be the change they were hoping for. Our country will be united because we will all finally be suffering together.
The people who have already felt that change? The LGBTQ community where haters have been emboldened to strike out against an entire group of Americans, Jews, Muslims, immigrants, women who need health care, the free press, South Koreans, liberals, the Lokota people, Puerto Ricans, NFL players who take a stand or a knee, and many more have been affected by his hostility that lashes out in early morning tweets and in executive orders.
In the past, it might have been possible to just muddle through a four year term, muttering your displeasure as our illustrious leader makes policy that may or may not improve your life and the lives of your neighbors. But THIS president, THIS president is holding America hostage, so many are dangling dangerously over an open cauldron of boiling oil, just waiting for his next ‘decision’. By decision I mean a fleeting thought that pops into his head.
This time it really did matter… and because enough of us thought our country, our government, was too big for one man to make a difference, we are being ‘led’ by someone who is focused on himself and his close friends and family. Never again can we stay home or throw up our hands at election time because we don’t like our choices…. the lesser of two evils? Well, that didn’t happen… I don’t like to use the word evil… but in this case, evil won. Resist and hang on. It matters