Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. As a country, many of the same mistakes that have been made are being repeated, which leads me to think the United States is becoming insane. With the presidency, Donald Trump emphasized the need to eradicate immigrants from the United States. These are the types of people who work their tails off working until sun up to sun down for low pay just to support their families dreams and the dreams of daughters and sons who want to pursue a degree in something they are fervently passionate about. That right there is the epitome of Jesus-like character to be used for the greater good. When I use the word “used” I mean within the context of everything being at the core of love and kindness. Yet, our President feels a need to emphasize his power, yell and demand he be respected. That to me speaks volumes about a person’s character, and even when he belittles women in the nasty comments he has said (just check this site out: https://www.indy100.com/article/11-worst-things-donald-trump-women-grab-international-womens-day-7352406). What he may be angry about is that he cannot have control over everyone and have complete power, thus his ego and pride suffer. I’m a first-generation Latina and I’ll be damned if anyone told me to go back to my country (just like these guys at IHOP, well one specifically in the army, kept yelling “Go back to Mexico!” This was literally not even a month into the election of Donald Trump.) My friend who was with me a fiery Latina spoke up and told him off and for that she is a strong woman who I greatly admire.
Racism is trying to separate America into making it “white” again and there’s an uncomfortable feeling about that, because back in history weren’t we all foreigners? This quotes from Acts 17:26(ESV) explains that we all have the same blood and are essentially one race, “And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth having determined allotted periods and boundaries of their dwelling place.” Who sets these imaginary lines when it comes to the world? Better yet, why, as a nation, are we not revolting and choosing to be leaders and to instill that justice (backed up by the judgement of the man upstairs of course!) that this suffering and broken world needs. I am by no means judging the people who voted for Donald Trump, because I am aware that we are all different due to our experiences life has given us. I get it maybe at the specific time choosing Donald Trump might have helped with your business or the like.
Let me just invoke a thought with the presidency of Barack Obama and he was a very educated man with high qualifications along with his wife, Michelle Obama. What I admire about Obama was that even though he was HARSHLY criticized for being black he did not let that stop him from making America aware of the suffering and trying to help the brokenness of the world. Amid chaos, he could remain calm as a President and was in tune with himself and could rationalize why certain actions needed to be done. Obama tried so hard to figure out bigger solutions for a world that suffers, and just like Obama those are specifically the types of leaders the world needs. We need to come together and fight for what is right, because in this world there are angels and then there are demons. I remember a time in grade school where we would always place our right hand over our heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, and eventually saying the Pledge of Allegiance stopped due to the separation of church and government (schools were part of this due to funding.). This was bound to happen, but as people we need to unite even more and speak up for those who can’t!
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”