What’s terrifying about Trump is that he’s somehow gaining power despite having even less of it than he used to. We’ve exposed his secrets and lies, caught him on everything, and are disgusted with him when he does terrible acts. He’s shamed on television, radio, and in real life. But somehow this isn’t bringing him down. Somehow, he says morally reprehensible, ugly, and shocking things that are causing people to start frothing for his vision to work, including taking his words into their own hands and attacking people we didn’t have this level of issue with.
I’m not saying we didn’t have problems with racism, religious backlash, and homophobia before. We have and still do. We’re working on it. But his words are throwing the entire nation into such a disgusting pool of degradation that now there is no going forward. It’s a fight against a minority that’s so loud that it’s taking lives, or dehumanizing those lives, or attacking those lives, that we’ve lost control of the minority. They (including those we elected, not just normal people) are just ripping through whoever disagrees with them, disregarding law and plain sensibility.
I knew the republican party was becoming more extremist; we all did. But for their front runner to be such a loathsome, over the top enemy to our values that we can compare him to ISIS and have no problem with the comparison… They are bringing the United States down. Somehow, they’ve created a monster so insidious that it’s already starting to affect who we are as a nation. Don’t laugh at them. Don’t just be angry at them. Trump has this power because the media is on him. I know what I’m about to ask is hard. We all want to be disgusted so that our rage will carry us to the election, but the election is too far away and too much damage has already been done.
I think it’s time for a media blackout on Donald Trump. Find something in the infinite amount of news that isn’t him. If he can’t get our attention, then he can’t get to the others. He may be the most interesting, horrifying thing you’ve ever seen, the greatest train wreck ever to watch, but that train wreck is becoming us.
So, I realize my last post was full of things people wouldn’t want to hear from a feminist because they dedicate themselves to ignoring what feminists say. So this supplementary post is filled with pictures with quotes from other people!
I know… calm down Alyssa, they’re still not going to read this. Oh well. I have quotes for my feminist friends too, down at the bottom! But I believe the top quotes are good for anybody fighting for a cause!
Anyway, I think it’s important for us all to take stock of what we’re really doing with our lives. Strong beliefs are great! But if you believe that people should be good and decent people, and spend your days being hateful, then you’ve completely missed the point of what you yourself teach!
What good does hate do anyway? Does it further your cause? Does it make the world more like you want it to be? If it does, you need to seriously reconsider your morals! The world is never better with hate!
And hate certainly don’t help you as a person. In fact, it empties your life of joy that you seriously need!
Now, I know some people join in on a cause because their friends and family are firmly into that cause. That will hurt you too! You spend your days acting like someone who isn’t you, and taking on morals you know to be against your own world views! How does that help?
Some of you are legitimately worried that if change happens, it will effect you in a negative way. I understand your fear. But hating and worrying about change that doesn’t effect you at all is no way to live your life!
Now, for those of you who feel you are being hated on, keep hope! Anger always stems from another emotion.
Learn from the mistakes of those who hate, because it will help you in the long run. You don’t want to be like that person, do you? Of course not!
Don’t let them wear you down! They may attack you, even personally, but they don’t have the power to make you feel their hate. If you know what you’re doing is right, then nothing they say should be able to affect you.
Always consider legitimate arguments. However, many times in angry blogs there is no argument, especially not a legitimate one. So just let them go.
If it does start to bother you, and I understand it will (it happens to me), take a break and reflect on how awesome you are! We all have struggles, and the best of us take on a lot of struggles we wouldn’t have otherwise.
Anyway, that’s about all I have to say! I hope this helps someone to have a better day, or to consider being a better, happier person!
Okay, I can’t keep to myself anymore. It’s time for a good old fashioned rant.
Hey anti-feminists. How’s it going? Seething in your hate for me right now because I have a different opinion from you? I wish I could say that I’m sorry, but I’m not. I’ve spent this past week looking at nothing but hate for feminists.
How proud you are to hate us.
How you wish we would just let men take back their rightful place.
How selfish we are for wanting to join in on national conversations.
I hear you. Sort of. It’s kind of hard to get past all the base insults you keep throwing around. You keep saying that all we do is throw around insults, while you yourselves keep calling us sheep, bitches, worthless…
You mock us and ask others to join in the hate. Not two weeks ago I saw a post that was laughing at feminists for sending their support to others who were going to a rally. What was there to be mocked?
I particularly cringe at the stories that start with, “As we all know”, like everyone has the same exact experience and opinion as you, and feminists are just some creepy sub-species that works to devour reason.
I don’t know why you think it’s okay to tell feminists to shut our mouths while you spew hate. Why is your opinion the only good one? How all-knowing could you possibly be? Do you see yourself as perfect, as God-like? You must be right because that is the opinion in your head?
That’s pretty damn arrogant.
I know I’m not perfect. Sometimes I miss parts of conversations, or I confuse statistics. But I correct myself. I let other people talk and have their opinions. I understand that people have different viewpoints from me.
All I ask is that people don’t live life to hurt other people. But that’s all I’ve seen this week. People just hating other people, trying to hurt them because they’re different.
Where has the love gone in your life? Why are you so angry?
Let me tell you why I’m a feminist. I want to help people. I want to help the poor get the health care that they need to make their lives better. I want to expose human trafficking so that it can be stopped. I want to help create a world where people can walk out onto the streets without being beaten, harassed, raped, kidnapped, killed, or bullied for being a certain gender or living a certain way. I want safety for future generations. I want happiness for the people that I love, and people I don’t even know.
It all starts with education and understanding. It continues with healthy conversations and actions. I don’t mind that you have a different opinion than me; I just wish that you wouldn’t do it with hate and anger.
So, and I say this with all seriousness, calm down. I know there is some common ground that we can land on.
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