A letter to America, my thoughts on the election, and why I think we have to smash and rebuild to become the nation we think we are.
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I’m sure we can all agree that 2020 has been a year we’ll never forget. And to keep things on brand, the year gave us one of the most historic, stressful, nail-biting election WEEKS ever. While the last several days have played games with my nerves, the outcome was worth it. So very worth it.
If you haven’t caught my drift, I’m team Biden/Harris. Sure, they weren’t necessarily the ballot I wanted, however, they’re a step in the right direction. Plus, it was time our nation got pumped with a little decency, kindness, and love. We’ve experienced four years of hate and I’m hoping this next chapter will bring better days and possibilities for all Americans.
I’m not naïve to think that things will magically get better, because I know that they can’t if we don’t all hold our government and ourselves accountable. But I have hope for the America that voted for that same eagerness to be and do better. I think we need to smash down the America that we once knew and rebuild something that will represent and benefit everyone, regardless of the color of your skin, who you love, your religion, disability, or gender.
Last week caused an awakening in me that I thought had been triggered back in May after George Floyd’s murder. His senseless, unnecessary death showed me that I had to speak up when I saw injustice. But last week’s election results did something different because it showed me that people will continue to blindly follow hate. What does that mean? It means that we have our work cut out for us but enough people are ready to do it. We as a people need to work to drown out that hate and, like I said before, hold our government accountable. We need to hold each other accountable to unlearn and relearn how to prosper all of us not just the few.
I have hope for the first time in a long time. Hope for change, prosperity, and unity. America is supposed to be the land of the free, let’s that make that reality for all of us.
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