I’ve heard this election described as a rebellion against the elites… a reinvention of politics, and I can agree to that in most ways. Who would have ever thought a candidate that hasn’t held a job in politics in any form is now the president of the US?! He also will advise the strongest military force on the planet. There truly is not a better example of such. This is definitely a rebellion to traditional politics as we know it, or at least thought we did. Furthermore, this kind of shift in a traditional presidential election is something I think could have been so powerful and beautiful for people of all incomes, class, regions and race. Instead, I felt like this was an election and campaign won by doing the polar opposite. I am able to find respect for someone speaking his or her ugly truth. The way that Trump presented himself throughout his campaign gave America a clear understanding of who he was and what his agenda consisted of. Such a dramatic shift in politics could have been based on something so great. It could have involved compassion and love, but this was a campaign won by throwing away specific kinds of people and morals to appeal more deeply to others.
Humans are divided in so many ways already without the help of a person in tremendous power.
Friday night, a protest of took place in Miami starting right in front of the Biscayne amphitheater. The experience I had in Miami at this protest was intense and powerful. What I experienced was people from various ways of life peacefully uniting to stand up against a candidate. Moreover, all these people believe Trump doesn’t represent America as a whole, which is their constitutional right. At first, the energy and numbers overwhelmed me. As the protest continued, I felt connected to everyone that was in attendance. I felt at one point during the night republicans and democrats Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump like all of us are victims in some way of our environments. Whether that be our upbringing, education, lack of education, our values, our society, our ignorance and racism.
The only race I saw there was human.
The night went on and ended with complete respect from law enforcement and without any violence that I am aware of. Around 10pm people dispersed in all directions of the city to their cars or different means to get home. I walked to my car and left feeling like one of the biggest lies I was ever told was that there is more than one race of people. Truly, you cannot stop the universe from doing what it does.
Love is the language the universe speaks that always trumps hate. Pun intended.