“An Open Letter to the World”- by a Concerned Member of Society
I’m not mad at the Americans who supported Trump.
I’m not mad at their flawed political system, nor am I mad at the Democratic party.
I’m terrified of living in a world where hatred defeats love.
I’m embarrassed that we let our world turn into a machine that runs on hatred and greed. We let this happen when we decided to observe rather than act when our world needed us the most. Stop blaming Trump supporters and take a long look in the mirror. Donald Trump gave a voice to the people who were not being heard, people who have taken an economical beating in the last couple of decades. In their eyes, he is their champion, he is a man who promised to restore their dignity. Trump is a lifeline to them.
This situation was created by the ones who sat back and watched the system collapse under its own weight. The education system failed, the economy went into debt, jobs were ripped away from the blue collar workers. What did we do to help it? Most of us sat behind our computer screens and judged those who sought help.
In the long run, our absence of action created the hatred that breeds inside of a lot of Trumps supporters. Donald Trump was there to help them direct and justify their anger. He became their ally, we became their enemy.
The world needs to stop looking down at the States for this lethal mistake. The world is sitting back and watching terrible events unfold across the globe.
- The vote to leave the European Union triggered a 14 per cent rise in hate crimes across the UK
- LGBT relationships are still illegal in 74 countries, punishable by death in 12
- The world is on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020
- Scientists say 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is now bleached
- We are hitting record breaking temperatures, due to human-caused climate change
- There are 4.8 million Syrian refugees across the globe and most countries are not doing anything
- 250,000 Syrians have died, half believed to be civilians, due to the Syrian War
P.S. This list is much longer, I just couldn’t bare listing anymore.
Our lack of actions, at a global level, has left us with a mess that can only be cleaned up if we work together.
I know I’ve been harsh. There’s a great number of people who are trying to make a difference and I salute you for your contribution. Even with them, there isn’t much that can be done unless we all come together and help build a brighter future. What happened with the election is just one link in a long chain of terrible events that are bound to happen if we don’t act together.
Let’s be optimistic for a second. If there was a moment in modern history to wake up the world, it has definitely occurred this year. I’m not just referring to the presidential election.
The time to act is now, push your hatred to the side. It’s not about your religion, your skin color and/or your personal beliefs. That time is over, we need to begin to think about the “common good.” We need to focus on actions that will push humanity forward and bridge the gap that we have created between cultures. Deep down, humanity is beautiful, people are beautiful.
We need to pick each other up. Inspire one another to do good and to protect what is right. Ignoring the evil will only prolong its existence. Next time you confront someone with a different view, don’t attack it. Open your mind and listen. If you share your insights with one another, you will see that there is a common trend amongst everyone, survival. We are all trying to make our way through life, and together, we can make it prosperous for all of us.
Go outside and celebrate life. Help the elderly, provide the homeless with the food they deserve, stick up for the weak, volunteer at a underprivileged school, donate your old clothes, take some time to learn the political system and respect each other. It has been proven time and time again that hatred will only breed more hatred. It’s time to explore another option, love. Love will always trump hate.
Let’s stop relying on the few to make this world better, let’s unite together and face these issues as one.
We are all humans.