My daughter came home from class tonight with tales to tell.
Apparently millennial heads are exploding all over social media.
Young white people want to join hands, encircle the White House and not let Obama leave, in solidarity with their minority brethren.
Meanwhile her African American classmates shrugged their shoulders and said, “He hasn’t done anything for me.” And, “I didn’t even vote for him.”
Wrote my daughter on tumblr:
“90% of the white people I follow on social media are viciously berating anyone who didn’t vote for Hillary (all in the name of protecting minorities), meanwhile my Muslim friends voted for Gary Johnson. What a time to be alive.”
On my Facebook feed, there are lists of impending doom and it’s all the fault of Republicans/Christians. It seems “Republicans” and “Christians” are synonymous.
Except a majority of Catholics in this country are Democrats. Plenty of Protestants are, too.
Everyone needs to simmer down.
And not bring Jesus into it.
As a sixteen year old member of the LGBT community said to my daughter today, “I’m not worried about Trump. What can he do in eight years? I don’t think people understand how our government works.”
Wise Founding Fathers who put those checks and balances in place.
I understand thinking the world as we know it is going to end when one’s candidate is not elected.
I felt that way in 2008.
I was probably tempted to post my dismay on Facebook the next day, too.
But I didn’t.
I’m sure I didn’t because, according to my fb memories, on Nov. 5, 2008 I posted about the wonderful aroma of my squash soup.
And life went on.
Here, 8 years later I am still alive and well.
Eight years from now your exploding heads will be just fine, too.
So stop reading the fear-mongering propaganda and chill.
As President Obama said in his speech today, the sun will come up in the morning.