I don’t like to talk politics on social media however, I will make an exception. As an American citizen and diligent taxpayer, a Muslim, a child of immigrants; but more importantly an intelligent, educated, open-minded, thought-provoking, sarcastic, minority female; I would like to express my thoughts.
I vote. I have voted every election. Therefore, I cannot blame myself for what could have been. If the election did not turn out the way we wanted it to then we should consider the quality of education, news coverage, and priorities of the world we live in.
I am not saying that I am a model citizen. I have a smart phone, I don’t always remember to recycle, I don’t always give to the needy (mostly because I can’t always afford to), I waste energy-water-and food sometimes, I indulge in complete nonsense even when I know it’s wrong, etc. you know the deal. But I never assume I know everything or that I cannot learn something new every single day.
If anything we should learn from this momentous event. We should make our voices heard, we should express ourselves more forcefully. If you say nothing then no one hears you. If you do nothing then no one sees you. I’m not saying it’s as easy as doing the opposite, but if we don’t try then who will.
He got elected and this our current situation. We can choose to keep fighting a system that is blind to our needs or we can educate ourselves and make damn sure that it never happens again.
Politics is not my thing, but I am a citizen and a person. The wellbeing of others is as important to me as my own. So in my own way, I have my blog. I may not be able to save the world, or the US, but I can reach those few that can benefit from who I was and who I aspire to be.
I learned early in life that being angry and blaming others for the outcome of your life is never going to solve anything. What’s done is done. All you can do is move forward and make damn sure that it never happens again.
You may get tired. You may get fed up. You may want to just give up and say fuck it. If you do that you will lose, no one else will. Survive. All we can do is survive. But surviving is not a selfish act. In fact it is selfless. You can survive because whatever happened happened to you and you can prevent it from happening again and to others. We need to help each other no matter how insignificant we think it might be and in any which way we can.
Do not be afraid my lovelies. I used to be terrified of speaking my mind. I worried that I was going to say something stupid, or if it was right then I would be make fun of. No one is perfect. No one knows everything. If we do not speak then we cannot learn.
Do not be afraid of your mind or your abilities. You are where you are because you made it happen. No one else. There is no free lunch. There never has been and there never will.