4 Good Things About the Results of The 2016 Presidential Election
Donald Trump will be our next President. As horrifying as that may be to some people, it is what it is, and it is now up to us to be the change(s) we hope to see. In light of this situation, I've created a list of reasons why his Presidency might not be so bad. Keep scrolling to check it out!
1. More Conscious Music!
When the election was "too close to call", social media was on fire with every possibility - including this tweet from rapper Mvstermind. I don't know about you guys, but I could use new music reminiscent of Public Enemy and NWA.
Music has always been a healing tool, and the results of this election may spark genius in some of today's most talented musicians.
2. More Transparency
It is no secret that Donald Trump used fear and [white] privilege to fuel his campaign. However, I don't believe he is a racist. I believe he is a business-savvy sociopath.
If there is anything we should thank him for, it is for exposing how divided and messed up our country still is. Past elections (and a black President) were sold to us as "the end of civil injustice", but were merely scum that seems to have been washed away during this election. Hopefully America is further exposed for what it is; institutionally racist (and sexist).
3. The Importance of Being Involved
Perhaps one of the biggest debates during any election season (especially in recent history) is if your single vote even matters. I personally vote because I feel the need to know what is going on. If you don't know what local / national issues people in power are trying to tackle - you aren't even giving yourself the chance to stop them or support them for that matter.
With that being said, I think it is wrong to shame people for not voting, as some people have very legitimate reasons as to why they do not (and it is their right to choose). Voting isn't the only way to make the world a better place, but as long as you are doing your part as a human to fight for what you believe is right, then I salute you.
However, if you nag and complain about social / political issues, but you don't vote, nor are you a catalyst for any type of change in your community - you are apart of the problem.
4. More States Legalized Recreational Marijuana...So We Can Get Through the Next Four Years
California, Nevada and Massachusetts legalized recreational marijuana this past Tuesday. While Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Montana legalized medical marijuana. I guess they figured no matter the outcome of the election, they would need something to take the edge off.