"United we stand, divided we fall". -The Liberty Song
"and if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. -Jesus of Nazareth.
"A new commandment I give to you. Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other". -Jesus of Nazareth (I would go on to narrarate that he's talking about your fellow human, not just people who are like you".
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided". "J.K. Rowling
"Do not call your friends a moron, you fucking assclown". K. Colasacco
Do you know what a phalanx is? If you've seen the movie 300 or been in the military then you know exactly what I'm talking about. But very quickly for those who still aren't sure it's when a group of soldiers or people move together as one unit in a tight formation. A phalanx formation can easily win against a much larger opposition because they stay together when their foes split apart.
So how United are we?
"All Trump supporters are stupid and never graduated from college"
Trump supporter number 1 is a math teacher with a degree from a 4-year college and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. I have total respect for her.
Trump supporter number 2 is a dear friend of mine that I knew before my age even had the word "teen" as a suffix. 4 years ago, when I was leaving one house I was renting and hadn't found another one yet, she invited me to live in her home with her son and her husband for over a month and a half while I found a new place. I was treated as part of her family and never was I asked to pay any kind of rent or "owe them a favor".
Trump supporter number 3 is one of the nicest girls you'll ever meet and a model that I commonly work with. She's non-judgmental of everyone and very smart.
Trump supporter number 4 and 5 are two of the nicest people in a small town of a few thousand people. They run a roofing and construction company that gives away a free roof every single year to a needy family in the area.
Trump supporter number 6 is a dentist with a list of degrees that will make most of the people calling "Trump supporters stupid" look very foolish in comparison. He routinely donates his time and services to the poor who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford a dentist, much less one of his caliber. He has done free dental work for me and is one of the most sincere and humble people that you'll ever meet. If you want to call him stupid, you better have some top-notch credentials.
Trump supporters 7 and 8 are successful business owners who built everything that they have from literally nothing. They lived in a van at the Zephyrhills parachute center and now operate one of the more successful franchises in the area. No, they didn't buy a franchise, they started one from nothing. And then another. And another....
Trump supporters are some of my best clients
Trump supporters are some of my best friends
Trump supporters went to a devout Christian college with me.
Trump supporters went to art school with me.
Trump supporters are some of the best people I know.
Trump supporters are American, just like you and they want what's best for all of us.
The problem is that when we see Trump supporters on TV or in the news, we're seeing the lowest common denominator. We're seeing the hillybilly that can barely write and uses circular reasoning to define why they like him so much. We see the racists. We're shown the lowest of the low. We're shown the sensationalists that make for better TV. We do not see my friends. Because they're normal. They're smart and they're not exciting and they don't serve the point.
"All Hillary supporters need to wake up. Most of them don't even have jobs and are lazy".
I know more Hillary supporters so I may not do a person-by-person review of each of them.
I have friends that support Hillary that are teachers at every level of education including colleges and an Ivy League University
I have friends that support Hillary that are doctors, lawyers, artists, business owners and CEO's.
I have friends that support Hillary that run charities and others that are very charitable with their time and their money.
Hillary supporters are some of my best clients
Hillary supporters are some of my best friends
Hillary supporters went to a devout Christian College with me.
Hillary supporters also went to art school with me
Hillary supporters are some of the best people I know
Hillary supporters are American, just like you and they want what's best for all of us.
The problem is that when we see Hillary supporters on TV or in the news and alt-right websites, we're seeing the lowest common denominator. We're seeing the ones that can barely write and do choose to live off of the government. We're shown the lowest of the low. We're shown the sensationalists that make for better TV. We do not see my friends. Because they're normal. They're smart and they're not exciting and they don't serve the point.
Soon, this election will end and little will change with the way our country goes about its business regardless of who wins (Please watch the video posted above about what the President actually does compared to what people think he does, seriously watch it. It's a few minutes long and is a quick refresher on American government) but your friends will still be here and so will those in the community in which you've lived. These are the people that you liked and loved before the words "Trump and Clinton" were ever spoken. These are the members of your community. These are the people that will make a bigger difference in your quality of life than the POTUS ever will. These are the people that you should not be calling names or derogatory phrases. These are the people which only a moron would alienate.
Take a moment to reflect on all of the friends you have especially the ones that are different from you. You probably know someone who's voting for the other side. You probably have a great friend that's not the same sexual orientation. You probably have a friend or know people that are "so nice" that are other religions including Muslim and Islam. You probably know very smart, hardworking people of other races that you respect. Think about those people for a minute. Think about the words that we say and how they can hurt them. Do we really want it to be this way? Does this make anyone feel good? It doesn't make me feel good.
I been mostly staying off of Facebook a lot these days because I see so much hateful rhetoric going on between both sides and it really makes me want to smack every one of you with my long and powerful pimp hand. Trust me when I say, my pimp hand is strong but it's also attached to an arm that's attached to a shoulder that's attached to a chest that houses a heart full of love.
Who we elect as the next President probably won't be the end of the U.S. as we know it. That's sensationalism. But our divided nation could be. History has taught us that.
Plus, if I hear you calling any of my friends any of those names we're going to have a problem. I'm little and I don't fight fair. Don't mess with my friends.