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The U.S. General Elections - 2016/11/09
The results of the general elections are in, and the results are that Hillary won the popular vote and Trump won with the electoral colleges (basically 2000 all over again). I would like to begin by pointing out that Trump's presidency is the fault of no other than those who have been constantly paying attention to what he has been doing, reacting to every little stupid thing he did, and clicking on all of the "Did you know Trump [...]" clickbait. Welcome to the clickocracy we live in. Essentially, the reason why Trump has so much support is because he makes liberals angry, and the conservatives who have been marginalized by society for quite a while and are often viewed as practically mentally retarded see this as a chance at revenge. Yes, it's childish, but that doesn't mean it isn't true. Therefore what caused him to win was precisely the fact that people have been paying attention to him.

However, the fact is he won (because of a broken system that should've been fixed a long time ago, but people have conveniently forgotten about that just so that now they can get pissed again). In my case I do not see Trump's presidency itself as all that horrible (especially considering how limited the president's power actually is) but rather that of the supporters, not only Trump supporters, but also those who view themselves as anti-Trump. In all reality being 'anti-anything' is problematic as it causes people to stop using reason and oppose something simply because that person or ideology says it. Essentially, I believe that because of the divide that is being created in the U.S. (and Trump not necessarily being a character capable of bringing a nation together) that the current situation will only escalate as people become more angered by each other and more intolerant of each other's opinions (yes, liberals are also very intolerant people, tolerance does not only apply to minorities) which could lead to very aggressive conflicts.

In all honesty I believe a similar situation would've been created with Hillary as the President Elect, however I wouldn't have noticed as much since most of my contacts are from the more liberal parts of the North and therefore I would not have noticed as much as I am with Trump. The fact is that both candidates are hated by the opposing side and are the worst possible outcome, and we should be cautious with how we deal with things from here on out (those who support either side). Liberals should be much more tolerant and actually listen and debate with conservatives rather than simply viewing their opinion as that of someone with mental retardation and conservatives should do the same (or at least learn to walk away silently when confronted with someone like an SJW that won't accept anything but their opinion). Essentially, we need to learn to avoid conflict, otherwise we're going to end up with a lot of angry people and a society that is divided as ever.

Some people have said that it is possible that there may be another Civil War. I myself do not believe this for multiple reasons (which I won't go over since that's a post/essay all on its own) however the mere fact that people are saying this means that the situation in the U.S. is bad enough that people are actually starting to contemplate the possibility (which is not a good sign).

Regardless of your personal ideology it is wisest to accept that Trump has won (although unfairly and due to the same rigged system that he himself claims to be against) and begin to listen to one another without insults and actually considering the other party's opinions seriously instead of setting them aside as insane.


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