I am making this post not as a nationalist, feminist or secularist but in generally as a HUMAN.
I am a 21-year-old young woman who has been educated all her life that respect is the most vital part of life, that without honest hard work or integrity nothing of worth can be truly achieved. I have also been taught that looking down upon people: women and the disabled ones especially (and men too) will not earn me anything except contempt from other people because it is downright cruel and unacceptable. I did not question any of these things that were taught to me, I accepted and imbibed them into my system because not just because they were popular beliefs or so but, because I resonated with them as well- respect, not looking down upon people and the likes of it.
Similarly, growing up, everyone gets educated about these fundamental qualities that one must possess to be called as a decent human being. But today as I was watching the US presidential elections all the basic life lessons and fundamental values that we were taught right from the birth were put to test and failed.
A person such as Donald Trump who has ridiculed women, minorities, Hispanics, African-Americans (you name it!) JUST BECAUSE HE CAN is the Honorary President of the US elected by the people by a HUGE margin against Hillary! Guys, Presidency is no joke. It is a serious responsibility to guide a nation towards its highest potential and growth. How can a person who has used phrases like-
Grab them by the pussy
My daughter’s got a nice ass.
Could EVER be elected to run the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?
His jabs towards toward women or Mexicans were not even implied but direct. He did not hide who he was, he truly represented himself as a misogynist, a homophobe and his evident detestation towards immigrants was highlighted. Then what made the people pick him? Was it because of his boldness to make such remarks?
Being straight forward is a great quality to have. The courage to represent oneself just as he is. But,in this case, what is the use of such display of courage by ridiculing someone? Didn’t his speeches and debates always imply that he does not believe in the fundamental as well as basic values of a decent human like respect, acceptance, and humility?
Does running for president do not include having basic values?
The people of America have chosen Trump as their protector. Did the men while voting forget that they have wives and daughters? In the light of his comment “GRAB THEM BY THE PUSSY”, does it make him the protector or the one to be protected from?
It is ironic when he talks about security and safety while I bet his own daughters do not feel safe around him because of his lack of control on the libido. How can people expect from him to pave their way to a stronger nation?
Trump winning the polls is definitely condemnable on people’s part. When there are leaders like Trump anything can go wrong.