On the Eve of Destruction or a New Dawn? Trump’s Inauguration

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 08: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on October 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the rally, Trump said people were giving him credit for helping force Kevin McCarthy to bow out of the race for Speaker of the House. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Depending on the time zone, in a few hours we’ll be in a world where Donald Trump and his toupee are president of the United States. And with the presidency, comes the proxy title: international leader.

Speaking to my dear Twitter followers today I sense so much despair. It’s a concerning despair that stretches over the world  and one that threatens to topple an already fragile space into one of ‘low key panic.’

But fear not, with every new turn comes a new challenge. It also brings forth learning, mistakes and the chance to do things differently next time. I know this is totally out of character for me to even remain so vigilantly positive, but really, this is a change that the world and humanity really does need.

I’m not speaking politically, mind you. I am not a Democrat and nor am I a Republican. At best I am a confused anarchist-come-conservative Catholic if you take my coffee away from me. But I digress…No, Donald Trump is the mistake we must have. It’ll shake and wake every person who is still kidding themselves that the world is a-okay.

Hold faith in humanity that we will learn from our mistakes this time. I know it’s a big ask on the eve of a historical turning point – like ants, we’re racing for cover in the thunderstorm that we know is coming – but it’s an essential task to brace ourselves, prepare for what’s coming and know that somewhere in the ether, that the universe is laughing, pointing at us and saying “I told you so.”

This is the change we need. From here we can only wake up and truly evolve into a better species…


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