It’s time for a revolution in our beloved country. A revolution against the hatred, racism, sexism, and self-serving administration that has poured into our White House like a plague. It started out slowly, but on January 20th, it hit like a tidal wave. And since that day, we have gone to bed everyday worried about the decisions this plague has made and scared of what rights and liberties it would devour in the days to come. Well, it’s time we take back control. We, the people, need to come together, speak out, and FIGHT BACK!!
In a time where our country is so divided that people are losing friends and disowning family members because of political views is something that terrifies me. Although I wasn’t around for the Civil War (even though my kids think I may be that old) I can only imagine that it started out something like this. In days before his inauguration, Trump compared himself to President Abraham Lincoln. At the time, I was enraged! President Lincoln was an amazing President and as I studied history in school, he was always my favorite. How dare this sexist ego maniac compare? But after checking into it, there are some similarities.
- Much like Trump, President Lincoln came into office with very low approval from the general public. You can tell from Trump’s inauguration crowd was quite small in comparison to past pictures of President Obama and others.
- The difference between the two one this is that President Lincoln still took the office with pride and determination to bring a fragmented country TOGETHER! Trump takes office with insults to people that questions him, criticism for people who oppose him, and creating fear and division among the naive people that voted for him.
- As I said above, President Lincoln took office amidst a fragmented country, as did Trump.
- President Lincoln, unlike Trump, DID NOT cause the fragment. He took office with a love for our country. He took office with the goal of using truth, love, and unity to heal the United States. Trump, from the beginning of his campaign, used fear and intimidation to gain the power he now wields. He caused division and spread hatred.
There you have it. Two things Trump and President Lincoln had in “common”. With that all being said, we have to rise up and join forces. Trump can pull his childish behavior in the U.S. Capital all he wants but the people can still come together and work together to survive his four-year reign of terror.
This is such an important thing. Speaking out means so much now that it seemed to just a few short months ago. Trump and his administration have made a point to alienate and discredit news makers. They have offered the people “alternate facts” to try to cover up their deception and misdoings. They have out right lied about events taking place. And Trump keeps his fingers close to his Twitter account so he can quickly Tweet like a 13 year old school girl with a juicy rumor to spread. We, as writers, bloggers, journalists, etc, have to speak out. We have to continue to hold our government accountable for what the do, whether it’s good or bad.
Shortly after Trump took office and we started to see the length he was willing to go, I was asked to be careful. For any of you that know me or follow my writings over the last year will know that I am very critical of politics. And although I was a Hillary supporter, I was equally critical of her as well. But someone who loves me very much asked me, with legitimate fear in his voice, that I be careful of what I say about our President. “You don’t know what he’s capable of!” I was told. I took this request into consideration.
For the past two weeks, I have been careful about what I saw or post. But I found myself feeling disappointed in myself. I didn’t like this feeling. I have a job to do and I love my job. And it’s time for me to FIGHT BACK! So here is my message to Trump…
You don’t scare me. You can’t shut me up or make me stop! People deserve to know the truth about you and they will. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!
So… time to wrap this all up. Here at the Collective Voice Magazine, our motto is Freedom in Words! It will not change and it will not be throttled back. The other writers and myself will continue to voice our opinions and we will stand together. But… yes, there’s always a but, we don’t want people to think this is a political magazine. So, since everyone had the misconception that State of Liberation was a political site, we are making it just that. So stay tuned for the relaunch of State of Liberation, The Democratic Accountability Magazine. Stay tuned.