Dear America,

Welcome to the Hunger Games! Wait…wrong draft. Or is it?

I’ll keep it brief. We have to do better. All of us. From the Congress which is still currently on vacation, to the rambling buffoon that is dominating our “media”, is this REALLY what we have come to?

The founders of this country might be chagrined considering that this election, which has me wanting to bury my head in the sand, has come down to a blowhard with orange skin who is nothing more than a professional name caller and a woman who, though a significantly better option due to a career dedicated to public service, has made plenty of mistakes of her own.

Regardless, this is our fault. Your fault, my fault, all of our faults. We, the people of the United States of America, are not active citizens. We are passively allowing our government and the 1% to dictate our lives.

Citizens (millennials I’m looking at you!), we have let this go on for far too long. We must demand change. We must organize and unite. We, the people, can make a difference if we act TOGETHER.

Do not subscribe to the propaganda. Do not let yourself be divided by gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or any other irrelevant fallacy created centuries ago by those seeking to control the masses.

Read a history book. Hell, read this medium post, and you can clearly see that for some reason we humans have yet to figure this out. I don’t have all the answers, but for a start we can be active participants in our government. We should actively reject asinine political agendas and start creating the future the next generation deserves.

I’m not particularly enthused by either presidential candidate to put it mildly. We should have more viable candidates from other political parties. We can do better than a two party system and I hope we can move towards that.

This election though, might be the most important of our lifetimes so don’t get distracted by the Kardashians and Pokemon Go. Vote! Tell your friends to vote. Tell your family to vote. We cannot afford to mess this one up or else, “may the odds be ever in your favor.”