An Open Letter to America

Dear America,

…WHAT IS GOING ON?!

This nation has turned into a group of self-righteous, narcissistic jerks! We have huge problems here. The 2016 election between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has completely divided us. And let’s be honest THEY BOTH SUCK. If that isn’t ugly enough we also have #AllLivesMatter vs. #BlackLivesMatter vs. #BlueLivesMatter (and #ClownLivesMatter?). People are now screaming costume appropriation at children for wanting to dress up as Pocahontas or Maui from the new Disney movie for Halloween.

WHEN DID EVERYONE GET SO BUTTHURT OVER EVERYTHING?! I can’t even count the number of times this month (and it’s only the 9th) that I have seen someone post their opinion while standing on their soapbox A.K.A. Facebook brandishing it off with, “And if you don’t like my opinion just DELETE me.” Really? Everyone has become entitled and holier-than-thou. When did we stop respecting each other and each others opinions? I personally posted something just last week that a few people had differing views from my own. Did we have an all out battle via internet? No. You can respectfully give your differing opinion on something and not treat someone as if they are beneath you. Why are we all lacking manners? It’s honestly disgusting. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten sick reading what some will say hiding behind their screens.

Con-Black Lives Matter Movement: If you are going to stand in the streets protesting then I’m going to run you down with my car. (Really?)

Pro-Black Lives Matter Movement: I want all cops dead. I’m going to shoot any I see. (Really?)

Pro Donald Trump: I’ll never vote for crooked Hillary and if you do I want nothing to do with liars like you.

Pro Hillary Clinton: I’ll never vote for sexist Donald Trump and if you do I want nothing to do with misogynists like you.

I wish these were all made up. I have seen even more comments just as disgusting as these over and over again. It doesn’t matter what side you stand on any given issue. Chances are you and the person you are pettily arguing with are both right to some extent and both wrong to some extent. And these trending topics that you are so passionate about, that you want to toss out friendships with anyone who believes differently than you, won’t matter at all 4 years from now. How can you teach children not to bully each other when all they hear and see is how we all are treating each other. I can’t think of a better song for all of America right now then Where’s the Love? Go read the first verse and tell me it doesn’t resonate with what’s happening in our society. STOP THE HATE. SPREAD THE LOVE. Get your act together America.

-Pro Peace