Ben

The election has been a rollercoaster, to say the least. Does anyone remember the Sleeping Beauty animated movie? 

There was one scene in particular when the fairies who were charged with taking care of Sleeping Beauty were fighting over the color of her dress...one swinging her magic wand and turning it blue, the other doing her hardest to win and make the dress pink. 

I imagined those two fairies having the time of their lives with the election map, as states turned blue and then red, and then back again, creating a clustered mess of what the heck is going on here. 

I know that we all want a president that will do what needs to be done in the White House.  I’ve fought very hard to keep my political opinions to myself on social media, and I’ve done pretty well at it. I have seen many people, people that I know, come out of nowhere with ugly, very nasty attitudes pointing fingers, and losing friendships. I’d definitely love the opportunity to have a magic bean and climb a beanstalk out of this mess, but the problem with that is, there aren’t any “magic” beans, and if there were they wouldn’t be the kind I needed to make a giant beanstalk. 

But do we have to be so mean to each other? Do we have to call people stupid, and idiotic, just because we don’t agree with who they chose for president? 

It is our right to vote and choose who we want. I am just thankful that people are voting...more so than ever. When we all realize that the government is for the people by the people, then we might actually get something done. But acting like idiots, pointing fingers, cussing folks, and being downright horrid to other people because they have a different political viewpoint than yours is atrocious. That’s what I call political racism.  And then to attack and continue to attack someone with vile words on social media because they don’t see eye to eye with you says a lot about your character. And I don’t feel that whoever we vote for, makes us any more of a “villian” than the “villian” we voted for. Just because someone votes for a candidate, doesn’t mean they see eye to eye with everything the candidate plans to do or has done. There are pros and cons to both sides of the race. Instead of bashing someone, you could kindly ask them why they feel the way they do. You know...have a civilized conversation rather than a crap-show for everyone to read and see how idiotic you are. 

I truly believe that as it all comes to a close, God will put who HE wants in place for his design and purpose. 

Whoever is the winner, despite the outcome...I hope people understand how important it is that we, as a nation and a country, work together to make America the greatness it once was, not because of who the president is, but because of who we are as the people of a nation that is supposed to be governed by a government for and by the people. 

No magic wand or spell induced spindle has been the cause of America’s sleepiness.  Wake up America, the spell we’ve been under is deep.

Ben Marmolejo-Najera is the graphic designer for The Henderson News. His email is graphics@thehendersonnews.com. © 2020, Henderson Newspapers Inc.

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