Written by Jason Hinrichs
Co-Founder of The Reformed Collective, and evidently one of the only level-headed millennials that exist.
“Whether your side won or lost, we don’t have to do this shit for awhile.” — Stephen Colbert
If I could describe the state of millennials, feminists, SJWs, and overall socialist loving America should-not-be-citizens in one word, it would be crybaby.
I know, I know. It’s like… a fifth grade word. But what word can you use for those who are, intellectually, fifth graders? If you don’t believe me, watch the CNN video below.
Democrats weeping as they learn of Clinton’s loss Tuesday night.
If the tables were turned, and Clinton would have become the president of the United States, I know many Trump supporters (of which I have not been nor will I ever be) would act like a bunch of idiots. They might go on Facebook and rant sans grammar about how “Killary rigged the election.” It would probably drop the general IQ of social media about 20-30 points.
They wouldn’t be a bunch of crybabies though. Yeah, Trump is a racist and misogynistic sexist, but have you seen the way Clinton supporters have been reacting? People are crying as if someone came into their backyard and shot their puppy in the face. Listen. Trump sucks. He’s a terrible man. Many of his policies are despicable. So what is the correct response? Not becoming despicable as well, that’s for sure.
Stephen Colbert’s Live Election “Heart-to-Heart” to America in the face of deep division.
Stephen Colbert decided to calm the waters. Sans the comedic character that he used to put on, Colbert had a heart to heart with America on Tuesday night. The results weren’t in yet by the time of the Late Show, but he was nonetheless prepared for either.
Stephen made an observation that everyone is overlooking in America: everyone is overreacting. Believe it or not, Trump is not the end of the world. Not the end of democracy. Not the end of our Republic. Not the end of the Constitution. None of it. If Hillary became president, the world wouldn’t have ended either, Trump supporters. Honestly, I don’t know which one would have been worse.
“By every metric, we are more divided than ever as a nation… more than 4 in 10 voters say the other party’s are so misguided they pose a threat to the nation.”
That’s 40 percent of all major party affiliates saying “the other guy is literally a threat to our nation. Stephen Colbert goes forward in essentially saying that more than half of Republicans and Democrats say that they are scared of each other.
Protests ensue in Oakland, CA and other parts of the U.S. as a result of Trump’s election as POTUS.
This election has been so divisive and vitriolic (to borrow some language from Colbert) because of the media and the candidates. Hillary has taught you to hate everything about Trump. When you see him and his toupee, murder fills your heart and your idol of anger comes forward. Trump has taught you to hate everything about Hillary. When you see her and her pantsuit, disgust fills your heart and your idol of pride follows without.
CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NYTimes, HuffPo, Washington Post. What do they all have in common? They want you to hate. They want you to think that this is what it is all about. If you don’t have your all-consuming idol of a candidate elected, then life is over.
Here’s some reality for you: Trump and Hillary are two of the worst human beings to ever be put up for the spot of POTUS. If you find your hope in a pseudo-monarch of a country that doesn’t clap in public university classrooms for fear of triggers, you’ll be disappointed. If you find your hope in that which is imperishable, you will never been disappointed (1 Peter 1:3-12).
Your world may be over, but mine has just begun. The fight for liberty, justice, and life began as soon as we left behind the most maddening election season of all time.