Reflectorial: Trump’s triumph
I think I speak for all of us when I say thank goodness the U.S. presidential election is over. Almost two years of campaigning from over a dozen candidates and here we are with Donald Trump as the new President of the United States. Let me tell you, I have never seen a campaign as wacky as this one. After all the bickering, crying, insults and, most importantly, the memes (shoutout to 4chan for all the rare election Pepes), we can finally put the process behind us.
But I’m not here to reminisce over what has been, but to look forward to what is ahead for us as a continent and as a society. There seems to be no middle ground for opinions on Donald Trump. Almost everyone you talk to either hates the guy’s guts or a first-class ticket holder for the Trump Train.
Whether you like it or not, differences in opinion and having perspectives from both sides of an argument is vital for a society to move forward and progress. Conservative, liberal and centrist values all have a place in society, with neither being right or wrong. But in order for the variety of opinions to aid society in its forward movement, we have to accept and embrace opinions that are different from our own. Every election, there are bad apples from each group that slander the other side for simply thinking differently from them.
Regardless of your opinion on Donald Trump, the electoral college or the U.S. in general, democracy has spoken and it is up to us to give him a fair chance. We’ve come too far as a society to allow something this small take us back any further. So to all of you, may you show tolerance, acceptance and humility as we put aside our differences and celebrate our similarities.
Xoxo, Publishing Editor