|This is my favorite picture of my Black Canary cosplay The photographer, did a fantastic job with the lighting as well as on the camera angle. I'd also like to take a second to say, that I'm really please on the photograph's timing; he got me at the highest point in my kick, which makes me really happy ^_^|
This is going to be my only political statement on the election earlier this week. As most of you have noticed by now, I tend to let things sink in for a while and come up with a logical reaction and opinion of important matters, which I know is different, since many people nowadays take a sensationalist approach to many current day issues. This is not a debate post. I'm not interested in having a debate. I am interested in people providing resources for anyone who wants to help out their fellow man. If you have links to local political agencies, charity organizations, outreach programs that can help our current state of affairs, share them in the comments, not hate. We have enough hate going around right now. I want this to be positive for people.
I think that Trump becoming elected has brought the dregs of our country out of hiding. Since the dawn of time, there have been racist, sexist, homophobic people, in almost every Western culture, so the fact that there are absolutely vile humans coming out of the wood works threatening physical and sexual violence upon women and minorities does not surprise me. What does surprise me is the frequency and internet coverage of it. I'm hoping that the non racist and sexist white population, as well as Trump himself, really take notice of all of the horrible things that have been happening and become moved by it. Under Obama, racism, while though still a problem, wasn't this blatantly bad. The masses, dumb as they apparently are, seem to forget that the things they are doing: vandalism, physical violence, hate speech, sexual assault, are still illegal. I'm being incredibly optimistic when I say that I hope that we can turn this negative into a positive and charge these ignorant masses as the criminals they are acting like. People need to remember that there are consequences to all actions. I'm hoping that Trump makes a publicized statement telling his deluded supporters to stop the unnecessary hate and violence against others. White people, this is our time to step up and defend our POC and female friends, family, neighbors, business acquaintances, and strangers. If this isn't proof enough for you that we need to take up the fight and stand with them, then you need to seriously reevaluate your take on our current culture. If your POC friends are uncomfortable going into public alone, go with them. Literally stand beside them.
Another thing that has very much stood out to me is the amount of self pity that has been going around since Trump got elected. Yes, he has proven to be an absolutely horrible human being, and horrible things are happening, but we can't stop functioning as adults because of this. We as a country were going to be screwed for the next four years in some way, regardless of who became the President-elect. Generally speaking, whoever the President is doesn't really affect the lives of the average American much other than for social issues. If you are really that put out about how the presidential election went this year, do something about it other than spewing vitriol on social media. Go find a local political activism group to join. Start volunteering with either party you want to support in future political ventures. Start an outreach for your minority population, or if you can't organize something on that scale, join a preexisting one. Crying about the way the world turned out on social media will literally do jack shit to change it. Company owners, politicians, celebrities, they don't even check their own social media, they have social media marketers do that for them. Going out into the REAL world, dealing with REAL world hunger, poverty, homelessness, racism, and sexism is how we will change things. Standing beside a POC when they are getting harassed in public can change a person's day, possibly even save them from harm. Rage posting every hour won't do anything except keep you from doing something that can actually make a real difference in someone's life. Life goes on. Go live it.
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