With a week of consecutive anti-trump protests is this a sign of division or a complete let down by the Democrats?
With the elections now firmly wrapped up, Americans have quickly turned to protest, after Republican Candidate Donal J. Trump was swept into office in what is certainly one of the least anticipated results in American election history.
His opponents have been quick to paint him as a racist, misogynist, and homophobe during the last years campaign, but does this reflect the President-Elect best? or is this simply posturing during one of the dirtiest mud slinging elections of a US President to date by media and celebs alike?
With a string of race-related events since the elections conclusion, is this a sign that race was a factor in the election, was this propagated by media and/or celebrities who have openly advocated violence, and protest?
“Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud!” — Jennifer Lawrence
“THE REVOLUTION IS COMING”
“POWER TO THE PEOPLE”
“WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED” – Katy Perry – Twitter Feed
“Some didn’t like Bush. Some didn’t like Obama. But this is different. Forget dislike. Many are genuinely fearful now. This is new.” – Seth MacFarlane – Twitter Feed
One begins to wonder if the messages of fear and hatred coming from the media and celebrities alike are aimed at people in the attempt to incite the now week-long protests to spread across America. Without a campaign of fear and continuing media bombardment for the last year of the election would these protests be likely as abundant?
With many celebs and news stories projecting fear towards the public in the aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s defeat, is this the new norm? In previous elections, many media outlets ran stories detailing the displeasure of the losing side but never advocated violence or protests. With serious division, perhaps pouring gasoline on an already burning fire is not the best way to expunge it.
With conflicting reports of the protests, it is hard to grasp whether or not these are the acts of Democrats who have been let down by their candidate, or if perhaps it is a residual of a deep-seated division quietly festering beneath the surface.
The new President-Elect during his first TV interview appealing to people for to stop the racism and any violence currently being perpetrated. He went further and begun clarifying what his administration will look like and his first orders of business. Also stating he will not accept his $400,000 yearly salary as President, and instead is insisting on being paid only $1 a year for his term in office.