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Welcome to Millennial Roundtable, where Chrissey asks her loved ones candid-ass, occasionally pointed questions about relationships, life, career, and pretty much anything!
After the positive response to last week’s Millennial Roundtable, I decided to do another one. However, because of a certain big event on Tuesday (the election, anyone?), I decided that this week’s MR should be posted earlier (I anticipate that future MRs will be posted on Wednesday!).
And of course, that the question should be a little more….political.
The question for this week is,
“What’s the biggest downfall we will encounter if either presidential candidate is elected?”
(Heavy stuff, huh?)
Thanks to Monique for thinking of such a good question that it made most of the people I asked totally awkward and incapable of responding. A lot of people said, “I don’t know,” which made me think that we really need to be more politically informed as citizens and also that possibly so many individuals are horrified to imagine a future with either candidate.
I’ll leave the responses to the participants to this week’s Millennial Roundtable, before I give you my answer.
I have dreaded writing this post because it is so political, and people get very offended… but today is election day, and like I have said many times on my blog, I have promised to always be honest and genuine with you all.
I would like to say that this is not my way of endorsing anyone, or my way of trying to sway your opinion. I’m not trying to convince you that I’m right, and I am not saying that I am right. I am purely stating my opinions and viewpoints, and of course, like always, you are allowed to have your opinion. If you want, you can even share it on this post. Just please do not be of poor taste, rude, disrespectful, or threatening.
When I was younger, I wanted to believe that I would achieve big things and that the possibilities were endless. As a kid, your dreams have no limits, as your imagination is the limit. I remember vividly at one point of my life, saying that I could be President of the United States when I was older, only to have a male relative tell me, “You can’t be President, you’re a woman! A woman can’t run this country, a woman would never be as qualified as a man, or do the job. It’s a man’s job.” And no matter what I tried to say, he just simply kept telling me that it was not a woman’s place. This was many, many years ago, when I was still in elementary school, but even then the inner feminist struck inside me, and I asked myself, “Why not? Can’t women do anything men can do?”
I think ideally, Hillary Clinton sounds like the perfect candidate. She is very experienced, she has good intentions, and she is a strong, independent woman who will be an excellent role model to the young women and girls of America. I want my daughter to grow up in a world where she can believe she can do anything she sets her heart to, and to not be told by a man that because she is a girl, she is not good enough or incapable.
However, in reality, Hillary Clinton has been shady. There are some instances where her actions have been sketchy, and that honestly makes it hard for me to one hundred percent support her, although I am definitely with Her for this election. It makes me a little nervous, and although many people have said that is just politics, it makes me uneasy as a citizen to think that so much is going on behind our backs. What if other politicians have done the same, but have not gotten caught?
What I can comment on, although I will not on the other scandals, is that she should not be grouped with the actions of her husband. His choices and mistakes should not be something that we are blaming, shaming, or punishing her for. It is completely unfair, and she is a completely different entity than he is.
I do genuinely believe that although she is sneaky, that she is the one we need to give a chance to. This whole election, all we have been doing is attacking her and watching her defend herself based on her past actions. Just because she has been a politician, in a way people find unsavory, does not mean that she can’t change the system or reform herself. It does not mean that things cannot change for the better, especially if we give our help.
With Hillary, I imagine that we can vote for more diverse representation, and that there is significantly more potential for growth and progress.
I would much rather choose Hillary, than Donald Trump.
As a young, ethnic woman, I am horrified to imagine a future where he is running our country. As a man who is racist, discriminatory, and does not respect women at all, I imagine that his election will transport us all back to the 50’s where segregation and sexism ran rampant. (Am I the only one who laughs whenever straight white men claim that the 50’s were the best time? Only for you, buddy).
I don’t like him one bit, and I think that he is an idiot. He is tremendously offensive, completely unqualified, and honestly, he is the epitome of what is wrong with America.
I have explained my choices this election in this metaphor. With voting for Hillary or Trump, it is like eating a box of old donuts versus drinking a gallon of bleach. One will taste a little bit unpleasant, but will not kill you. One will completely destroy you and your internal organs.
Please vote, and please vote wisely.