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We all woke up to a country that’s gone insane. At least that’s what it looks like on social media this morning.
In the wee hours of the morning, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election and I don’t know about your social media feed, but mine is ready to set fire to the Internet. Either I have friends who are too stunned for words, those ready to call for the heads of all who voted for Trump, or those ready to pack it all in. Oh, and a very small group who is pleased with the outcome (and by small, I mean two people). There are predictions of a dystopian future and those demanding recounts.
Just check out the trending hashtags and actions of social media users this morning. We got people still showing their support with the #ImStillWithHer and #NotMyPresident. Both on Twitter and Facebook, people are changing their profile pictures and cover photos to black boxes in protest.
Adding to this mass hysteria is the media who just can’t get over the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election. My inbox was flooded with stories of how Trump is going to ruin the economy, that BigLaw will have a field day, and the media companies may be facing lawsuits. Even the world seems like it’s going nuts — the Canadian immigration website has been down since late last night and the stock market is on a downslope. There are so many upset and complaining, in fact, that you’re wondering who voted for Trump in the first place.
Ok, everyone, I have one word for you:
Yes, I’m not a fan of our new president. And yes, I’m pretty sure he’s going to bring more harm than good to the country. But at the same time, it’s not the end of the world. This is why our very clever forefathers put in place ways where one person does not have the ultimate power to destroy the union. Do you really think Congress or the states would allow Trump to do something that would endanger us? Also, Trump hasn’t done anything yet. He definitely doesn’t have a filter, but that doesn’t mean he can’t lead. He’s a successful business owner, he must have some leadership qualities. And if nothing else, we have four years’ worth of material for comedians to look forward to.
A few months ago, we wrote a blog about the social media hysteria surrounding the Stanford rape case. With 78 percent of the American population on social media, the herd mentality can easily occur. And it doesn’t help with the media screaming gloom and doom in our collective ears. So instead of protesting, complaining, or immigrating to Canada, let’s all just stop and think positive. Wait and see what happens next.
Also remember, we are the people. We have a voice. And we need to speak up if something isn’t right.
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