It was not a morning I wanted to wake up to. I was afraid of confirmation of what seemed inevitable when I switched off the TV last night. And it was true, it really did happen. Trump won. Donald Trump is the new president of the United States of America. But, nothing felt united, it didn’t feel like America and the only state I found myself was in shock and sadness.I’ve never been into politics. It’s a bit too complex for my simple mind. I’m not sad because Republicans won. I would not have cared if it was another candidate but Trump’s victory makes you question many, many dark realities about the human mind and soul. It shows the power of fear. He tapped into the lowest common denominator of human emotions: FEAR. He ignited those hidden, unspoken fears by dividing, discriminating, and demonizing the basic core value of togetherness. He gave those deep, dark fears a voice. A loud, rude and unfiltered voice. He made it fashionable, cool and impressive to be hateful. Hateful towards everything that is different and not one of us. I wouldn’t have been this sad if he had won this election without raping America of its most beautiful trait: inclusiveness and equality.
This wave has been happening all over the world. BrExit and India are perfect examples. These are calls against globalization, against diversity, against inclusion. These are testaments to societies and nations saying , “We are done with being inclusive, respectful and open. We want to see more of us and less of the “other”. The “other” is no longer seen as a welcome addition to our salad bowl that will add color, flavor and richness. Instead, this […]