The following is a list of my prepared reactions to the result scenarios of the US Presidential Election of 2016.
- Trump Wins: “America has spoken. Let’s join together as a nation and do what we can to progress as a civilization.”***
- Clinton Wins: “America has spoken. Let’s join together as a nation and do what we can to progress as a civilization.”
- Johnson Wins: “What?”
- Stein Wins: “Seriously…what?”
All jokes aside, here’s my unsolicited piece:
If “my” candidate loses, I will not say/believe that the election was rigged. I will not unfriend people who supported any other candidate. I will not share images of violence or ideas that inspire hatred that may be occurring (this is my rule all the time) as a knee-jerk reaction to the the results. I will continue to love my family, friends, and students (though not in a creepy way). I (probably) will not move to Canada or any other country. I will not once express any disenchantment with democracy.
I will, however, remind myself (and perhaps others) that no one should think our system is perfect. It’s flawed because we’re flawed.
***That is, unless his ideas/executive orders are batshit fucking crazy and are a clear pledge to destroy the fabric of our country…