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Donald Trump has officially left the White House, but that doesn't mean his supporters are going to change their tunes. They've gotten used to living openly with their intolerance and/or full-on hatred for groups that differ from themselves. Some of them still aren't facing the reality that their candidate lost the election, and as we all know, the reactions haven't been pretty.
My friends, If the past four years has taught us anything about this our republic, we’ve discovered even though we are the country of Ronald Reagan, a shining city, sitting as a beacon on a hill, this our great democracy does not come without its challenges. I believe our challenges tho many, and complex in scope, all share a common theme. The people perish, because of a lack of understanding.
After being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2020, Biden's long-held dream is about to come true. This was Biden's third attempt to step into the Oval Office and the first time he has succeeded.
In the last ten years I considered going to the USA once in my life, because the country has beautiful areas to go to. I love seeing new surroundings. As I didn't have any money to go yet, I have reconsidered going to the USA. Not because I don't love nature in the USA, but because of one leader of the country: YOU, Mr. Trump.
Dear Mr. Trump, For the last 4 years, you have proudly held the office as President of the United States. Very outspoken and controversial, you always spoke your mind, regardless of how much backlash you received for it in return. The worst possible hand had been dealt to you during your term but you never folded. There are many people who do not agree with how you have been treated throughout your time in office. Unfortunately, most of them are now being silenced as well and labeled “extremists” (Guynn, 2021).
I'll preface this one by saying - America, I'm sorry. And also, disclaimer, I don't assume that everything will be sunshine and fairy shit under the Biden/Harris presidency. Politicians will be crap, always. However, the last four years has not been easy on you. In fact, the present is not easy on you. Our boy Joe feat. Queen Kamala have got a long road ahead, and a big ol' mess to clean up.
When I watched Madison Cawthorn stand up from his wheelchair at the Republican National Convention, I saw a part of myself. I was born with cerebral palsy. I now am a 23-year-old freelance writer with two Bachelor’s degrees: one in Classical Civilizations and the other in Writing. I write mostly about disability and mental health, but that hasn’t always been the case. For years, I struggled unknowingly with internalized ableism. Internalized ableism is when Disabled people (often unconsciously) internalize the biases our society has towards Disabled people. My internalized ableism contributed to a nearly decade-long eating disorder, and made me deny a part of my identity. I now write about mental health and disability unapologetically because I see my disability as an asset instead of a hindrance.
To Donald: I am still left aghast by the fact of your presidency. Born in America, but a resident and citizen of Canada, I never felt immense affinity for the United States, it not being the country I grew up in. I love Canada; love its diversity and the opportunities it presents to a visible minority as myself. I never really considered moving to the U.S. in my adulthood, though I did intend to visit more, my stance towards the country being a neutral one. But after your election, and presidential run, which might I add, gave rise to a curious concoction of absurdity, childishness, fear, and outright display of incompetence in running a country, my stance has veered. All thanks to you.
On this Inauguration Day, 100% reputable news source CNN released a report stating that former president Donald Trump (MAN, that feels good to type!) left newly elected President Joe Biden a “very generous letter” before not attending Biden’s inauguration like a petulant child. I, professional freelance journalist Jonathan Sim, have obtained a copy of that letter. This is what it read.
President Biden’s top priority move to reconnect the USA with the Paris Climate Accord has been widely welcomed across America, and all over the world.
Through-out the course of history there have been those events orchestrated by man that defined a generation. So it was that in the 18th century saw a generation on two continents become embroiled in revolution. These separate revolutions were the two most singular events during the latter half of the 1700's. A period which altered the course of history. The world in 1781 marked the end of the American Revolution which gave birth to what was to become that great noble experiment of Democracy. But, across the Atlantic seeds of another rebellion were already being sewed. A way of life for the Monarchy and the French Nobility was about to come to a violent tragic end.
In the last few hours, the tears have rolled down my face as I watched the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.