It’s true. You already voted for Trump. “But the election hasn’t happened yet…” you respond.
I’m afraid to tell you – the election is happening everyday. Every morning that you walk to work, the election is happening. Every movie that you watch, the election is happening. Every person you encounter, the election is happening.
My husband is well versed when it comes to history, theology, government and politics. I wish sometimes he ran for president. I on the other hand don’t know a ton about bills, policy, and political parties – but I do know people.
I am what they call an “Extreme Extrovert.” I love being around large groups of people, watching social interactions, talking to strangers, and behind admist the chaos. What I’ve learned over the last few months is that there is a discrepancy between what we say and what we do.
Now, this isn’t a huge revelation. Don’t get me wrong. This is an age old problem since before Jesus walked the earth. We say we believe in certain things but our actions show us what we truly believe. This is why faith without works is dead.
So, let’s get back to Trump.
Women are downright offended and upset by his “locker room” talk and rightfully so. However, this is what we elected as a society. When 80 million copies of “50 shades of Grey” are sold – we are promoting what we value. For three years I worked as a doorman (or doorwoman for my feminist friends out there) and what I would see on display at 3am makes Trump look like Mother Theresa.
To the women that are offended by Trump – a few suggestions:
1. Stop sleeping with your best friends boyfriend
2. Stop giggling with your friends over champagne while that hot finance guy talks about a three some
3. Stop allowing your drunk friend to go home with that DJ that tweets about blow jobs and how many girls he’s sleeping with
Now, to be honest. I’m not a fan of either canidate but instead of threatening to de-friend Facebook friends based on who they are voting for – I am choosing to pray for our candidates and our country.
“But Trump is arrogant and Hillary is a pathological liar.” – we scream back on Twitter.
One of my bosses once said to me “Jessi, if you want to be successful – fake it till you make it.” Maybe our candidates are a result of doing just that and society responding in favorable outcomes.
If my child eats candy every day and every time he did I rewarded him with $20 – wouldn’t it be unfair if I criticized him at the age of 30 for being obese? We need to stop talking about how much we hate these candidates and instead do something. It’s not the job of one leader to make a country great – it’s our job. We the people. Is poverty a problem in your neighborhood? Invite a homeless person over for dinner – I dare you!