The 2016 race for the White House only has a week left in the tank.
When the election is over, and we finally have a new President elect, many in this country will sigh with relief.
Because this election has become incredibly stressful on the American people, day after day we are reminded why we should fear our future, we are encouraged to take sides against one another.
This election has been crippling to the idea of democracy, and it’s not all Donald Trump’s fault.
Never before in the history of politics, have we seen America so divided, and antagonistic.
The Vietnam war comes to mind, but that debate centered around a conflict, not the our indentity as a country.
The tragedy is, we choose to be this way, we allow our better judgement to be swayed by booming voices, or irresponsible news cycles.
The general excitment that typically precedes an election has been washed away by the negative elements polluting our political system.
The image of exceptionlism, the idea of democracy that we project to the world has been badly damaged.
While we fight amongst ourselves, the world laughs, and hold us in a lesser regard than they did 2 years ago.
Our election has become a circus, and everyone wants a front row seat.
The news cycle has been a dumpster fire, the media has played a part in the chaos.
For example yesterday, multiple media outlets ran sensational stories about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, which most likely horrified millions of people.
The reaction on twitter was electric, people indicted the billionaire without any evidence whatsoever.
The New York Times squashed the report at about 9:50pm with an accurate report that debunked the allegations.
But the hysteria surrounding this fake story is an example of where the media has failed.
The stress of this election is relentless, the presumed implications of the result hang over all our heads like a black cloud.
I’m done, the time has come for this entire campaign to end, so the American people can go back to building the social structures that make this country great.
We need to be unified, not divided, or our rivals will take advantage, and change the destiny of the global community.