The 2016 Election, and the aftermath it has brought, is polarizing. Put your own adjectives to it.
Demonstrations are ongoing in several American cities. Riots and looting are happening in several cities.
My hometown of Portland is, perhaps, at the epicenter of these events.
I want to invite a conversation to it. I do not want to make this a conversation of policy or blame. I want to make this a conversation which is respectful, comprehensive, constructive and compassionate.
If it turns that we wish to have more of an "instant message" feel, I will purchase a format for that option.
I initially invite comments below.
In Kassandra's Wordsbegan on the Blazers Blogger Network and continues here on this site. Relocating this blog allows me to include Blazers blogs, but to also expand it to other sports and teams, as well as matters of the forum itself. I encourage comments. However, I request that comments be directed toward the topic presented.
I am hurting. This is the first election I have voted in. I voted for Hillary Clinton. I felt she could be the best to lead the country. I still feel that way. I don't trust Donald Trump and I don't respect him. I'm fearful of what changes he make that hurt Americans. Maybe he thinks those changes are better for Americans. I don't believe that to be true. At this point, I am forced to wait and see. For the sake of my country and my new home state, I hope he can display himself with much more dignity than he showed in the campaign.
I am ashamed at the riots in Portland and in other cities. I know Oakland is another one of those. I've been to Oakland and it doesn't matter what is discussed, they are passionate about it. Witnessed this in a heated and humorous discussion with a man at a music store where we debated the best source of strings for violins and obos.
Some people seem to be gloating. What are you gloating about? Stop it.
Rioters, you are making it worse, not better.
Peaceful Protesters, don't stop. Keep it peaceful, please.
Hateful tweeters, your tweets are not making a difference. They are only making you look like fools.
Mr. Trump, you do not have the respect of an orphan from Nevada. Nevertheless, you have an opportunity to earn my respect. I will keep an open mind as much as I can and hope the things he you said in your campaign rhetoric were simply in effort to elevate you to the office that you have been elected to.
You must make a great effort to earn my respect. I do not respect easily. If you are my president, that is vital for you. I await your result in that area.
Sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes you are one
Post by SurferGirl on Nov 12, 2016 11:05:10 GMT -8
Thank you Kasey. This is great. We need to be peaceful right now.
Heidi, I understand your pain. I feel it too. Despite what some people say, President Obama has been strong and dignified. Extremely dignified. As with most presidents, most will not appreciate his efforts over the past eight years until he is out of office.