It’s election day. I don’t care. The USA too far away. My own struggle way too real.
I have a look at the news twice that day. Nothing decided yet. He is still there.
The next day. I am at a friends flat. He is watching CNN continuously since the day before. A tradition for many elections. I still don’t care. Even if I know that it is from utmost urgency to get that retard away.
In the following days I watched CNN more often to keep up to date. Somehow I felt more of a social responsibility to do that after the meeting with my friend. At least some good influence 😊
The news pop up on my mobile. In the same second I switch on CNN. It’s done. The people of the United States of America will have a new president by January. Congratulations. A global relief was noticeable.
After a while Van Jones, a CNN news commentator, was asked about his thoughts at that moment. He answered in detail and started to cry. Directly in front of the cam and millions of people.
My first reaction was like oh that is Hollywood! That are the United States. Always a little over it.
Then I started to listen to his words. I felt ashamed about my initial reaction. I as a white European male can not even feel five percent of what people of color go through on a daily basis. I just can try to imagine. Even this hurts a lot.
Hopefully this election shows up to be a turning point in thinking. Not only for the USA but us all.