The 2016 Presidential Election has been going full speed for nearly 17 months, and finally it is over. It’s over and we are all dealing with the aftermath, the consequences, blow back. But now, a question arises. Is the election of Donald Trump and random freak occurrence? (Doubtful) Or is it the culmination of a system of subjugation spanning back hundreds of years? I suspect that in reading that last line, you are compelled to think of slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement, but I’m talking about more than that. Subjugation in our country affects the black, the brown, the disable, the poor and even the employed. People in this country consistently work hard to make themselves feel good by putting someone else under foot. And that is a grand injustice in this country.
There is a Youtube channel and WordPress blog called Comparative Reasoning that focuses on the many injustices bestowed upon the American people by the powers that be. Comparative Reasoning was born during this election cycle, and it has many blog post and videos devoted to it; but in between that election material are gems that reveal a few of the true problems in this country. Problems that have brought us, as a country, to this impasse.
It is important that we all understand that the problems of our country are not new. They have been here since its inception. Dormant, silent for some, but still ever present. I implore you to take a moment and listen to these videos and/or read the posts, so that you may fully understand a point of view that is different than your own. And to take it one step further, this is the opportunity to share your own opinion, or to form one. We need to start the conversation; a conversation of understanding the differences, recognizing the injustices and unifying for a peaceful resolution, where we can all prosper.
Keep in mind that these videos are raw and passionate; mostly unscripted revealing the thoughts and emotions of the everyday person about issues that affect us all day to day. And we want you to share with us. Talk with us. Leave comments here or on your youtube. Let’s connect. It’s truly the only and the best way to counter the systemic division that runs rampant in our country.
-Please don’t forget to stop by Comparative Reasoning for even more thoughts and opinions.