OMG! I am so tired of hearing all of this election rhetoric. I can’t remember the last presidential campaign that was this negative, divisive and downright evil! November 8th can’t come soon enough!
All presidential campaigns are composed of imperfect individuals trying to compete for the greatest position of power in the country. However, this campaign has been the beast of all campaigns. Considering the flawed candidates involved in this presidential election, I shouldn’t be surprised. What has been the most troubling about this election is that our country has shown its true colors, and I don’t mean red, white and blue.
As an African American, I am well aware that racism has always been prevalent in our country. The increase in the number of immigrants arriving in this country each year has exacerbated racism to a new level. The gradual increase in the number of minorities has created fear in the disappearing majority, as they see their communities, their schools and work environments becoming browner. A few years ago, this demographic change would have been viewed as an opportunity to learn and grow from one another and to appreciate differences. Today, it’s viewed as a threat and the country has been given permission and encouraged to speak out against and reject anyone that doesn’t look like the white Nationalist that founded this country. Frankly, many Americans, especially many of our congressmen, are still angry that they’ve been under the leadership of an African American president for the last eight years. Their disdain was expressed from the day President Obama took the oath in 2009.
America, your true heart is on display, and it’s not pretty!
Regardless of who wins the election, gridlock, backbiting and political fighting will continue. Racial tensions will become more aggressive as evidenced by the recent church burning in Mississippi. The genie is out of the bottle and it’s not going back in anytime soon!
What keeps me sane through this election insanity is remembering that God is on the throne and will remain on the throne after November 8. Fortunately, I’m not depending upon Hillary or Donald to solve any of my problems or to be my hope for the future. My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:2)
The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. ~Psalm 9:7-9
We need to be in earnest prayer for our country and its elected leaders. The world is watching us and so are our enemies. We are more vulnerable than we’ve ever been. God can’t possibly be pleased with what’s happening in our country and we will be judged for it. We must focus our eyes on Jesus. HE is our hope and the only one that can get us through the trying times that are ahead of us.