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Real Talk: Let’s Get Something Straight

November 22
by
Kirsten Farmer
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I hate politics. Well actually, I despise politics. If you know me personally, you know that. But I just have to ask that you keep a few things in mind when you brag to me how you are a part of the “Drumpf Train.”


First of all, it’s not Drumpf that I hate so much, it’s his ideology: racism, sexism, homophobia, discrimination, etc.. I’m not able to comprehend that so many people I know are willingly supportive of such a hateful human being. It’s also not a Democrat/Republican issue. Quite frankly, I don’t belong to either of those two parties. Let me break it down why I am personally, as Kirsten, offended by the ideologies of Donald Drumpf.

First and foremost, I was blessed enough to be raised as a part of a biracial family. This taught me strong family values, respect, and the importance of fighting for equality. When you say “Drumpf,” I hear “racial injustice.” I don’t like that. If you know me and seem to care about me, why would you brag about the cruel things this candidate has to say about my family? You know my family is black, yet you’re so willing to openly cheer to me how you support a racist. That’s quite rude and inconsiderate.

“Drumpf,” you say. “Social injustice,” I hear.

I’ve also been blessed enough to have an array of gay/bi/lesbian friends and family in my life. I don’t like that either. Love is love. I’m religious, but people need a dose of reality. It’s not all Adam and Eve; you have to respect that not everyone believes in that (you do support the 1st amendment, don’t you?) How do you preach about the greatness of American freedom, yet attempt to infringe upon those rights when granted to people that are just wanting to live their lives in peace and happiness? They’re not bothering you, and you’re being quite mean.

I’m a feminist. Drumpf just isn’t. It would be totally bizarre and completely unnecessary for me to repeat how he refers to women. You know what he said. Hmm… Not really a fan of that either. I recall when you were worried about the transgender community sexually assaulting your children when being given their free right to go into their restroom of choice, yet now you’re supporting someone who actually has a record of sexual assault. Wait, you’re not worried about this candidate’s record of sexual assault? I’ll just sip my tea and mind my own business.

I’m currently majoring in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Georgia. You exclaim to me, “Oh my god, Kirsten! That’s so cool,” yet your vote for Drumpf tells me that you’re okay with his plans to cut NASA’s funding, and there’s also the possibility that you believe climate change is a hoax, or not a pressing issue. Tell me how cool you find my astrophysics studies when I can’t find a job in four years because one of the possible major employers of my desired profession isn’t able to pay me. Tell me how cool it is then.

In conclusion, I’m baffled by the people in my life that appear to support and claim they love me, yet personally go out of their way to strike down my friends and family. The voting is over, I’m not attempting to sway anyone. It just saddens me to know that my country willingly opts to have a leader who strongly supports such hateful ideals.  Next time you think about screaming “Drumpf” in my face as I peacefully exercise my right of the first amendment, please consider what you’re ACTUALLY supporting before you advocate for it. I really don’t think people think these things through.


On a side note, I reach out to all of those who share my sadness, and I encourage you to reach out to me if you wish. We may have lost the battle, but we have not lost the war. LOVE DRUMPFS HATE, and in the end, love will always prevail.

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