As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
It's interesting to see candidates running for 2020; when we really take the time to think about it, it just seems like most of the Trump presidency so far, has been about trying to fight to claim office, even whilst being a President. We could say much of the resistance is because humans find change difficult or even painful, whilst change is a normal occurrence that humans go / grow through. We could take the change of presidency to thinking about the impact upon "race." Where we have a person of color, a black president, to another person of color, a white president. (Whilst there is debate to whether black or white are even colours, for the purposes of this writing I will say they are). We can think about how populations resist and embrace leaders that they can resemble with the most, and how human grooming takes place so that humans will embrace individuals who are different to them. We can think about inter-racial marriages, individual advocates, groups, or simply put - people who wear invisible masks, to protect otherness / differences.
I maybe blunt, but I think I could be blunter. But the fact of the matter is that we can't erase history. We can learn and try to understand how to progress forward, building upon what was deemed positive. Whilst yes, there is a white President in the house - but does this mean gruesome histories such as slavery should be ignored or repeated? Maybe some individuals / groups including white people / groups / advocates have felt this way. Or maybe resistance / protection is just another social construction to influence and sway the public? Including national and international levels. But then I wondered: why do we even contemplate on the issue when the Trump presidency is now going to its 3rd year? Whilst I touched briefly upon this issue with previous writing, it could simply be because President Trump wants to get re-elected, and oppositions have to tactically find a way to call him out? There have been accomplishments, but I don't think a Presidency can fully develop within a single term. Meaning that the maximum of two terms is probably better in the long-run, if desired. If we want to see how a presidency can develop, accomplish and achieve.
Whilst saying this, it is important to remind readers of my own neutrality, as I myself think that criticism far out-weighed what could have been achieved, between both Democrats and Republicans. As leaders gather to strengthen the Northern border alliances, between Canada and America, there is still much more to be done on the northern and southern end. Pressing matters regarding immigration, migrants, and the treatment of the vulnerable seem to have been shoved under the rug. Why is it that humans could careless if the triggers are pulled to shoot and kill, and then create rampage when trees burn? Again the fact of the matter is that both are important.
Human life, regardless of color of skin, religion, faith, sexual orientation, ability, (dis)ability and so on. Human life matters - from the young person who desires to learn in the classroom, to the elderly who want to enjoy their senior years. And the planet, the precious rain forests that are rich in resources for humans as well as habitats, that have been created and preserved. This goes for all nature, even the single tree that is standing / growing upon the sidewalk. We are grief stricken with the recent mass gun shootings, and wish that the burning of trees would end. We could think about how these events simply reveal the importance of both nature and nurture - human life. Again to connect that; political splits can no longer be about focusing on one more than the other. Or desiring to protect one presidential legacy over another.
The truth is that Presidents who are alive / living can still do something with their platforms, to preserve what is close to them. Why should ordinary humans have to lift their weights? Populations will grow, natural spaces will need to be conserved as well as utilized. Which is why presidencies are important. Maybe it is time to remove the invisible masks and look in the mirror. Who are you? You matter as much as another. Majority, minority. Animal and plant.