So, since we were out of touch for three weeks, we didn't have to hear any of the nonsense that is related to this history making presidential election that is currently going on in the states. It was quite a nice break, but the funny thing is that MANY people in South Africa and Kenya wanted to talk about our election. Some times we forget that as THE super power, our election is meaningful to everyone in the world.
And while I am not going to recount my opinion of who should win (see my post from April 2015). I do need to speak about what is going on in this country...the blatant racism, sexism and bullying that is being perpetrated by many so called "adults" in this country. Let me cite a few examples...
- When a reputable news organization posted the story about Malia Obama made a decision to take a gap year before attending Harvard...and said news organization had to take the story down because of the disgusting, blatant, out right violent comments made towards the classy young lady and her family.
- The "outrage" of many people in this country because some retail stores and high schools choose to make their public restrooms non-gender specific to allow those transgender individuals to choose the restroom designated for the gender for which they identified. And some "adults" in this country called them pedophiles and rapists.