A Big Step For America In A Long Marathon Ahead
First of all, Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. And Congratulations to America. You have peacefully stopped the further rise of fascism and racism in the voting booths. That’s not an easy thing to do.
But there is a long and difficult process ahead.
Despite his apparent inability to lead the country and spreading misinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies, Donald Trump still got almost 50% of the votes. America is divided further than it has been in a long time. And with a global pandemic and the worst economic recession since the great depression, tensions are high and it will be a very challenging process to recover.
Not to mention climate change, which is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. It can only be tackled with a level of international cooperation never seen before.
With Joe Biden, truth, decency, and respect for the office of the president return to the White House. Yesterday, we saw a speech by the president-elect and TV stations didn’t need to worry about muting and interrupting their program.
Also, seeing Van Jones tear up when he spoke about what the election results mean to him and many others, brought some tears into my eyes as well. It underscored how important this election truly was.
As for the vice presidency. I saw a tweet that pretty much says it all:
The VP pictures will look like this: 👨🦳👨🦳👨🦳👨🦳👨🦳👨🦳👨🦳👨🦳…👨🦳👨🦳👨🦳👨🦳👩🏾 — Ashley Lindalía
Kamala Harris is the first woman to be vice president, the first black woman to be vice president, and the first daughter of immigrants to be vice president. It’s a step in the right direction. To elect or select the person best qualified for a job, no matter their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
America and Joe Biden have a long journey ahead of them. It won’t be easy, but unlike his predecessor, he doesn’t lie about it and acknowledges the challenge. Fighting the coronavirus requires the participation of everybody. Only when the pandemic is in control, can economic rebuilding begin. At the same time, we need massive reforms towards a greener America and a greener world to fight global warming and all of its negative effects.
As hope returns to the White House, America needs to unite her states once again. She needs to unite her people. Winning the election was only the first step in a Marathon towards a better world.