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Don't Be a Sore Winner

 

"President-Elect and 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump"

 

And with that, history was made. I, for one, am glad this election is over. Personally, I thought both of the major candidates were about as good a decision as slamming your tongue in a car door. The only hope I truly have is the fact that there is a chance, albeit a very minute and miniscule one, that Trump will be as tremendous as he says he will be. His ardent supporters certainly believe he will be. Yet America has spoken and ballots have been cast. Whether you like it or not, Donald Trump is the next president.

 

Now, I completely understand being upset and disappointed if your candidate didn't win. A lot of people have been emotionally attached to this election for upwards of a year, and some people seemingly much longer than that. Even I thought Hillary was going to win, so I understand the disappointment. I don't agree with all the uncontrollable crying, riots and the temper tantrums that would rival that of a 2-year-old, but I understand. 

 

As much as I want to go off on these people and just lose my ever lovin' mind and tell these poor snowflakes that they are an embarrassment to themselves, this particular blog actually welcomes Trump supporters.

 

Yes, I know. I'm about to make a bunch of friends writing this.

 

When I played sports as a kid, no matter what happened or who the winner was, both teams would line up, shake hands, and say "Good Game." I'm sure that everyone who's played any sport and wasn't living under a rock did that as well. I therefore pose this question to you: When did that stop? When did people stop using a loss as motivation to be better next time and use a win a reward for hard work? 

 

Since the election outcome became known, my social media feeds have been overflowing with memes and posts from Trump supporters who are not just celebrating the victory, but being spiteful about it. Did I miss something? When did it become okay to kick sand in the face of the losing team?

 

Call me naive, but there was a point when during conflicts, whether local or abroad, Americans were always the bigger people. In WWII, before America dropped the bombs over Nagasaki and Hiroshima, we dropped 3 million+ pamphlets warning them to leave in order to limit casualties. Then after the surrender of Japan, instead of permanently occupying, we helped the Japanese rebuild. Now, Japan is one of, if not the, leader in electronics and has been a historically thriving economy. And why is that? Because we didn't continue to kick them them while they were down. We made peace and formed a strategic alliance that lasts to this day.

 

The hate needs to stop. Stooping low just to get back at people who vote differently than you is not how my America acts. We must show we are willing to unify and stop antagonizing. We must live the principles that we claim to hold so dear. We cant expect to win people to our side acting like the very things that the Left accuses the us of doing.

 

Love others like we love ourselves. Start being respectful to people, even when its not how they are treating you. It's not going to be easy, but we have to be the bigger person again. Otherwise, both sides will continue to try to one-up the other in the Douche` Baggery Department. The more each side tries to poopoo the other, the more divided we become. We can not stand against our real enemies whilst making enemies out of our own people.

 

We need each other now more than ever. Be a light in this dark world. If we each do our part and worry about our own selves instead of how someone else happened to respond to us, the world would dramatically change. And  that change is good.

 

 

Written by Dylan Liles

I am a Radio Personality, Comedian, Writer, all around good guy and I make a mean Hamburger Helper.

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