I remember when Chavez won his first elections in Venezuela. Some people predicted his government was going to turn Venezuela into Cuba. I remember people laughing saying:
— No way! that’s impossible. Venezuela will never be Cuba. It’s not the same. We are not an island. We have three branches of power. The constitution. The congress. And we, the Venezuelans, we are not stupids.
Very soon we proved how all of these assertions were wrong: Yes, Venezuela could become Cuba. And yes, Venezuelans were stupids.
History have taught us several times how wrong it is to follow the fake leader with the hate speech. The leader who’s leadership is based on hate and division. History has proven how important it is to prevent these people from gaining power in order to preserve peace in the country and the world. But yes, again, the world is stupid: Germany, Venezuela, UK and now the US are just a small proof of that.
Those who don’t want to learn from history are condemned to commit the same mistakes over and over again. And now it seems to be the time for the US.
Today I keep hearing ‘The US is not Germany’. ‘The US is not Venezuela’. ‘Things are different here’. I really hope these people are right. I really hope they prove me wrong.
Yesterday the US showed the world something many people refused to see: America is still a land full of racists and ignorants. A person like Donald Trump winning the presidency of the United States tells a lot about this country’s culture and values.
Unfortunately we, the inheritors of this world, keep paying for the wrong decisions taken by many old antiquates. Many who don’t want to realize they have already fucked up enough the world with their antiquate thoughts. With their religions. With their hate. With their lack of tolerance. With their xenophobia. It’s just a matter of time for all these antiquate thoughts to be extinct. I just hope that when that time comes, we still have a planet to live and that we can be smart enough to leave a better world for our successors.
If you, American, voted for Trump, for Gary Johnson or didn’t vote, in a future, if you are forced to leave your country in the middle of a World War III, I expect you to explain to your kids and the world why you chose Trump over some emails.
If you, American with hispanic roots, voted against Hillary or did not vote, I expect you to explain to your kids and grandchildren why you helped elect a racist and disrespectful misogynist when they witness racism.
It’s true when they say people get the leader they deserve. It’s only a shame everyone needs to suffer the consequences. Apparently Americans just chose the right leader for them. Now, it’s time they own their shit!