Right Side of History

Today millions of people in all seven continents came together to protest human equality or in more simplistic terms: basic human rights. Multiple countries throughout the world united with anger against the President of the United States.

I feel overwhelmed with happiness and the love that everyone has shown today. If there is one good thing Trump has done, it’s brought light to some very serious issues and united us. All of us on the right side of history that is. All of us who believe in human rights. All of us who believe no matter the color of your skin, where you’re from, or what gender you are, you are no different and shall be treated with respect.

It suddenly seems “Make America Great Again” means getting a black president out of office and things are magical solved. Every progressive person will make America great. But not again. It never was great. We’ve always been an arrogant, racist country. But we will change for the better, watch out Mr. President.

I have never been so ashamed to call the United States my country. Never. The fact that every. single. continent. participated to protest against our downfall? It should have never gotten this bad.

But I want to say thank you. Thank you to each and every person who marched today. Thank you to each and every person who is on the right side of history, whether you could make it to the march or not. Thank you to everyone who believes love conquers hate and that everyone deserves healthcare, freedom, and that women should be able to determine what happens to their bodies.

I have so much faith in humanity. If Trump’s presidency lasts four years, we’ll be ready to make progress again. The fight is just beginning. As far as I’m aware, most protests were more than peaceful today too. This isn’t about hate. This isn’t just about Trump. This is about every single American who voted for Trump. This is about every single person who is a racist, who believes women shouldn’t control their bodies, who believes immigrants should be deported and the list unfortunately continues. If you voted for Trump, you voted for these ideals. If you regret your decision, stand up and fight back.

Hate may be in office. But hate will never win.

I have never been more proud to be a liberal. To fill my world with so much love, acceptance, and compassion. Each and every person who hates on liberals and/or progressive millennial’s, or everyone who is standing up for basic rights: I am sorry something happened in your life that made you reject equality.

We’ll be here with open arms when you’re ready to walk on the right side of history.

Here’s to standing up, continuing to fight and not remain silent, and for standing together to work towards real, genuine equality.

I believe in you. I believe in us.

Love will always win.

Photographs of D.C march

Chelsea Lauren

Chelsea Lauren is addicted to drinking coffee, writing in cafes, and walking the beach. A New York native, she recently moved to Melbourne, FL and found having conversations with her character’s on the beach is the perfect cure to writer’s block. To learn more about her, check out “About Me.” Her debut novel, Underneath the Whiskey, is now available on Amazon.

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