I posted this to Facebook, but I feel like I need to post this on here as well.
I feel legitimately ill right now... The fact that this election is even close, let alone leaning towards Trump makes me sick to my stomach. The fact that this racist, misogynist, lying, fear-mongering, insecure, spiteful, horrible, waste-of-oxygen entity can win the presidential election based on a platform of bigotry and fear shows just how prevalent this way of thinking, and these ideas are in our society. People that hate others based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. are not only out there, but they are large in number. Is this the kind of world that people want to live in? One where it is not only accepted to hate others, it's rewarded? Apparently that is the kind of world we live in. People love to trumpet the Declaration of Independence as a beacon of freedom, and equality "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal..." You may as well flush the Declaration down the toilet because a man that is the antithesis of this ideal could become the President of the United States. A demagogue is defined as: "a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument." and that is who may very well be the next President of the United States, a demagogue.