Post electorial America: There’s no whining in politics

Obama won the election. Romney lost. I didn’t watch it on television because I could care less.

At about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, I read a Facebook post stating “Four more years!” This was just the beginning.

Everyone felt the need to express themselves for the next three hours. Hooray for the first amendment!

No, I take that back.

I can understand being excited because the man you voted for came out on top. I can also understand your frustration for the man who lost. The election is over. Is your voice really going to make a difference now? No.

So why whine about it? Children whine for not getting what they want. It is neither mature nor adult-like to whine.

If accepting your reality is a struggle, then take the necessary procedures to find that gratification. However, whining about it will not get you there. Maybe you should think about what to do with the hand you’ve been dealt.

John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural address that encouraged the American people to see a different perspective, “Think not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”

Do something. If you’re so politically active then you should be equally, if not more, passionate to improve your fellow Americans’ lives.

Whining about the election is not going to get that done.

One post I distinctly remember on Facebook read, “Time to move to f—ing Canada, FYI stupid people outnumber smart people.”

I think it takes a stupid person to blatantly call more than half of the people you know stupid.

Obama’s speech said we are all together and ready to move forward now. I’m sorry Obama, but a good chunk of citizens didn’t vote for you and will refuse their support, even after your victory. They’ve used you as a scapegoat to get out of their duty as a citizen. Apparently they should no longer be held responsible. That’s not how it works in America.

Blaming the president for not satisfying the wishes you did not put any efforts toward is wrong.

Earlier this week was Nov. 5. “Remember remember the fifth of November…” It is the annual day to watch the film “V for Vendetta.”

The entire movie is about how the common folk make up the government, not the leaders. Leaders have a great impact, but one man cannot stand with all the people he represents.

For all you whining political activists: Shut it. You are really sucking at being an American right now. Take your hand from your computer and hold your freaking tongues.

Jared Kingry

senior from Omaha, Neb.

studying philiopshy

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