After seeing the results of the American presidential election, one cannot help but compare how similar and yet how contrasted the events of those two dates were.
On September 11, 2001 (9/11) America experienced a tragedy that left its mark on the history and psyches of America and Americans that shall not be easily forgotten.
However, on the second date, November 9, 2016 (11/9) an election of a new president has been interpreted as the second worst American tragedy, or the most promising and positive event hoped for, depending on one’s political perspective.
Liberals see the election of Republican, Donald Trump, over Democrat, Hillary Clinton, as a disaster akin to selling one’s own soul for a handful of poisonous berries whereas, Conservatives see it as a chance for redemption—and a repudiation of the past 8 years of a president who did everything he could to dismantle America, destroy its history and culture and transform it into some hideous copy of his idea of a Socialist worker’s paradise.
For conservatives, 11/9 is the beginning of a new era, morning in America, a reversal of the terrorism that has shaken Americans to their core and the debt that is crippling our nation.
The sad thing for us Conservatives is having to watch and listen as the mainstream media bemoan and bellyache over what they believe Donald Trump may do to undo the damage Barack Obama has done to America during his two terms as president.
From CBS Boston:
History was made in the early hours of November 9, 2016 in America as the country voted and elected Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
As always with an election, there’s pushback from both sides. But this year it was supercharged with the divisive nature of Trump as well as the prominence of social media platforms.
Twitter and Facebook are currently serving many roles: a political battlefield, a sanctuary for people to find the lighter side of politics as well as a launchpad for drawing harrowing comparisons surrounding the date. It didn’t take long for anyone to swap the 11/9 to 9/11.
In England the date is 9.11
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) November 9, 2016
Worst day in America 9/11…
2nd worst day in America 11/9
— IAMBLKHISTORY (@PapiChuloFaye) November 9, 2016
11/9 is the new 9/11 #ElectionNight
— ian (@ianfetamina) November 9, 2016
Finally we get a smidgen of sense:
Please stop comparing the tragedy of this election to the tragedy of 9/11. Both are tragedies yes, but to compare the two is insulting.
— the original pancake (@ryanitrotter) November 9, 2016
Tweets and comments on Twitter and Facebook are showing the sadness and trepidation Trump’s election has evoked, even in the minds of people of other countries.
One might think all them had been given the date for the end of the world, the way they are reacting!
Of course, if Hillary had been elected, we Conservatives might have felt the same way!
Source: CBS Boston