You Can’t Stop the Beat


With the world so full of hatred and discrimination, you just have been the beacon of light that will help change the world. It may seem dark and gloomy but instead of trying to avoid it, try to change it with hope. I know what you may be thinking, and yes. This is going to be one of those post if you couldn’t tell by now.

With Donald Trump winning the Presidency, the rights of many could be ripped away just because they “don’t like,” “don’t understand,” or simply “don’t care to like.” People won’t be able to marry who they would like because their state believes that the “marriage is sacred and between a man and a women”. Which is funny because the people who are saying this have had multiple divorces, which I think is ruining the sanctity of marriage more so that two people of the same gender loving each other. That’s besides the point. People are going to be discriminated based on what they look like, what they believe in, among other things. Don’t live in fear of being who you are. It’s not worth it. Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+, someone who came from another country, whatever/whoever you are, just be you. Like I said multiple times, if people can accept you for you then they aren’t worth it.

The election showed us how much hatred and angst is in America. While change is good, time will tell if it was worth it in the end. I’m all for giving Trump the chance. I don’t agree with the hatred, the discrimination, or the intolerance that he brought out in people. And I’m not generalizing all of his supporters, that’s what he would like me to do in order to feed into it. That is me being like them. I’m not going to do that. But you need to understand, the majority of his supporters are like that. Those are the ones that stick out in the world. Show people that you want to help them be the change.

The musical/movie “Hairspray” is something that came into my head as I tried to wrap my head around this. Hence, why the title of this is “You Can’t Stop the Beat.” That songs pretty much sums up everything. They can try to stop the paradise we’re dreamin’ of. But they cannot stop the rhythm of two hearts in love. You can’t stop the beat. The whole musical is still very relevant to the situation. The social commentary in it is still very much here. That’s sad. Have we not learned to just love and accept each other for being them?

While you can’t change the outcome of the election, you can change minds and fight for what you believe is right. No matter what they try to do, they can’t stop the beat of your happiness. Keep on fighting on and change the world. Be the change you want to see in the world. So stop your bitching and moaning already because he won. It’s not the end of the world…at least not yet. It’s time to look into the future. Let’s change the world.


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