Social media got Donald Trump elected. This is not a bold statement. Look back a week ago (which in our digital age is basically “history”) and remember the facts. A life-sized cartoon caricature of Middle America was elected President of the United States. By all accounts, he should not have won. He has no political experience. He made major gaffs. He did too well in the polls early on. But the Democratic Party ran, to be euphemistic, an unlikeable sea urchin. The FBI cleared her of her criminal activity and then went back on their clearing her of criminal activity. Despite that, she still had a strong chance. Enter Wikileaks, and a week later someone who is best known for telling people they’re fired is at the helm of our economic policies.
If you’ve studied American history, you have by now been able to infer that we would not have won the Second World War if the TV existed. It was the television, allowing Americans to see the devastation taking place in Vietnam, that turned the people’s opinion against the war, ultimately resulting in our loss of it. Knowing a war is happening across the ocean is one thing—seeing it is another. The American people saw the terrible truth of war and revolted against it. And so it went with Clinton. The people knew of her corruption, we heard about it here and there from a few major news outlets, but being able to see it with our own eyes as we perused the emails that WikiLeaks released was a whole new ball game. How’s that one adage go? “Seeing is believing”?
A message that we must not ignore was sent last week. Social media has power. Free information is power. It reminds me of that one time that an evil, giant church controlled what the people knew and didn’t know, and then that one thing was invented—the printing press—and everything changed. Suddenly, education didn’t belong to the State or the Church. Suddenly, people could read their own Bibles. Suddenly, the balance of power was upset and the people revolted. Suddenly, the ages weren’t so dark anymore. We are seeing it happen right before our eyes again. The idea that information and news can come from one controlled entity, the mainstream media, has always been medieval. We know we can’t trust them. We saw how Google manipulated searches to protect Clinton. We saw how little airtime was given to the most horrible things uncovered in Hillary Clinton’s emails. The people saw that the media couldn’t be trusted, and they turned to social media to discover the truth.
Rejoice with me, people. This is a new age. The best thing I have seen come out of this election so far is the fear from the liberal media and everyone involved in their agenda. Anti-Trump protests are being bought and paid for all over the country, reminding us all of the times when our toddler couldn’t have another cookie and they threw a fit accordingly. In true nanny nanny boo boo fashion, people are now donating to PP in Mike Pence’s name. Planned Parenthood released one of the silliest, straw-manliest statements I have ever read on their website today, which included these gems:
We are bigger and stronger and more powerful and more committed than you know. We won’t shrink or hide away. We’re standing strong— ready to fight. For our lives. For our rights.