It has been a while since my last entry, hasn't it. Heck, it's been a while since I've been here at all.
Anyways, my main reason for this update is an upcoming presidential candidate and his effects on the world as of his announcement. But before I get into all of that, and I'm sorry for going off on such a tangent here, I want to ask if any readers here have heard the story of the tower of Babel. For those not familiar, it was about a great king from a far-off time, dating back to Pangea I think, who managed to gather all the nations of the world under his rule. With their help, he started the construction of a tall tower, tall enough to touch the heavens, that came to be known as the tower of Babel. Once the tower was completed, the king went to the very top of the tower to challenge God. At the top, he took a bow and arrow, and fired the arrow upward, past the heavens to where God was. In a fit of rage at this action, God used his power to destroy the tower in a single blow. After the smoke settled, every nation that was under the king's rule started to speak in a language different from the rest, one language for each foreign nation, and the lack in communication caused the people to separate back to their own territory, because they couldn't understand the other nations. The king was now alone, the sole cause of the segregation of the people of the world.
This now brings me to today. America has stood for the joining of many nations, from the english, who claim that they discovered America first, to the Africans, sent here for mere slave labor, to the Chinese, German, Irish, and many others who came for opportunity and freedom. Slowly, albeit subtly, America has begun to reverse the effects of Babel. And that brings me to the latest candidate to run for presidency here. Some of you may know him from the show, "The Apprentice", a corporate Juggernaut that managed to succeed despite all the negative publicity he might have garnered, and now the newest candidate for the Republicans, Donald Trump. Normally I wouldn't get involved since I can't decide which party to root for, but the comments made by Mr Trump just cannot be ignored this time. In his entry speech, he spouted racial negativity towards our friends south of the border, saying that they've only had a negative influence on us due to having their troubled people cross over. He even suggested building a wall on the border, preventing people from coming to America from Mexico. Such comments caused Costa Rica to pull out of an event run by Mr. Trump: the Miss Universe pageant. I don't know of other effects Mr. Trump has caused from his speech, but I hope he either retracts it, or drops out of the running altogether. I just cannot stand the fact that someone who wants to impede the progress our nation has made to bring people together just because of his personal views on what has happened.
Notes to the people reading this: Regarding my beliefs and religion, I'm agnostic. I don't know which religion on earth is the true religion, but I don't care, as long as nobody forces their own beliefs on me. Regarding the tale of Babel, I don't know if it is factual world history, but I choose to believe it is, and see it as a lesson to try and respect other people's cultures. Regarding the political campaign of Donald Trump, I only have one viable citation on his speech so I don't know if it's true or not, but I had to vent my frustration somehow and it has been ages since my last Journal entry here. For those of you who choose to criticize me on what I have said, how I said it, or why I said it, please be gentle, I'm socially awkward and have a history of depression, not to mention I am a rather high-functioning autistic.(Yes, I played the autism card. It's true). I hope to see your comments, and hope I haven't angered anybody.