Thank you for inciting a wave of activism across the world.
Thank you for giving us the scope to define what we truly believe in, and the courage to stand up for those beliefs.
Thank you for the narcissism that forced you to sign as many policies as humanly possible, without checking the legalities, political legislation nuances and potential opposition to these decrees. It will ensure you are out of office quicker.
Thank you for the media furors you have caused in your appointment as President. It has allowed quality writers to shine. It has made for extremely intellectual reading and a fast track in political education for a lot of us.
Thank you for forcing women to realise that we only get ahead when we hold each other up.
Thank you for showing us that issues of the world over-shadow our personal problems and that showing up for the world is a necessity.
Thank you for darkening the corners of our respective countries because now we can see where we need to shine our lights.
Thank you for allowing us to open our hearts further to our Muslim sisters and brothers. To show them that we stand with them in the fight against religious persecution and across the board generalisation of humans.
Thank you for bringing racism into the open. It’s hard to address feelings that stay behind closed doors, even harder to make change.
Thank you, within a week in office, for showing Australians, through your proposed changes to US visitors visas, how US politics really do have something to do with Australia.
Thank you for being you. It’s exciting to see Political Leaders from all over the world stand up to senseless political legislation, regardless of who their “allies” are.
Like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s tweet: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.”
Unfortunately our Australian politicians do not believe in our own strength as a country and what can only be described as a cowardly act, have sided with you.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, “I’m confident that the Australian government and the US government will continue to support each other in ensuring that we can implement our strong immigration and border protection policies.”
Thank you for showing us that the people leading our country need to be more reflective of our diverse country, made strong with our incredible range of immigrants. They need to be more aware that a human is a human, no matter where they come from.
They also need to understand that our anti-racial, pro immigration, pro human right views may not come over as the loudest, but as with most things, it’s the silent ones you need to watch.
Especially when we find our voice.
So thank you Mr Trump for setting us on fire.
To my readers if you would like to raise your voice to help people in urgent need of re-homing, regardless of country of origin, please sign Amnesty International’s petition to the Australian Government here.
We are signing from a place of privilege. A place of luxury. A place of freedom. But we need to sign so we are confident that if we ever needed help, humanity will help us.