Aleppo, Syria, before and after Barack Obama.
On the eve of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, as someone who did and still does (hardly) prefer the election of the infamous carrot over the war criminal as tomorrow's President of the United States, I can honestly say that I am looking forward to only one thing: an end to ridiculous, teary goodbyes; an end to irrelevant posts about beautiful children, and the circulation of cutesy Joe Biden memes; an end to this inexcusable sentiment that so many "good and educated" people seem to share, that Barack Obama is a good role model, a good president, a good HUMAN BEING.
As if I needed constant reminder that when it comes down to it, the average person I know does not care about the seven wars waged and the innumerable innocent people indiscriminately murdered as a direct result of the self-serving, indictable, inhumane decisions that Commander in Chief Obama has made during his eight years of bloodshed. The man's legacy is not his presidency, but it is the precedent that he has now set, for a future style of warfare that perhaps only he could pioneer, because he had such a carte blanche with the group of people, the electorate, the demographic, that would usually so heavily protest such actions, particularly involving their own country's active role in multiple ongoing genocides.
I am relieved that the end of this term, and the end of this failed attempt to corruptly instate Obama's equally guilty Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, marks the an end to a dangerous eight years of turning a blind eye to "the most powerful person on Earth." And as comparably dangerous as the next most powerful person on Earth may be, I am comforted by the fact that Trump will not get away with the things that Barack Obama does, at least not without public outcry. I have peace of mind knowing that he will be under scrutiny for his entire term, and that when he is done, he will not be so dearly missed. Because none of these people will be praising Donald Trump as he leaves office on January 20, 2021 and thus, I must call to question their integrity and their humanity as they say their heartfelt goodbyes to Barack Obama today.