America needs to unite together


Madeline Steward, Managing Editor of Design

With President Donald Trump reigning over America, and conquering twitter, it’s hard not to acknowledge how we, as a nation, have consumed his media, but also how he has consumed our nation’s emotions. Almost mockingly of the wrinkles which are segregating his face, Trump has excelled at separating us as a country. But, this isn’t a roast of Trump- I’ve already done that- but a cry for help. We, as a nation, as Americans and as humans, need to unite, and face the facts that issues such as race, minimum wage and birth control are not nearly as big as the fact that  the world is on the verge of nuclear war.

On Sep. 3,  North Korea tested another bomb. According to, the bomb that was tested is thought to have the range of 50 to 120 kilotonnes, which at minimum is three times the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1954. These giant bombs that are being held above our heads is a lot more important than me having bad health insurance. I’m not going to need health insurance if I’m wiped out by a nuke.

Because of this, it’s time to set aside who is, and who is “not my president,” and face the fact that North Korea is a really big problem. It is something that needs to be taken care of. Whatever issue it is that you see with Trump, or the faults you see in non-Trump supporters, realize how micro those are compared to a tiny korean man playing with very not-tiny bombs. Instead of flooding the streets with nazi propaganda, and facebooking anti-fascist, start emphasizing to your friends and fellow president, how focused and how meaningful it is that Trump protects his nation, our nation, from foreign countries.

Now don’t get me wrong, I do not support Trump’s personal opinions, nor do I think that the nazism, sexism and homophobia among the United States is a problem that isn’t important. These are all things that needs to be solved. But, if Americans are constantly attacking one another, and are focused on the fact that our neighbor has a different skin color, and not on the fact that we are in danger, how are we ever going to defend ourselves? People should be able to think whatever they want, I’m a proud supporter of the first amendment given it is what is granting me the power to write this very editorial, but America needs to start acting like a family. And as anyone with siblings would tell you, it’s okay to pick on your own brother, but no one else is allowed to. We can hate one another as much as we want, but no one is messing with this United States of an American family.

At the end of the day, I don’t care if Trump is creeping on his own daughter. I don’t care if he looks like an Oompa Loompa or if he says degrading things. All I care about is how, and if, he is protecting America from nuclear war. If that means Dennis Rodman needs to create a peace treaty for the two countries, then I’ll help pay for his ticket over across seas. No matter what, we need peace and safety between the nations, and Trump needs to handle that.

Overall, despite politics, religion, class, we all want one thing ultimately, and that’s to not die in a nuclear war. So please, if not for you, then for your family, friends and nation, set aside all differences, and unite hand-in-hand and prepare to take on North Korea. I’m not letting a man who looks like the crossing of a mushroom and an angry toddler take me out, and neither should you. Please, focus on the major issues here.