Saturday, March 4, 2017
One Nation Under Tom
When looking at the current United States image, it is clear that we are a United States of Tom. A major factor in this is our current president Donald Trump. He constantly expresses how he cares about the success of the country rather than the well being of it's citizens. Not only him, but other sources of media and news seem to value the interesting tale over the truth. The term 'click-bait' defines the act of promoting an exaggerated title to draw the audience into the actual story. This act is something Tom practically invented, fabricating and altering reality to make a more exhilarating outcome. Whether its to gain popularity, success, money, etc., most Americans are guilty of this.
There are, however, good and honest people who wish to live under The United States of Huck. Those who fight against social standards to protect other's are examples of Huck personalities. For example, the recent protests against immigration bands sweeping our nation under Trump's request. Those who have no blood connection to those directly affected by this band still march in airports and speak their mind the ways they can. Huck's decision to help Jim live free is practically parallel to these modern events. Therefore, although we are currently a nation under Tom Sawyer, through love and support we can rise under Huckleberry Finn.