If you have seen the movie Dr. Strangelove, I've already accomplished something "YUGE" in 2017; I've learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.
In less than 12 hours, a liar, a bully, a thug and a megalomaniacal maniac will be sworn in as president. With his dealings with two very powerful enemies in Russia and China, Cold War II is officially on, and America is in the most danger it's been since the Cuban Missile Crisis. However, as a 22-year-old young man in Sacramento, California, there is nothing I can directly do about it.
I will continue to speak out against Trump on social media, in my writings and in rallies, as I will do Saturday, when I take part in the Women's March in Sacramento. Though, at the same time, I'm not going to let it affect my life. As the late, great George Carlin said, "When you're born into the world, you're born with a ticket to the freak show, and when you're born in America, you get a front-row seat. This could very well be the climax of the freak show, and that is the best-case scenario.
I encourage everybody I know who hates Donald Trump to speak out against him on social media, in their writings and at rallies, but I also encourage everybody to continue living their lives and live them to the fullest. Hopefully, millennials will continue to hang out with their friends and have a good time, and I do expect them to do that.
Me, I'm sticking to my routine. I'm going to continue to write songs--especially love songs for the girl that I love, I'm going to continue to perform live music, I'm going to further advance my career, I'm going to go down to Scottsdale, Arizona for my 13th-annual Spring Training trip, and I am going to enjoy a great baseball season, which will include many visits to my second home in AT&T Park in San Francisco, the city of my dreams and vacations to other cities to watch the Giants play.
There is so much to do. For baseball fans like me, there is the early-season optimism that the Giants will win their fourth championship in eight years, for storm chasers, there will be amazing and spectacular storms in the Planes, and for Millennials, which I am also a part of, there are many movies and concerts to go see, as well as many great songs set to be released. This year is also the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, and I think the perfect way to combat the hate and anger of Trump and his minions is to have another Summer of Love with music and flowers in the hair.
Millennials, Liberal Americans; we need to unite together to end the hate in this country, and we need to live our lives to the fullest and have a great time, despite the orange-skinned loon who will be our president. We are not going to let Donald Trump change our lives at all.
Here is to a great 2017 of love, baseball and music!