Abraham Lincoln becomes president when America was less than 100 years old. Many people live this long and could have seen the transition a country made from its beginnings to its struggle brother to brother. They would have seen the freedom that many former citizens an ocean apart. One hundred years is a drop in the bucket for the universe. But for humans, it’s an eternity.
Abraham Lincoln Struggles
Many Americans know or should know Lincoln was born in a log cabin. Teaching himself to read he eventually became a lawyer. Ran for congress then became president of the US. He was a man that was tested his entire life to become something that no one ever thought he could be. He was not perfect, but if I look at the overall picture of Lincoln I see him as one of the greatest heroes in American history.
Political Spillover Onto the Internet
I have been watching Trump’s internet quite closely since the middle of 2016. That was when I began seeing the lies on Facebook, and the false videos on YouTube. Rhetoric was being posted in order to swing the election in Trump direction. I mentioned this to many of my friends to no avail. They said that is just the nature of the internet.
Well, I can tell you emphatically that it’s not the nature of the internet. The only places that this is taking place is on social sites, and that the majority is only on Facebook and YouTube. This behavior will not be stopped but we can reevaluate the way we perceive it.