(by JD Jung)
I apologize for the lack of activity on UnderratedReads, but I have been preoccupied with the depressing results of the recent U.S. Presidential election. Actually, I have been in a daze, feeling powerless to fight what I know is evil and wrong.
Chock it up to my naiveté, but I’m shocked by all the hatred and prejudice that has been brewing in this country. Donald Trump stirred up these feelings and legitimized them. Let’s blame a certain group of people for our problems, instead of searching for real causes and effective solutions. Half of the voters bought into this and it both angers and saddens me.
What infuriates me is how voters excuse his misogynistic and bigoted words and the actions that have supported them. Many supporters say that doesn’t represent the real Donald, but as Maya Angelou put it, “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”
I won’t go into the testimonies of contractors and former students of Trump University. You’ve heard it all. You are also aware that he is the only presidential candidate in recent times who refused to release his federal tax returns .
Yes, our country needs to heal but I applaud the protestors who refuse to just sit down and accept this new vision for our country.
Personally, my healing process will include searching for “underrated” reads that express my frustration but also provide a ray of hope for a brighter future.
Don’t worry; we will still be reviewing books from all adult genres, just like before. I appreciate that our readers and reviewers are from all over the world.
Stay tuned for more reviews covering world literature, mysteries, non-fiction, satire and so much more. In the meantime, please take another look at Julissa Arce’s My (Underground) American Dream.
I would also love to hear your thoughts. Let’s keep the lines of communication open…always.