What follows are my thoughts on the state of things in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. While this is breaking the 4th wall in a political way that I would ordinarily never do, these are not ordinary times.
As a Champion of Justice, I simply cannot remain silent on this matter for a day longer.
Here are my few words. I know they will not be well-received by some, but they are the truth, which is all that matters at this point.
Hello, everyone. Luna Starlight here. Before we begin our next episode, I feel that it is necessary that I address what is going on with the world at large. Bear with me... I may not say what you may expect a cartoon character to say.
I have played the role of Danika Doby for a long time, and for a very good reason. I know my own power and it scares me to realize it. But I know what needs to be said, no matter the consequences.
These are dark and divisive times. We have seen elements of our universe rear their ugly heads that we thought were no longer a prevalent part of our reality.
It is truly difficult to understand how the most powerful nation in our world, and perhaps our universe, elected one of the oddest and most dangerously unstable of individuals to be the next President and Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful fighting force ever assembled by man.
But I do not blame those who voted him into such a high office as much as you might think. No, there is a greater issue here that must be addressed. This is only a symptom of a horrible disease.
I have seen so many beautiful lights fade out of this world because of the hatred, bigotry, and racism that has suddenly become somehow acceptable to far too many folks in our world. I do not understand how people can feel that their horrible, violent, and inhumane actions can be justified by any means.
But it is not one man that caused all this to happen. Someone who speaks his mind and reveals the painful, ugly truths that so many minds apparently have been thinking actually does us a favor.
Each and every one of us has a special spark within us. It is truly upsetting to me that so many individuals have had their gifts of intuition and intelligence perverted in ways that benefit a select few.
To be fair, this election was decided by an antiquated system originally created when slaves were coutned as 3/5ths of a person...
... but I digress. In any case, the popular majority did not elect this man. But to be fair, he really just said whatever he thought would help him win when it really counted. And by the rules of the system in place, he actually won fairly. My issue is not really with the man. It's the people reacting in such deplorable ways in the wake of his shocking, but not totally unforeseen rise to power.
As a Champion of Justice, I cannot sit back and let idle diversions consume my time anymore. I knew that when the time came, I would find my opportunity to truly fight back against the hatred and dishonesty that I've battled my entire life.
While I have done all I can to never hate anyone back, I have let the darker elements of the world win by my inactions. It is time that I truly live up to my name and light up the night.
I am Luna Dawn Starlight. As the Champion of Justice, I have sworn to bring dignity and hope back to those who have lost it through no fault of their own. I will fight for those both who can and can't help themselves.
The good that will come of these dark times is that now we know who our enemies truly are. It is well past time to defeat them with the most powerful weapon of all: Love.
~ Luna Dawn Starlight <3