There has been a loud and overwhelming outcry by many in show business over Donald J. Trump winning the presidential election. For some celebrities they have expressed shock, some have literally cried, and some are incensed over the reality that Trump will be their next President. One of those entertainers who has been extremely vocal during the election season was comedian Sarah Silverman, who was supporting Bernie Sanders.
Silverman voiced her grave alarm over Trump winning the election on Twitter this week, which included this sentiment.
It would appear that she is saying that the democratic election of Donald Trump is the same as the Great Depression, you know where some 13-15 million Americans were unemployed (approximately 25% of the U.S. population), millions lost all of their savings and/or homes, lines for soup kitchens queued for blocks, and nearly half of the country’s banks had failed.
The comedian also stated that “people’s bodies are breaking down with fear and rage.” One person who knows quite a bit about fear and rage is Sean Parnell. He is an Army Ranger, he was a combat infantryman with the elite 10th Mountain Division, a veteran of 485 days of fierce fighting along the Afghan-Pakistan border, and he earned a Purple Heart for wounds incurred in battle on June 10, 2006 when his platoon was nearly overrun by a force that outnumbered them almost ten to one. During the battle, Sean was knocked unconscious and wounded two more times. Each time, he returned to his feet to lead his men again.
Parnell had this to say about Silverman’s tweets.
Instead of realizing that her whining was not endearing and thanking Parnell for his service, the comedian responded by saying this.
Parnell, who is a New York Times bestselling author for his book “Outlaw Platoon,” responded perfectly yet again.
When life presents you with seemingly insurmountable obstacles, I hope you have the inner strength to not seek a safe space, have a cry-in or request a therapy dog, but rather rise above it and fight for what you want out of life.