It’s all a ruse. A well played and perfectly orchestrated move to dismantle the GOP and realign our entire political system. Trump IS the Trojan horse. It’s almost comical, in retrospect, that he used the term “Trojan Horse” in one of his speeches and then could not explain what it was after the fact. Actually, not almost comical, totally comical. Trump is the new Andy Kauffman, except, possibly, even more talented.
Give the man some credit.
I know, it seems impossibly hard to do so.
You wanted a viable 3rd party? I think there is a very good chance we have one in the 2020 election. You wanted a shake up of the political system? On the democratic side, Hillary has been pushed into taking on some of Bernie’s “socialist” ideas. On the Republican side, well, the exact effects of Trump are really yet to be seen, but there has certainly been a shake up, and that can’t be bad.
If Trump were a joke, I mean, he is a joke, but a real actual joke. If he were to come out and say that this was all a plot to prove how archaic our political process is, point out how racism/sexism remains to be a major issue in our country, how divided our citizens are, how manipulated we all are by the media, then **clap….clap…..clap** and into a strong **standing ovation** Mr. Trump.
Well fucking done my man. WELL DONE.
However, sadly, I don’t believe this is the case. But I don’t even want to think that it’s not. Because that’s not funny. It’s absolutely terrifying. Yes, he keeps losing supporters at various levels of offensive along the way, but no one should have ever jumped onto the ship of shit that is Trump to begin with.
The ironic, or interesting, or….. sad…I’ll say sad.. thing about all of this, is that even not as a joke, I have to appreciate that Donald Dick has hopefully, theoretically, done a lot of unintentional good through all of his harm.
Yes, a lot of bad, a whole lot of bad. But from the bad, the terribleness of Trump making it OK for people to show their true colors of hatred and expose stupidity that was previously swept under the rug, we have to deal with it. A guy like Trump making it this close to the top office in our country means America has some really really serious fucking problems.
There are sections of America that believe all Mexicans are rapists, that not paying taxes is smart, and that if you want something, you should just grab it by the pussy. Gross generalizations, I know. But even so, a light has been shone into the dark corners of our society, and denial is no longer an option.
The first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem. Well, Donald, you are the problem, and people like you, people that support you are the problem.
Let’s move forward from here.
We have an interesting/crazy/sad/historic/weird/frustrating/upsetting political climate right now. Two candidates remain, neither great, one will be our next president. The fact is that our next leader, whoever that may be, will be pretty tied up. There is very little he/she can do to make any sort of drastic change. However, what they do, what our president really does on a daily basis, is represent America as a whole. So when you vote, ask yourself “who would I rather have speak for me?”. Do you really want Donald Trump stammering through incomplete thoughts and self inflating confabulations as a representation of your country? You may not like Hillary, but if Donald is “America”, we open the gates not only to hatred and disgust from other countries, but to more of what we have already seen. American’s thinking it’s OK to shit on other people based on broad incorrect stereotypes and misinformation. Racism becomes acceptable because we have a racist hate filled megalomaniac leader. So don’t vote for Trump. Just don’t. You all know it’s a terrible idea….possibly entertaining…but terrible. Hillary is pretty despicable, I get that, but Donald is the last person in the world you should want in this position, which even if Hillary is second to last, makes her more appealing.
Do some other shit. What shit?
Create and be the America you want to be. Our leaders don’t create the country, nor are they supposed to. This election will end, some people will be pissed, others happy, and a lot will feel “meh”, but there will be a conclusion. After that, whoever is in office means very little to our individual daily lives. You are worried about safety in your community? Education? Corporate takeover? Find a way to get involved. Do. Some. Shit. It is the little microcosms around the US that create the country, and no macro leader can control all of these unless you really let them. Unless you feel that because of our leadership the country is going to shit and no matter what you do, that is the inevitable outcome….which is not real, it’s paranoia. The irony is that if you do indeed believe this, then you are not executing the right that is hammered into every American as a defining factor of who we are, freedom. Freedom to gather and say, “X” politician is a shithead, freedom to express the voice of your particular community, freedom to be involved…or not if you choose. Freedom to live your life.
We all have thoughts on how to make things better, on how to create a “greater good” amongst the population as a whole, which I truly believe is a want of 99.9% of all Americans. In no scenario, ever, is The Donald a part of this equation.
All lives matter? Ugh, gross. So, so gross.
It is embarrassing to be a blue eyed white as white can be male when a seemingly large populous of people that look like me are blatantly racist and have elected a racist talking carrot dildo to run for president.
I truly can’t comprehend how an argument can be made against Black Lives Matter. How anyone can, in any context, rebuttal BLM with a version of *blank* lives matter. Racism is a grotesque rash on our nation that has been occasionally dabbed with cortisone, but is still far from gone.
So, in an attempt to belittle the BLM movement…all lives matter? Not helpful, not the point at all, and just flat out childish.
What happened in Dallas is an absolute tragedy, and although it was an act of retaliation, it was not what BLM wanted/wants or intended. Instead of shedding light into a dark crevice of our society and trying to chip away at that “blue wall of silence”, some asshole decided to open fire on the Dallas Police, thus creating a fictitious matchup of BLM vs. Cops. The thing is that there is no “fight”, there is only injustice that reaches far past the unfortunate events of the last few weeks.
Black Americans are 2.5 times as likely to be shot by police as whites. Now the argument can be made, statistically, that black people commit more crimes, and thus, the first statistic is somewhat justified. 1 in 15 black men are in prison compared to 1 in 106 white men. But to make that argument you have to honestly believe that racial profiling doesn’t exist, and that racism itself does not exist in our collective police force (You would also have to ignore history, previous and current laws aimed at the black population, and social science in general).
Philando Castile had 50 driving citations, 50, in 12 years. By comparison, I have been pulled over 3 times in the last 12 years, and all of those times I was driving a motorcycle like a complete moron. I received 3 warnings, and 0 tickets.
Most of Castile’s citations were thrown out, because they were garbage, because he was indeed pulled over for “driving while black”.
Police are a cross section of the American population. There are good and there are bad. In theory it would be the same as a sample of people from any group or field. So, the unfortunate reveal here is how racist our society still is. White Americans are up in arms about the possibility of losing their gun rights, but black Americans are “thugs” for protesting the fact that they are literally getting murdered without repercussion? Murdered by “good guys with guns”. How does that work? How would that affect your self worth, or your 12 year old sons psyche? Police are supposed to be the “peacekeepers”, individuals to look up to, and without accountability for the bad ones, it is fucking tough to show these people the unconditional respect they 100% deserve. It is analogous to Catholic priests, the first thing that comes to mind is not good. Not good at all.
White people, do fucking better. You are mad at people asking for the same rights you generally take for granted on a daily basis, or never even realized you had? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Racism isn’t going to disappear, but acknowledgment and accountability can help stop the spread.
We are all people, not just under the constitution, God, or anything else, but because that is what we are. A bunch of people floating around on a spinning ball slowly dying like dipshit idiots. Be cool to each other, and speak out when others aren’t.
Fuck Fuck Shit Ass Fuck Bitch Socialist Dickfart Crapass…
Wait, did you say “Socialist”?
The word brings images of starving nations, the notion that hard work is not rewarded, unhappiness, a controlling few…..pretty much what we have right now.
We are not at an extreme, there are no “bread lines”, but our capitalistic society has become such an extreme version of capitalism that a giant chasm now sits where the middle class should be. High end growth has skyrocketed to a point that historically would have already forced those in the lower 90% to revolt. But, because the information sent to the masses comes from the top, we have a complacent lower class voting against their best interests.
So now we have a “man for the people”, a self- proclaimed democratic socialist. Bernie. The attention of his self description seems to sit on the word “socialist”, and that he (incorrectly) wants to “give away” America’s wealth. Now, whether you like Bernie or not is beside the point, the reasons you like or dislike him should be the focus.
There are different levels of socialism, and a democratic socialist still believes in capitalism, albeit on a different level. A democratic socialist is looking for a solid baseline. Healthcare, education, necessities that will allow all of society to be better off now, and in the future. If the worry truly lies in the next generation, and the next generation, then the only way to secure a safe and prosperous country is with education, and fulfilling basic provisions.
If you are worried about giving away money, it’s too late. America is already giving away it’s wealth. We give trillions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations and overspend on private and public military ventures/technology that are never used. The real hideous thing about this is that we spend very little on military personnel, attending to their health needs, but we give Lockheed-Martin and Northrup Gruman billions to further our global military might. When you give private companies the ability to buy public policy, the health and wealth of the country is pocketed and controlled not by the people, but by primarily self-serving corporations seeking a better bottom line.
Lastly, and most importantly, any rich person in America, any successful person in this country owes a portion of their success to the infrastructure and potential provided by what you may call “hand outs”. Tim Cook would not be where he is had he been born in Lima, Peru.
Taxes are a great and necessary way to help a modern civilization progress, but not if they are used to stack 12 billion dollars, in cash, on a pallet, ship it to Iraq and watch it disappear (yes, that really happened).
We have a 2 party system, which is an unfortunate reality, and we have a system that has traditionally taken big bucks to succeed in. Money that can only be raised by candidates making promises that compromise themselves, and the people that support them. Right now something different is going on, and it’s great. The people are speaking with their own money to support a candidate that they feel really will do the “greatest good” for America, as a whole, not just the top.
Our collective voices are so much more meaningful than the singular voice of the Koch brothers, who are promising $700 million to the GOP candidate, indebtting him (I would say “or her”, but let’s be real about the GOP) to big oil for life.
Socialism is not a dirty word, it (or they) is not the enemy. It’s a multi-faceted ideology that offers another viewpoint. And no matter what party you stand with, I think we can all agree that another viewpoint is something we need.