To the four people who actually read my posts (love you mom) I want to apologize for my hiatus. I wish I could say that I was off doing something to benefit the world. Sadly, I just got REALLY caught up playing Pokemon Go. I know, I know. Super nerdy and embarrassing. Somehow catching those little digital shits really took over most of what little free time I have. The fad died early for some. However, for some reason no matter how many people told me the game was a waste of time and was detrimental to my social status, I still kept playing. There was something gratifying about going against the norm that really resonated with me. In the game I was able to have full control of my character and make decisions that I thought were best for me. Escaping a world of powerlessness and engulfing yourself in a world where your power is absolute is an indescribable rush.
And speaking of lack of control, wastes of time, ignoring friend’s pleas to see the bigger picture, and things that have run their course…
Did you know we recently had an election (And the segue of the year award goes to…)? Man oh man! This has been an absolute shit show. We have REALLY seen the worst of people over the last year. I mean between fake news being posted and reported by the media, Russians allegedly playing a role in ensuring their pick as president, and the millions of people who are soon to be without healthcare, I’d say this constitutes as an official dumpster fire. It’s almost as if democracy is some sort of fallacy put in place to give those governed the illusion that they control what happens in their lives.
I mean of course we have control over our daily actions. Do drug or don’t. Go to class or don’t. Quit your job you hate or don’t. But what about the major decisions…like who has control over the button that can end civilization? Whether or not women have access to birth control to thwart unwanted pregnancy (and please don’t give me that “don’t have sex then” bullshit)? Whether your school in the hood gives its students the same opportunity to learn as they do in middle class suburbia? Whether your government will be able to afford to pay you social security after working in the system for 50 fucking years (spoiler…they won’t). Do you really think that your silly election of bureaucratic, lobby-endorsed, wastes of taxpayer dollars is going to change your community? Sadly, history has proven that that’s not going to be your savior. The Trump campaign recognized a desparate need for this country’s to make changes in the political climate and capitalized on it.
Anyone who’s read this blog (yeah all four of you) knows that between the 2 choices there, in my opinion, was no right answer. We could either vote for the black vote pandering, email distributing, symbol of the status quo or we could vote for the pussy grabbing, foul mouthed, abortion of democracy that promised to shake things up and “drain the swamp” of all of the career politicians and liars that have found their way into positions of power in this country. I’m not going to give you some heartfelt liberal bullshit about caring about your fellow man because it’s not my responsibility to teach you how to give a fuck about other people. All I’ll say is that I understand your rationale for wanting to vote for Trump. But…
Ya played yourself. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. He hasn’t even been put in the office yet and he’s already going back on most of his major campaign promises. He’s going to lock up Hillary? Yeah…good luck since the FBI has spent a shit ton of your money and come up with nothing they’re going to charge her with. He’s going to build a wall to keep all the murdering and raping Mexicans out and they’re going to pay for it? Oops. He meant he’s going to raise your taxes to build a wall and they’re going to pay us back (Mexico’s government has said MULTIPLE times that we can go fuck ourselves). Luckily, he’s dismantling the affordable care act, though (or obamacare if you want to be a dick about it) and replacing it with something fucking YUGE and waaaaayyyyy better than what’s in place currently. I’m not going to say he’s wrong yet. I’m just gonna say that if he doesn’t follow through and create something better after repealing the affordable care act, then thousands of people are going to die and that blood is, at least in part, on his tiny hands.
I begrudgingly voted for Hillary. I think trump is a hot head who’s accomplishments are embellished and is going to be a diplomatic nightmare for this country. He is now the face of our franchise. When people think of America he is going to be the first name that comes to mind for generations after he is out of the office. I’m not going to be “that guy” and wish death on him and hope that he fails because that goes against my best interest. If he fails, then it’ll fuck us all. I want him to succeed.I want him to be a role model. I want him to be the start of a political revolution in this country. I want him to prove me wrong. But he won’t. He’ll do what politicians do best: lie to get elected, serve his own personal interests, and protect the special interests groups that supported him on his path to the top.
All I’ll say is that I hope he takes the office more seriously than his track record and run of success seems to indicate and that his pussy grabbing exploits don’t become yet another black eye for the American populous. There’s only so many more that we’re willing to take before we start dumping tea Into Boston Harbor again.
So I’ll leave this post with a plea to Trump on the eve of his inauguration: prove me wrong. Prove that you’re above attacking a handicapped person who disagrees with you. Prove to me that you give a shit about people who aren’t lucky enough to live in your tax bracket. Prove to me that you value women beyond the scope of their physical attractiveness. Prove to me that you take the job seriously and will not treat it like another reality tv show. Consider me to be your greatest critic because i will say as plainly and as clear as possible that I do not think that you are worthy of the office to which you were elected. However, if you prove me wrong, I will happily retract all of the negative prognostications I’ve made about you. You talk a great game and you’re one hell of a salesman. But in the words of the wise and powerful negro poet DMX, “talk is cheap mother fucker”. Time to back up those words and make America great again for some and for the first time for many.
Out of retirement
and hoping someone pays me for this shit,
The Millennial Falcon