These days, every national celebration comes with a warning label. High Threat Alert. High Security Area.
But we don’t want to give into the fear mongering, so we go out and celebrate anyway.
But fear has never looked as real as it does right now.
In the name of Donald J. Drumpf.
There is a part of me that keeps waiting for him to turn around and shout “Punk’d!” But after the past few weeks of elections, the chance of Ol’ Drumpf pulling a prank on us is looking very bleak, and the fear is getting very real.
Not the fear of him winning. I’m still holding on to my faith in humanity.
It’s the fear that one of the leading nations of the world is encouraging bigots and racists to come out of the woodworks. Fear that people, who up until recently were considered an embarrassing little speck, are casting the leading vote.
I meet racists, sexists, bigots and/ or homophobes more often than I’d like to. But, even when they firmly stand by their opinions, they know they’re up against it. I’d like to believe that a little time and a little life will help them see the light.
But, there it is. The premonition. The two steps backwards. A bullshitting orange that’s giving their darkest thoughts a very annoying drawl.
He wants to build a wall to keep out certain people.
He wants to register and track a specific group of people.
He wants to repeal marriage equality.
He thinks rape in the military is expected.
He thinks climate change is a hoax.
Are you fucking kidding me?
I’m not even.
Drumpf’s supporters are not idiots, they’re just over it – like we all are – and they see him as the harsh change we all believe we need. All they need is a little tender loving nudge. A little hope. A little beacon of light. Or a couple of big ones (beacons of light, that is).
Like from these guys. Listen to these Drumpf Busters for a minute and share the post, please. They’re not political analysts, they’re comedians. They’re like you and me, but with quicker wit and funnier bones.
The very perceptive John Oliver.
The inimitable Louis C.K.
Thank you, and IDK NOT TRUMP THO 2016.