Randy is going to hate this post. Hate it.
Here’s the thing, I have to do this.
We’re in the shit of it, you guys. I don’t have to tell you that bad shit is happening. We all know Heather Heyer’s name. We know that in 2017 an American citizen was killed by a Nazi. We know that, from the president’s own words, that he sides with white supremacists. This does not surprise me at all. He told us who he was during the campaign. Why didn’t we listen?
Although, it is becoming obvious that the election was stolen, so maybe we did listen, and got fucked anyway. Now we have Nazis in the White House. It sounds like a plot from a bad movie. Like Zombeavers.
If you are in the US, then I implore you to call your senators and ask them what they are going to do about the white supremacist in the White House. Demand that they denounce 45 and impeach him. Call this number and talk to your senators. 202-224-3121.
We have to keep the pressure on. We have to scream and yell and march and demand that our government protect our democracy.
This is not good.
I know how a narcissist behaves when they are backed into a corner. They will lash out with everything they have. In less than a week, Trump goaded a crazy man with nuclear weapons, endangering the goddamn world. He had hissy fits on Twitter, while ignoring, for days, the domestic terrorism that occurred in Virginia. When he did acknowledge the terrorism, he winked at the alt-right, letting them know that he’s got their back.
He will do anything to keep his narcissistic supply coming. He will do anything to protect his lies. The more he is exposed, the more he is cornered, the worse this will get. This isn’t a “maybe”, I assure you. I have seen this behavior. I lived this behavior. My dad didn’t have access to the nuclear codes, but if he had? I have no doubt that under the right circumstances, he would have used them. When my father was cornered, the meltdown was incredible and his only goal would be to win whatever battle he was in. Consequences were meaningless.
Charlottesville won’t be the last place we see violence. That cat is out of the bag. It’s been out of the bag. Even if he was impeached and removed from office tomorrow, that ball is rolling. We will see more violence.
He won’t be impeached and removed tomorrow. He will facilitate this violence. He will continue to unravel and become more dangerous.
Oh, and if you still support Trump? You can fuck right off.
Randy is really going to hate that line.
In this situation, we have to choose a side. There is no negotiating with people who are willing to kill other humans for not being white. Or for whatever reason they are frothing at the mouth. There is no middle ground. Trump openly supports these people.
The fight isn’t coming. It is here.
Please, call your elected officials. Howl and scream and yell. They work for us and we need to hold them accountable.
Contribute to organizations that help people. Donate to political campaigns of candidates who want to work for the people. All of us.
Attend rallies if you can. I know it’s scary. But we can’t hide from this. Hiding is no longer an option.
I hope this passes us by and becomes a black little footnote in history.
I hope this doesn’t get as bad as it can get.
What suggestions do you have? What can we do to help?
I really do love you guys.
For the record, I totally understand why Randy discourages posts like this. People are tired of politics all the time. It’s polarizing to take a stand. Especially when you tell people to fuck off. But I have a voice and it is my obligation to use it. If I alienate some people, so be it. If I inspire a few people to make some calls or get involved then it is worth it. I had to post this because posting anything else makes me feel like I am dancing on the grave of the world and I can’t live with that feeling.
And I was right, I told Randy about this and he hates it. I gave him a pass. He doesn’t have to read it or edit it or find me a picture (those are his normal jobs). So, if this is a little more rambly than usual, you know why.
EDITED TO ADD: I need to clarify based on some comments I’ve seen on Facebook. Randy doesn’t hate this post because he disagrees with the contents. He and I are of the same mind when it comes to the president and his bigotry. His point is that my blog isn’t a political one and that I stray from my platform when I write about political issues. He is also concerned about people attacking me (digitally, not physically) because he loves me and doesn’t want to see me hurt. Ultimately, however, he understands that the choice is mine to make.