Last year I posted something on Facebook. It turned out that Harris pretty much sunk her own boat, not because of her race, but one statement about race to Joe Biden, a policy, a statement which was later debunked. From then on, she was always on the defense. I cannot say if it hurt the Democrats very much; no one talks about her now. But our choices of candidates should be based on the character we see and hear, the work they’ve done. Never on preconceived ideas of race or gender. Some still do. Well those in the Republican party want you to be biased. They sit and read and watch Fox News and they’re told that white people are under siege by every other race, and in the end, it scares the hell out of people. The lies and propaganda only get ramped up from here. This is because they’re insecure and the whole party has been caught dirty. The way they fight that is manipulating the news you get. The people you hear make no sense; there’s no way to make the whoppers they tell believable without emotional manipulation. They’re playing us.
In the year since this day in 2019, I’ve heard and read more ugliness, and now in our own Senate, we have a president on trial by men who have already said out loud that they have no intention of being fair and impartial. They’re hiding some really deep shit, stuff none of them ever want to be seen by the light of day, and that should piss you off. Because it’s not their country hanging in the wind, it’s yours and mine, and that means every day for the rest of our lives, we reap whatever they sow. Sure, there’s still an election coming up. Sure, we’ll get our say. But first, consider this: it’s not known how many voters have been electronically kicked off the registered voter’s lists. It’s a shitload, so you need to make sure you aren’t one of them. What the government is doing is illegal. The power play continues, but we can stop it. They just don’t want us to; their bullshit is desperation.
Prejudice and racism are part of what the Trump administration does, but graft, theft, money laundering, gutting important government agencies, reversing environmental policies, spitting on every allied nation we have, and much more, are well entrenched, and doing more damage every day. Dystopian horrors loom, and who among the Republicans will stand up to that? Well of course, you already know.
I saw Bill Nye attempting to be reasonable and explain the really basic facts concerning climate change. When Tucker Carlson kept interrupting him to say “you won’t answer the question”, Nye produced his cell phone and said, “Six seconds. That’s how long it takes for you to interrupt me, and sometimes less.”
Preconceived ideas about climate change: Carlson sort of admitted it was real, but clung to that conservative lie that it’s not caused, or accelerated by, human activity. The reason that’s key to Republicans is obvious. They cannot go against the orders of their masters, the men behind corrupt, illegal corporate megalopolies.
Democrats have their own problems to straighten out, but these are minor, policy differences which can and must be overcome before the next few months. Here’s the simplest way to work out who you’re going to vote for: you want your grand kids to live a daily nightmare?
Or would you rather they have their share of problems, but still be free, have healthcare, and jobs, and everything the Trump and Republican parties are systemically fucking them out of right now?
I say they underestimated us. And they always will. We’re not living under jackbooted goons, we’re the United States of America. And we all will always do battle with all enemies, foreign and domestic, who threaten this country.
One year ago I wrote this. I didn’t see what was next…
Oh. Now Kamala Harris is under it, accused of ineligibility for the presidency because she’s not a natural citizen. Put your guns down, assholes. This crap again? And her chance of winning isn’t that great to begin with, and you’re doing this? Shut yer traps. Bigotry isn’t as fashionable as you think it is. We have YouTube, assholes. We see everything you do. And guess what?
Yeah, it turns out that you look really stupid and evil with your Nazi salutes, your taunts to Native Americans, and all that bullshit. But here’s the thing. You blew it so badly that next year, you’re going see how many people hate everything you do. So. She’s not qualified?
That guy who plays Victor on the Young And The Restless? Still around. But he was never qualified for the show. Know why? And it’s not because he’s British, either. Oh, no, you know better than that. British actors are in. Always were. Give up?
He once guest starred as a werewolf on an especially dreadful episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Really. And Kolchak killed him by melting down stolen silver buttons off the cruise ship Captain’s uniform and somehow finding a mold to use to pour into the proper size caliber of bullet. But it was 70’s TV and we looked past it. Besides, actor Darren McGavin would return to supernatural TV in an episode of the X-Files, a particularly scary episode that creeped even me out. It took place during a hurricane.
There have been several films titled “Hurricane” through the years. One starred Frank Sutton as an idiot who lost his wife by throwing a hurricane party. But he was improbable in that role because this was just after his days as Sergeant Carter on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and that should have been it, right?
Typecasting is real. It hurts. Christian Bale broke his Dark Knight image by playing Dick Cheney, and I tell you, it’ll blow you away. So take your prejudiced bullshit and pound sand. You don’t know who’s qualified to do what, and you’re gonna listen to Rush Limpbaugh (the guy who got caught with illegal prescription meds, including Viagra, which he used to bed his maid or some shit, I don’t remember so don’t quote me). And Fox news and what have you. And you’re gonna hate everyone except the guy who’s chaotic and evil vindictiveness is in the process of taking your country, as you have known it, and crushing it under the heel of a jackboot.
So you think you’re qualified to determine who’s qualified. But you base the first prerequisite on race.