Pictured: The state of US political discourse, circa 2016-2021 (colorized).
Two things that are currently annoying me about American politics right now
Firstly, yes, a lot of people are abandoning Trump and turning against him, whether it be citizens or public figures, and yes that is great, but it also isn’t. Think about everything that has happened in these past 4 years, every single tiny little thing. They stood by and accepted all of that, they supported all of that, and the final straw was a patriotic sabotage? Not the countless lives taken, women sexually assaulted, the increase of violent racism and literally everything else? None of that mattered but the “attack on America” was just crossing the line? Like i said, it’s great people are finally accepting he’s a shitty person and a shitty leader, but that doesn’t excuse 4 years of support and silence.
The other thing, that is quite linked, is when they are turning their back on him. Everyone had 4 years to put a stop to this, everyone had 4 years to stop deaths and severe injuries, everyone had 4 years to respect one another and care for one another, but when do they do it? At the very end when they virtually have no choice BUT to give up. Do you wanna know what counts? Admitting your party leader and what is essentially your boss is shitty and not what your country needs when there is time left to rectify that. Wanna know what doesn’t matter? When he’s being kicked out in a few days anyway, you’ll be under opposing jurisdiction anyway, when all the damage that can be caused has been, and when you’re being forced under a position of submitting and conforming otherwise you look like an asshole to the new party in control, you’re an asshole to the people, and its old leader and followers can’t do much for you anyway.
To me, people who have gave up on Trump in January mean jack shit. I say this as a victim of abuse and horrid conditions. Them revoking themselves of Trump means shit when it was gonna happen anyway. And to his family and close friends/followers that are scared of all they are losing? Like power, money, homes? It fucking disgusts me. What about all the black and hispanic people that lost their lives? What about the people that lost families? Children? Family heirlooms of relatives long gone? Jobs? Their sense of selves? Their sense of safety? What about the people that lost shit that mattered and had so much taken from them under Republican dictatorship? And you’re worried that you’re losing a couple million dollars? You’re worried you’re losing followers online? You’re worried you’re losing career oppurtunities, friends, and your home because you’re scared of being attacked due to your actions and words of abuse over the last 4 years that you willingly and repeatedly did/caused? It is fucking disgusting.
I’ll say it again, people giving up on Trump now means jack shit. And their fears are justification for 4 years of lack of action, and is also entirely superficial and meaningless compared to the true losses people have experienced. I hope people move on, but i hope they never forget, never justify, and never allow this again. An eventual process doesn’t rectify these past 4 years.
lol one of my friends sent me a picture of the guy taking off his mask to sneeze in congress they know just what riles me up
I can’t believe that bastard won this morning,
It’s the kind of night for vodka and forties!
And we’re mixing our drinks stiff tonight!
And we’re mixing our drinks stiff tonight!
“We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country. This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election,” Pelosi said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
When you run this ad after the $600 checks have already gone out and tell people this will happen after you take the Senate, you don’t get to act surprised when they come to believe that you are going to send them a check in the amount of $2000.
Every time I hear about Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo, my mind immediately goes:
“It was the Impeachment, part 2!”
“Nancy Pelosi, you’re impeaching Trump…for a second time!”
“House Democrats sign on for impeachment again!”
I’m starting to assume if something weird is happening in SPNland, then something’s going on in American politics too…
That’s how it’s worked so far, right?
Note to Americans: If you haven’t set up a direct deposit to your bank, this round of stimulus “checks” is actually going to be a debit card issued by the Dept of Agriculture in Nebraska.
I very nearly cut mine up because I thought it was junk mail.
Last week I saw events unfold in front of me, no, not in person only on the TV
And what I’d seen surprised me, in the Capital building in a city known as Washington DC flocked marchers and demonstrates and everyone in between
Some people curious others were furious, the 24/7 news cycle if not cut off for a waking moment can leave you livid and delirious
At the protests some felt downright mad,…
Ok, I get and 1000% support where Pelosi was coming from with her speech against the Nazi fucker wearing the “Camp Aus******” hoodie during the attack on the US Capitol last week. BUT, because she called him a “punk” and in the interest of combatting false narratives and the blame game that often results from mislabeling like this, I just need to point out that this man was NOT a punk. The Punk subculture movement has spent a lot of time purging and denouncing anti-semitic and Fascist ideologies, and they don’t deserve to get their efforts dismissed by being associated with this insurrectionist.
Let us be clear, this man is a NAZI.
Not a punk. A NAZI.
That’s the name for people who believe the things he clearly believes. That’s what they are called. This isn’t a fucking Voldemort thing. CALL THEM BY THEIR TRUE NAMES LIKE YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE 4 YEARS AGO WHEN WE WARNED YOU ABOUT THEM.
Nazis. They are very real. They are very here. And they are very VERY dangerous.
And for those who want to argue about the complex and international history of Punk ideology, I’m really not in mood as that’s really not the point of this post, but here is a bit from the Punk Subculture wikipedia you can go discourse about in your own posts if you feel so inclined.
This post however is about the importance of calling Nazis by that name, because no other label is appropriate to describe people who support an ideology of white supremacy and worldwide genocide.
They are Nazis.
People still ask me why I don’t trust the Democratic Party.
Let’s have quick moment of thanks and gratitude that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib made it out the riot undetected by the insurrectionists, especially when some of these women had to make the choice not to stay in safe spaces because of the presence of other members of Congress who refused to wear masks (during a riot!!) and sympathized with the mob. Imagine having to make that choice, whether to hide from a mob that wants you dead in a locked room with people who sympathize with that mob and don’t care for your safety, or to try to find your own safe space and potentially face that mob yourself.
Let’s be 100% clear: if those white supremacists had seen these women, they would have died. They would have been murdered just like that police officer was: brutally and without mercy.