The original title of this post was going to be: Thanks A Lot, Shitheads
I’m trying to stay positive and hope for the best, though. I’m trying to remember that I have kids and I need to set a good example for them. Going off the rails right now would not be good for anyone.
I’M. FUCKING. PISSED. OFF! There is no silver lining. No happier days on the horizon. The people that thought this was a good idea are selfish, delusional pissants who think that they have been left behind. Well, guess what? You left yourselves behind. You didn’t want to be a part of the system when your team lost 8 years ago. You alienated yourselves. The American dream is there for the taking and if you are going to be lazy, whining complainers who wait for a demagogue to promise the world, then you get what’s coming to you. You get nothing. You’ve been lied to. I can’t fathom how a nation of nearly 320 million people sees only 125 million of them being bothered to participate in their own democracy, and less than half of them picking the winner. That’s less than 20% of the total population, and I’m not even that good at math.
I’m going to keep an open mind, and I’m going to offer some words of hope in the form of two quotes:
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.
Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “The world’s a fine place and worth fighting for.” I agree with the second part.
I also made a playlist: