*WARNING, LONG OVERDUE RANT*
The year 2016 was a rough one. We lost a lot of phenomenal people, most notably to me was Prince on April 21st. My heart still weighs heavy from that loss. But the biggest loss, however, happened on November 8th, when America lost its mind and voted Donald Trump for president. President of the United States. Not president of some racist, monochromatic, goofball boys club. No, president of the multicultural, multiracial, multi-religious and just plain MULTI United States of America. If you’ve been living in a crater on the moon for the past two years, you may be wondering why I am stressing that point. Well, here you go.
When Donald Trump initially announced his candidacy for president, he STARTED by calling all Mexicans rapists and murderers. If you don’t see anything wrong with that, you’re an asshole. People weren’t really taking him seriously because after all, it’s Trump. His rallies were basically made up of poor blue-collar white people who he galvanized to perfection. He constantly spewed hate, pointing mainly to people of color, immigrants and those of the Muslim faith, and telling his base they were the reason for their lot in life. He even came up with a catchy racist slogan “Make America Great Again”. Which era does he want to restore? Slavery? Holocaust? Internment of Japanese Americans? Lily-White Movement? Jim Crow? Civil Rights Movement? None of these times in history sound “great”.
As time rolls on, Trump continues to reveal what a vile, despicable bigot he is. At one of his rallies, he mocked a disabled reporter, offered to pay the legal fees for a white rally attendee who punched a black man in the face, basically called all people of the Muslim faith terrorists, bragged about how he grabs women by the vagina (though he used the p word on a hot mic that I guess he didn’t know was on, or maybe he did), and followed that up with him saying he just leans in and kisses women whenever he wants and they let him do it because he’s a celebrity. No, you’re a sexual predator. He barked at the African American community for votes by saying “You can’t find jobs, you can’t leave your house without getting shot, you’re poorly educated, you live in poverty, vote for me, what do you got to lose!” And to top that shitty sundae off with a pearl onion, at the LAST POSSIBLE MINUTE Trump decides to publically announce that in fact, President Barack Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen after starting that disgusting birther lie. HEAVY SIGH.
THIS is who 63% of white men and 52% of white women put in the office of the presidency. The fact that he beat out career politicians shows how royally FUCKED UP this country is. Donald Trump was supposed to be the answer to Barack Obama. A handsome, eloquent, intelligent, diplomatic, graceful, compassionate, likable, humorous, cooler than the other side of the pillow specimen of a man who swept us off our feet and engaged us in the most magnificent love affair that has left us sweaty and breathless. A smile as bright as the sun and a walk that rivals Denzel’s, President Obama is the epitome of excellence. Then there’s that other guy. The orange entitled fascist, who has the temperament of a spoiled two year old, a middle school type fixation with Twitter, has the eloquence of a slug and the vocabulary of a second grader. Wait, I shouldn’t insult second graders like that.
There is NO WAY this guy was supposed to win, but he did. And he won against Hilary Clinton who should have been a shoe in for this job. Her fatal flaw, she didn’t galvanize her base. Her campaign was basically “Anti-Trump” but wasn’t FOR anything regarding her base. Yes, we despise him, but like it or not, ol’ Donny boy got us with the okie doke by speaking the language of his base. Whenever you get a chance, watch the “He’s Alive” episode of the Twilight Zone. Keep in mind this episode originally aired in 1963. Check out how it eerily mimics the current political climate. Trump pretty much used this format to win the election. You have to ALMOST give him credit for being sly like a fox. However, that orange box of rocks isn’t that clever. There was a puppet master in the wings and his initials are V.P. Which brings me to my next point. Russia.
Yes, Russia. Seems ol’ Donny boy may have colluded with Russia and got in bed with a foreign adversary to win the United States election. Oh and let’s not forget he never submitted his tax returns like every other presidential candidate did. No, he’s so special that he decided he’s not providing that information. That right there is called white privilege. You can do or not do certain things on the “strength” of your whiteness. It’s so pristine, elite and apparently without fault or flaw, that some white people think they are ironically walking Black American Express cards and can go anywhere and do anything without being questioned. Let’s also bring up the fact that he never served public office, so he unequivocally doesn’t know what he’s doing. Leaving the country in a free fall. The United States was once a super power, now we’re a super joke. A laughing stock around the globe. Other countries have held parades mocking Trump and constantly question WHY the U.S. put this idiot into power. Racism. That’s it. That’s all. No other reason. A lot of racists were SO UPSET that a black man was the president for the last eight years, they figured ANY white man would do to try to sterilize the White House and make it “great” again. As Dr. Phil would say “How’s that working out for you?”
Keep in mind it’s only been seven months, SEVEN MONTHS since he took office and it feels like eight thousand years. Republicans are sitting on their hands, whispering to each other how shocked, disappointed, in awe and taken aback they are by this petulant psychotic child they ushered into office. They refuse to admit they made a mistake. They refuse to speak up on behalf of their constituency. They refuse to put country before party. They bought a rabid dog and now instead of putting it down, they look the other way hoping it will go off and die on its own. Taking no responsibility for putting this country in harm’s way.
Now, with all that has happened in just seven short months, we had to endure yet another tragedy. Two weeks ago white hate groups descended on Charlottesville, VA to hold a cry baby rally because they were taking down a statue of Robert E. Lee. Yeah, that one. The one who was a confederate and lost the Civil War. Neo nazis, klansmen, white nationalists, I lump them into one category, white domestic terrorist hate group. I refuse to use the word supremacist because there is nothing supreme about them. They carried torches, tiki torches mind you like they were in some damn Frankenstein movie. Yelling “Jews will not replace us” and other despicable chants. This was supposed to be a protest, however, they came armed with guns, chains, torches, bats, shields etc. Fully weaponized. And the police pretty much stood by and let them have their way. I don’t have to tell you that if this was a Black Lives Matter rally there would have been militarized police, water cannons, rubber and real bullets, tanks, dogs, bazookas, Gatlin guns, crossbows, the works! But I digress. In the middle of this madness, a cowardly domestic terrorist ran his car into a crowd, running over and killing a young lady who was there counter-protesting the hate. Yeah. What a horrific event. At times of crisis like this, a country looks to its leadership to bring calm to the situation and bring the country together. Well, remember Trump is the president. So what does he do? He blames BOTH sides for the horror, never denouncing the white domestic terrorist hate group, not until two days later when he is forced to do so. And when he does, it’s with all the compassion and empathy of a colonoscopy. He read it like a class clown would read an apology note to a teacher for disrupting the class. What a dark day for this country.
So we have a “president” who has never held public office, is a racist, a sexual predator, didn’t provide his tax returns, possibly colluded with Russia to win the election, has filed bankruptcy multiple times but is supposed to be a great businessman, admitted to not paying taxes, refuses to denounce white hate groups, is thin skinned, has the temperament of a toddler, is petty, narcissistic, disrespectful, unhinged, unfit, unethical, and a self-congratulatory school yard bully who needs constant validation. And this contemptible megalomaniac has access to the nuclear codes.
Well enough is enough. We have suffered seven long months of this atrocity. We have suffered the ridicule, the hatred, the bigotry and the NONSENSE! Republicans keep going on news shows talking about how disappointed they are, how shocked they are, how they can’t comprehend this type of incompetence. But yet they do nothing! When asked point blank what should be done about this creature they let run loose, they just wring their hands, bite their lips, shoulders drooped and eyes glazed over looking exhausted and defeated. STAND UP TO THIS MONSTER! You created it, now it’s time to take away its power. Stop saying it’s time for him to start acting like the president. He’s not going to because his punk ass never wanted to BE president! He figured if a black man could be president, surely he could too! No. It’s time for the Republicans to awaken from their stupor and smack the shit out of ol’ Donny boy, tell him he is no longer welcome here, strip him of the office of the presidency and get some REAL leadership in the White House. It’s time for the school yard to confront the bully!
This is an intensely crucial time for this country and the leadership is failing. However, the people are standing up and fighting back. We are tired of the rhetoric, tired of the hatred, tired of the absence of leadership, tired of the hypocrisy, tired of looking at an unqualified, Twitter obsessed, raging bigot get away with shit that President Obama could NEVER EVER NEVER EVER have been able to get away with. There are people walking around with their stupid ass rose colored post-racial glasses on. If President Obama and ol’ Donny boy have taught us anything, it’s that there is absolutely NOTHING post about the racism that still grips this country by the throat with its talons.
The hoods have come off and so now should the gloves. The bigots have been emboldened by ol’ Donny boy and it’s time to take this country back. We’re no longer waiting for him to be president. We’re no longer waiting for him to become a decent human being. We’re no longer waiting for the punk ass Republicans to do their job and serve the people. He’s shown himself to be a monster. Sometimes the only way to defeat a monster is to BECOME a monster. Let’s rise up, bare our razor sharp teeth, our blood red eyes and our knife life talons. Let’s get up close and personal to him and singe his thin orange skin with our breath of fire and sulfur. Let’s press our leathery lycanthrope snout against the side of his face and let our low guttural growl reverberate in his ear and watch that motherfucker piss his pants as we show him what a REAL monster looks like. Draining the swamp starts with Trump. DRAINING THE SWAMP STARTS WITH TRUMP! DRAINING. THE. SWAMP. STARTS. WITH. MOTHERFUCKING. TRUMP.!!!!!!! That’s how you make America great.