America Loves Stupid People

Well the election is over.  And my personal Facebook is just flooded with rage, angst, and the occasional antiauthoritarian rant from this one guy.  Technically, that’s my personal Facebook REGARDLESS of what time of year it is, but today, there’s a theme.  And that theme is Donald Trump winning the election.

The trend continued onward in real life, too.  Everybody at my job was pretty much a zombie.  The most talkative guy I know, a guy I like to talk superheroes with on occasion, was probably the least talkative I’ve seen him.

I spoke to my mom tonight, starting off with “So…  How about that election, huh?”  According to her, one of her coworkers, no joke, came to work in widow weeds.  Another one just erupted into tears and angry shouting.

People are pissed!  People are shocked!  People are horrified!  And all I can say in response is…  Really?  You’re really shocked the stupid one won the election?  REALLY?!

Trust me, readers, I’ve followed politics since at least 2001.  Admittedly, back then, I was loud and proud blue through and through, where as nowadays I’m more teal (Justice Party colors), but regardless of what side of the fence you’re on, there is a lesson that needs to be learned.

I learned this lesson in 2004 when George W. Bush got reelected.  I learned this lesson when people like Parris Hilton and Linsey Lohan dominated the news, and I had to go to places like fucking to find news on the war in Iraq.  I learned this lesson in 2010 when The Tea Party Revolution sweeped in and stole the house of representatives.  And now, I have learned this lesson in 2016.  And what’s that lesson, you ask?  America loves stupid people.

While I’ve made it very clear I was never Hillary Clinton’s biggest fan, that doesn’t mean I liked Donald Trump.  Frankly, I’ve always hated the republicans, where as it took a couple elections to become disenfranchised with the democrats.  Also, it’s Donald fucking Trump!  The man can’t even keep a casino afloat, and I’m supposed to trust him with the white house?  This election ALONE has proven that Donald Trump is, hands down, very tiny pussygripping hands down, a fucking mongoloid.  And yet, he won the election anyway.  And he won the election for that exact reason.

Back in 2004, John Kerry was our man.  To paraphrase a conversation that took place in Max Barry’s novel, Lexicon (great novel, by the way): “John Kerry is intelligent, he’s well-spoken, and that’s exactly why he ended up losing.”  Americans hate smart people.  Hell, have you heard us bitch about Obama?  He’s intelligent, he’s well spoken, and everybody here fucking hated him.  Some people insist it had to do with him being a socialist (which I don’t see at all), or being a tax-and-spend liberal, or even for being black.  But I’ll tell you right now, it’s not any of that.  It’s because Barack Obama is smart.  Okay, maybe the guy isn’t going to build a rocket any time soon, but he clearly graduated from college, and he doesn’t have the vocabulary of a fourth grader like Trump, and he isn’t famous for making up words on the spot like George W. Bush was in his prime.  And all I fucking heard from 2009 onward was how he was an overprivilleged dick who had everything handed to him.

Although, to be fair, I DO live in Kansas, and there aren’t many states redder than red fucking Kansas.Trump is an idiot.  America loves idiots.  Therefore, America loves Trump.  This isn’t algebra, folks.

Also, if you ask me personally, I think that WikiLeaks incident with all those emails really didn’t help Clinton any.  Even if I DID like Clinton (which I fucking don’t), I had a hard time believing she was going to win this election.  In fact, the only thing that really surprised me in the longrun was how unanimous it all ended up being.

So yeah, four to eight years of Trump.  America is going to go through some VERY interesting times.  Should be a riot.  I almost can’t wait.


Clinton Vs Trump: Whoever Wins, We Lose

It’s debate season over in the 2016 election, and frankly, I could not be more uninterested if I tried.  This is literally the single worst election I have ever lived through.  Seriously, even 2012 had the option of giving Obama four more years.  Not to mention the devil I knew wouldn’t fuck up every other thing he tried till 2014, so there was that.

I’m a libertarian for Bernie.  I make no apologies about that.  If being a libertarian who supported Bernie Sanders, then jumped back to the Johnson camp when I didn’t get Bernie Sanders makes me a retard, then sign me up for the next special Olympics.  I don’t agree with socialism, but as a co-worker once told me: “It really tells you how fucked up things are in our glorious capitalist society when a fucking socialist is the only one who’s making any sense.”

The democrats had every opportunity to give the people what they wanted: a charismatic, intelligent, well-spoken man with a lot of good ideas.  But instead, the blue party decided to fuck him over at every turn, and forcefeed their voters more of the same.

I fucking hate Hillary Clinton.  Even as a syckophantic, opinionless, “vote blue no matter who”, “a vote for Nater is a vote for Bush”, loud-and-proud democrat in 2004, I never liked Clinton.  In fact, it amazes me republicans hate her as much as they do: she votes like a republican, and supported a lot of republican friendly agendas like the defense of marriage act, and the war in Iraq.  But hey, I guess it’s a matter of “you ain’t one of us, so fuck you”.

The more I learn about Clinton, the less I want her in charge of this country.  She’s voted in favor of wars and coups, she’s supported very neoconservative-friendly legislation that takes away people’s rights, she’s supported trade agreements that take jobs away from the American people, she’s legendary for using plants in town halls, she’s the least transparent politician preaching the gospel of government transparency I can think of…  But hey, I guess she’s better than Trump, right?  Vote Clinton, or you’re a sexist, misogynistic pig!  Just like Trump!

I’m not a Trump supporter, either, for the record.  Really, what the hell can I say about Trump any other blogger hasn’t already.  The dude’s a cheeto-colored mongoloid who has no business being near that other potium.  The man is so unbelievably incompetent, no wonder the whole “It’s all a work to get Clinton into the white house” conspiracy theory sounds legit.

People are telling me over and over again that this is the most important election ever.  Yeah, uh, no.  I have literally no investment in this election.  I haven’t since June.  No matter who wins this election, America loses.

I have said I supported Garry Johnson, but honestly, even I think the man has no chance in hell.  Not necessarily because he’s third party, and third parties haven’t won a single election in The States since the 1860s, but rather, because the man has proven to be a disaster on the mic.  In his defense, I didn’t know where Aleppo was, either.  In fact, I’m not even sure I’m spelling it right.  Still, you want to be ruler of the free world, you may want to read a fucking geography book every once and a while.

I just want this election to be over with.  I don’t care who wins, I don’t care who gets the majority in congress…  For all I know and care, Jill fucking Stein could win the election.  All I know is I’m done.  Game over.  I quit.

Back to the Libertarians, I guess

I’d always known about libertarianism, but I never really put a whole lot of stock into it until around 2007 or so.  The first time I heard about the libertarian party was in 2004.  I can’t remember the candidate’s name from 2004, but I distinctly remember hearing he got thrown in jail a week before election day.  Supposedly.  I don’t know, I was kind of caught up in voting John Kerry that year.  Oh don’t look at me like that, We wer all stupid when we were young, fresh out of high school, and convinced there were only two choices.  Three if Ross Perot was involved.  God I miss that guy.

I grew rather fond of the philosophy when I read more into it, and even declared myself a libertarian that same year.  Then the tea party came along and ruined it for everybody.

People were telling me that the tea party was a sort of gateway for libertarians to find their way into congress.  It worked for Rand Paul, after all.  Unfortunately, it also saw lunatics like Ted Cruz get the nomination.

I don’t care what anybody says, I’m fucking grateful to god almighty Cruz didn’t win the republican nomination.  I truly believe Cruz would’ve been WORSE than Donald Trump.  I’m not saying I support Donald Trump, or that I like Donald Trump, or even that I’m not convinced that there’s probably a very special place in hell reserved for Donald Trump, but I’m kind of glad the lesser of two psychotic mongoloids won over on the republican side.

People like Ted Cruz, the Koches, Sarah Palin, etc, were all identifying as libertarians, and suddenly, I didn’t feel like I belonged.  I believe in the libertarian cause when it comes to things like gay marriage, the right to own guns, legalizing weed, etc.  I just can’t agree with people when they talk about welfare as “a program designed to breed loyalty to tyrants”.  I’m not proud of the fact I have to collect disability pay, but the way the economy is all over the country, the fact Sam Brownback is thoroughly sodomizing the state of Kansas on a near daily basis, and the fact an alarming amount of people aren’t all that willing to hire blind people (in some cases, it makes sense, but in others…), welfare is literally the only way I can afford to pay my bills.  You’d be amazed how much I spend on a weekly basis just getting to work.

I also couldn’t agree with the tea party in the slightest over things like The Affordable Healthcare Act, better known as Obamacare.  On top of my current situation, I also come from a family that has thoroughly been buttfucked by insurance companies who say they’re going to help you, but then immediately find excuses to not only NOT help you, but jack up your premiums right afterward.

Semi-related note: Handcock is fucking horrible, and if you have an account with them, change it.  You’re better off with literally anyone else.  In fact, you’re better off declaring “fuck it”, and going uninsured for the rest of your life, dealing out $300 a year or whatever the penalty under Obamacare is for going uninsured than ever using Handcock.  You’re literally better off getting “oops insurance” from mafia racketeers than with Handcock.  Trust me on this one, Handcock sucks, and you’re doing yourself a favor by not only avoiding them, but encouraging all your friends and family to do the same.

Okay, back on topic.

2013 was the year I severed my ties with the libertarian party.  I still agree with some of their philosophies, but found that The Justice Party suited me better.  Does this make me a progressive?  Or is a friend of mine right in remarking I’m a “leftbertarian”?  Hell if I know.

Like many people on the left, The Justice Party fell in love with one Bernie Sanders, and rather than run a candidate of their own, they decided to cast their lot with Bernie.  It’s not hard to see why they like him.  Dude’s got charisma out the wazoo.  You’d think it weird that a former libertarian decided to devote his donation dollars to a campaign led by a loud and proud socialist, but here we are.

Really, it speaks VOLUMES of just how fucked up this country is when the only one making any god damn sense in this glorious capitalist society that loves its capitalism is a socialist.  I’m not going to pretend like I know everything about everything, but at the same time, a lot of the things Bernie wants to fix are things I’ve been saying need fixed for years now.  And I’ve realized that minimizing the government to the size of a peanut is only going to result in Corporate America running even MORE hog wild than they already are.

It’s just too bad Bernie has literally no chance of winning right now.  Seriously, it’s the most depressing thing in the world to admit out loud, but it’s looking more and more like Hillary Clinton is getting the nomination.

Hillary VS Trump is like Triple H VS Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania32: nobody wants to see it, neither individual has any likeable qualities, and we’re being forced to choose between these two by the establishment instead of getting the next Daniel Bryan or someone who actually deserves the spotlight like we want.  There’s petitions urging Bernie to run as an independent, but trust me, if Ross Perot couldn’t succeed, I can’t say I’m confident in his chances.  Others are saying he should join The Green Party.  Shit, why don’t you just ask him to drop out of the race?  Last I checked, The Green Party’s motto was “We’ll lose for sure”.

So yeah, the champion of the progressives is on the verge of falling.  I suppose stranger things have happened, and he might win, but for arguement’s sake, let’s say he doesn’t.  Now what?  I’m not voting Hillary.  I’m not voting Trump.  I’m DEFINITELY not voting Bloomberg (assuming he’s even in the race still).  The Justice Party isn’t running a candidate this year (as far as I know anyway), so that’s a moot point.  While I’ve only recently found common ground with Ralph Nader, I still don’t see myself voting for The Green Party.  Especially if Jill Stein is running again.  So who the hell is left?  Near as I can tell, the only option left is Garry Johnson of the libertarians.

Not going to lie, it feels kind of awkward coming back home to the libertarians.  I still don’t agree with their stance on welfare, or the affordable healthcare act…  There’s probably other points we clash on nowadays, but I can’t think of them right now.  This must be what it’s like for the black sheep of the family to come to a family reunion and have to face up to his own idiotic decision making.  At the same time, though, what other option is there.

I suppose I could just flat out not vote, but then I lose my right to complain about the neoconservative warhawk in democrat clothes, or the hatemongering lunatic with stupid hair winning the election.  Anyone who says your vote doesn’t matter is either stupid, or they’re trying to talk you out of voting because they think it’ll give their guy a boost.  Even if you vote third party like I have since 08, you’re still telling the establishment that you’re not interested in the duopoly.

I’m afraid this is the year I have to swallow my pride, and try to mend some bridges I thought I’d burnt years ago.  Never say never indeed, am I right?