I’m going to take a minute to talk about politics because, what the hell, right?
Donald Trump strikes me as an unseemly amalgamate of entertainer and megalomaniacal maniac. He’s like a carnival barker selling his own personal freakshow of fear and hatred, and the fact that anyone can look at his smarmy face while he spouts that drivel and not feel revulsion is chilling to say the least. If he gets elected it’ll set a precedent of progressively more bizarre and sideways thinking like minded asshats who are more in it for ratings than any sort of political or societal progress. I’m not entirely convinced he’s not in it as some sort of weird piece of performance art that’s a setup for a new terrible reality show. If he gets elected there is pretty much no way he won’t say the words “I’m hired” at the inauguration, then everyone viewing at the event or via media with half a brain will simultaneously vomit and break some sort of world record for most people puking their guts out in unison.
His personal brand is that of enticing fear, that’s his whole ticket, his whole chance at getting elected. If we as a society chose to fall for this stupidly obvious ruse, then I hate to say it, but we have whatever outlandish series of presidents to follow coming. I’ve heard the more paranoid among us suggest the idea of him started global conflicts with his hostile rhetoric, but I think it’ll be more subtle than that. He’ll be in a position of power yes, but we’d still have two thirds of the government not functioning on the level of a particularly sadistic thirteen year old boy, so I’m hoping that’ll be enough to prevent the world from sinking into a mire of war. He will however do everything in his power to, well, stay in power. I’ve heard him referred to as “the last president” and that is also severely troubling. His ideals are probably not even his own, simply borrowed from the more paranoid and afraid among us, those seething with hatred and ignorance. He is a reflection of how far gone we are as a nation, where we would give this icon of racism, sexism, and homophobia the soggiest of snowball’s chance in the hottest of hells of becoming the most powerful man in the world.
So if at all possible you need to vote this election season, the only thing that’s going to prevent the trumpocaust is all rational people throwing their hats in the ring of “enough is enough” and sending this guy packing. I don’t care if you don’t believe your vote would be enough to sway the grinding machine of politics, I don’t care if you particularly like either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton. I say again: Donald Trump is IN NO WAY a politician, he is the black heart of humanity itself run amuck. He is our darkest fears and most misguided loathings personified.