Surreal is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year because there was a “significant year-over-year increase in lookups” in 2016 than in previous years.
Like many of my liberal brothers and sisters, I’m pretty dazed by the Electorial Colleges final vote yesterday. America is clearly broken.
The forces powering this storm started with the low (and I do mean, “low”) front called Fox News, seeping right wing propaganda into what was once a strong foundation. Then there’s “The Blaze,” “Breitbart”, “James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas” and a basket of media deplorables adding their billionaire-funded, fake-grassroots astroturf lies to the squall.
Meanwhile, in another part of the globe, a bigger, meaner storm rages as Russia sees an opening to extend its reach. Hacking information and funding fake news to feed the authoritarian-loving right-wing, ready and eager to hand democracy over to President Useful Idiot, and cheer their own demise.
As liberals try to prevent our country from suffering too much destruction, conservatives eagerly cultivate hatred, bigotry and division as a tactic for political power. But here’s the thing, conservatives want the American people divided because empowering oligarchy was always the point. They feed the storms of hatred, ignorance, and division so that they can undermine democracy and remake America in their image – as a selfish, divided nation of sociopaths, sycophants and suckers. Open hate usurping “E pluribus unum“, while the rich ride us all to the bank. Greed, it seems, is now the only American value.
Trump says he wants a united country. Forgive us if we liberals don’t buy that load of bull crap. This is a man who followed election night calls to “heal our divisions” with a so-called “Thank You Tour”, reminiscent of Hitler’s Hindenburg rallies, replete with lies, attacks on the press, braggadocio, mockery and chants of “lock her up.” One doesn’t “heal” a nation of 320 million diverse people by installing hatemongering ideologues, white supremacists and science-denying, greed-centered theocrats in positions of power.
If Trump wanted to represent us all, then he should start with getting the hell off of Twitter and act like a President, not an overgrown man-child. He would stop wasting time tweeting about SNL, stop trying to get even with Mitt Romney and stop taking meetings with fellow narcissists like Kanye West. No … Kanye won’t put America back to work making track suits for everyone.
Now that the Republican storm has cut a wide path and divided this nation and achieved its goal of elevating an autocrat to the highest office in the land, the question is “what do we do?”
The answer is the same as if we are peeking out of that storm cellar. We dust ourselves off, pick up the pieces, and get to work.
So, batten down the hatches and don’t lose hope. The only way not to let the Republican storm knock us over again is to gather our own storm and strike back. After all, Nature is the ultimate force and she certainly isn’t shy about balancing things out.
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