In medieval times, only the jester was allowed to speak truth to the king. And since we can’t count on the rest of our government for checks and balances –
Humor, satire, and mockery are what will save us.
He has an ego as big as all outdoors, a skin as thin as the finest French tissue paper, and the easily bruised feelings of a junior-high girl. No offense meant to junior-high girls.
No one else is brave enough to say that the emperor has no clothes.
Just my .02.
I’ve been scratching my head for about a week now wondering where is the explosion of outrage against a candidate who promised them the moon, sun, and stars.
Thoughtful voters who believed they were backing a candidate of integrity, who’s not “just another career politician,” should be livid about this.
Guess what? They’re not. They don’t give a fat rat’s ass. So what are they getting for their loyalty?
Cover. They get cover for their once-again legitimized bigotry, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia. Nothing else matters to them, apparently – they just want agency to insult and demean people not like themselves.
They never ever believed he’ll deliver what he promised. They don’t give two shits if he does. They got what they crave: permission to be assholes.
Courtesy of my friend Melissa.
“In a moment of exhaustion and despair last night, I wrote this on my Facebook page: “If you voted for Trump, unfriend me now. And fuck you.”
I regretted posting that – it was the wrong thing to say – and changed it after a couple friends spoke reason to me. I also had a few Trump-supporting friends express shock and outrage that I would say such a thing.
People who voted for Donald Trump were offended.
“People telling us to calm down don’t understand why we’re worked up.
But the reason we’re worked up is because we woke up in a country that openly endorsed bigotry. Lots of our fellow citizens are soon going to be less free. In the United States. In 2016.”
“We all like to be liked. In the past I’ve had the gentle conversations because I wanted the other person to like me at the end, to respect me. Which meant allowing them to walk away feeling good about it.
But this is a copout.
There is no reason for Trump supporters to care. Unless we make their ignorance uncomfortable.”