And where does that come from? I dont understand. I truly do not. It comes out of bigotry, in part, I d think– white supremacy safeguarding itself in the only method it can, which is by building for itself a temple of lies in which to dwell. (It cant be developed on reality, because if you think white people are somehow supreme, boy howdy do I have some white individuals to prove you wrong.) Obama was a clever person, an intellectual, however he was also a Radical Black Islamic Socialist, wasnt he, so shit, I cant believe him going on and on about these quote-unquote BOOKS hes checked out, about these quote-unquote VACCINES that do not trigger autism, about these quote-unquote HUMAN RIGHTS that he mustve simply made up. And that bigotry likewise originates from individuals who wish to use it, who arent True Believers in the bigoted sense, they feel in ones bones they can point a finger far from themselves. They blame THE CARAVAN or CHINA or BLACK LIVES MATTER or TRANSGENDER BATHROOM ATHLETES while they choose your pocket and stick you with pins, bleeding you and saying, “Oops, wasnt me, wasnt me, it was THEM over there.”
You dont construct new bridges to the individuals that burned the first bridges.
I Lived Through A Stupid Coup. America Is Having One Now.
It has been bled and hobbled. And its not simply the Capitol siege, full of its gaggle of militant dipshits and troll-faced traitors. Thats an injury, too, a drawing chest wound in our democracy that is currently being covered over with a wad of Band-Aids, not even with their adhesive strips exposed– no, its simply a gummy, inelegant heap of them shoved into the hole as triage. Its been the death-by-a-thousand-cuts versus truth and fact and expertise. It didnt start now, it didnt even begin under Trump. It was the GOP under Obama, and it was the GOP under Bush, too, and arguably under Reagan and on and on, backward through time, and its this ceaseless attack on cumulative reality. I was going to state its an attack on our agreed-upon truth, however even there– “agreed-upon” should not even be a thing you need to state. We shouldnt need to concur about truths. Arrangement didnt utilized to be needed. Skys blue, waters damp. Now, you can discover a truth to match your desires– as if the world is a simulation, and all we need to do is dial up our favored Truth, we just require to ask it to inform us what we want to hear. We call upon Alexa and state, Alexa, please inform me that Obama was Kenyan, and there are WMDs in Iraq, and Trump is a manly genius God-King who will rout all the Satanic Pedophiles hanging out at Tom Hanks home. Siri, please validate for me that vaccines are bad, that the coronavirus isnt real, that Jesus was a capitalist with a maker gun. Google, reveal me the UFOs, the recovery comet, the flat earth.
Instead of approaching with some bring-together point, or some manner of thesis, Im just going to put words down in an order. Obama was a smart person, an intellectual, however he was likewise a Radical Black Islamic Socialist, wasnt he, so shit, I cant believe him going on and on about these quote-unquote BOOKS hes read, about these quote-unquote VACCINES that do not trigger autism, about these quote-unquote HUMAN RIGHTS that he shouldve simply made up. And that bigotry also comes from the individuals who want to utilize it, who arent True Believers in the bigoted sense, they just understand they can point a finger away from themselves. Hawleys smug horse face, looking at the video camera instead of the Congresspeople he simply invested hours gathered with– going on about electoral stability, spreading that lie around mighty thick. They offered these people, their deplorables, a wagon train of lies leading to some fake-ass promised land– a selected individuals for a picked reality going to an utopia of weapons and white people and personal liberty and American exceptionalism.
Jesus. I indicate, I didnt understand that when I was writing Wanderers, I was putting this out there. I understand Im not a prognosticator– its never ever the point of science-fiction, to inform the future, however just the same, a white supremacist militia coup of the government driven by a narcissist and using a pandemic as cover, welp. Welp, welp, welp. WELP.
So, instead of approaching with some bring-together point, or some manner of thesis, Im just going to put words down in an order. I do not know if these words will work to you, and even to me. I can hardly assure theyll even make sense.
Theyre not going to do that. Theyve proven that. If it made him a moments entertainment, theyre still out there topping for a male who would gladly push them into a woodchipper. They, with him, incited this. They released this. They offered these people, their deplorables, a wagon train of lies leading to some fake-ass promised land– a chosen individuals for a selected reality going to an utopia of weapons and white individuals and personal liberty and American exceptionalism. So, I dunno. I dunno what we do. Hold them accountable where we can. Need that no one work with them, that if they do, theyre done. Close the door any cultists in our lives. Got ta say no more of this. But I actually do not know. Im uncertain what occurs next. As long as they keep providing their choice of realities, as long as they decline truth and reality, theyre going to continue to push these individuals. Theyre stirred by the lie, driven by injustices that they believe are their concern instead of the truth, which is that theyre the ones who are more equal than equal. This isnt economic stress and anxiety. This is bigotry and madness. And the Republicans still believe they can guide that forest fire. They cant. If last Wednesday wasnt enough, theyll learn that the hard way– as. Worse will come and theyll try to skirt blame then, too. Because thats who they are. Craven, soft-spined lickspittles in service to their God-King, a man who has resembled this given that the beginning, given that 2016, because 2015, since the 90s, because the 80s, always a vapid, lying narcissist whose just love is the spray-tanned naugahyde fuckhead in the mirror. Hes a tumor drawing bloodflow to himself, and they think they can siphon a little for themselves, but they cant. Hell consume them up, too. Because hes a cancer. Which cancer is very advanced, now. BTW, its not like we didnt fucking tell you. Any person with a spit-depth understanding of history and twelve brain cells to bounce together took a look at that man and said, “Yeah, hes cancer.” But you all continued chewing asbestos thinking it was cheese crackers.
If you require some more (and much better) reading than what I put here:.
You dont unify with individuals who attempted to tear you apart.
Then they go on and rather of acknowledging any of it, they cast blame away. They point fingers. They deflect, duck, evade. They do not speak about COVID deaths or individuals who died in the riot. They simply piss and moan about lost Twitter followers, about how its not great to impeach Mister Youre Special And He Loves You President. How attempt you be divisive, and attempt to hold somebody liable for their actions? This, from the celebration of personal obligation. (Also, from the pro-life party, from the celebration of states rights, from the Christian party– all while demonstrating a love of death, a dismissal of states rights, and vices that would make Jesus Christ himself wan na toss fists.) They say, you impeach Trump, youre simply being dissentious. Youll trigger more violence, tut-tut, tsk-tsk. Its a threat. Its an abuser technique. Oh, I know I strike you, however do not tell anyone, or Ill hit you harder next time. They broach desiring unity and recovery? Go fuck yourselves.
They have to own the damage they triggered. That comes from saying sorry, from stating, well, shit, that truly got away from us– ha ha, oops, our fucking bad, by the way, Joe Biden is president and we lied for political gain and inadvertently released a violent insurrection on ourselves. Its leadership they require, someone to step in and say, were going to return to the party of individual duty, and not rely on victims to do our redemption for us.
Because at the end of the day, they didnt save Trump, and that meant they were not “patriots,” and had to go. Hawleys smug horse face, looking at the cam instead of the Congresspeople he just spent hours gathered with– going on about electoral stability, spreading out that lie around mighty thick. Graham was traveling with Trump just today, wasnt he?
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Im an author (er, undoubtedly, are you brand-new here?) and with whatever going on, with the Capitol Siege and Stupid Coup and all of it, I wish to provide voice to it, I wish to discuss it, to understand it, however I have no sense of it. I have no significant words. I have a lot of anger. And its discouraging, being an author, being somebody who would quite like to articulate all of this into something sound, something clarifying, something with a little context to it, but I dont really have it. Its evasive– or perhaps sense and sensibility are cowering in the shadow of anger and stress and anxiety over what this country is experiencing right now.
You cant recover when people keep removing the damn stitches.
( Not YOU all, you all. I know youre not the ones.).
Im truly uncertain what happens now. I hope its alright. However I do not believe it is. I believe they opened the door to something– opened it broad in 2016, widest in 2020, but it had actually been slowly wandering open for a long while prior to that– and now the horror behind that door is out. Snakes out of a bag. Gon na be difficult to get them back into it, maybe. Stay safe, everybody.Love to you for reading. Be excellent. Be watchful, I guess. Care about each other finest as you understand how.
I think this country has been hurt.
Im simply sort of upset? That its like the Twitter protest that simply happened, which is to state, no one showed up. The hazards are big, and its simply as likely that Wednesday was only a trial run.