thinking about that person I was talking to who insisted that no matter how bad our current president has turned out to be, it would be SO MUCH WORSE if Hillary Clinton had become president. Because of corruption & emails & Benghazi & Bill.
& I couldn’t even argue with that because I just can’t anymore. I just won’t.
If you’re the kind of person who would rather have chaos & confusion on a daily basis than a functioning government JUST BECAUSE you didn’t like the person for some stupid reason that was drilled into your head for the last 25 years … there is no talking to you.
There’s no talking to a whole bunch of you.
There’s a current talking point, which goes that we are “more divided” than we have ever been & that “we need to start talking to one another” & that “social media” has made the “divisions” in our society worse than ever & yadda yadda yadda. What a load of bollocks.
When has American society NOT been divided? I mean, really? When I was growing up, there was civil rights activity on the TV & then the anti-war demonstrations. Clearly, people were divided bitterly on these issues. In my reading of history, Americans have been divided by important issues many times in the past – remember the Civil War? – going back to the very first Europeans who came here. The Puritans in New England are probably the best example of a society who created divisions simply by their religious intolerance. It can be argued that the human condition is one of divisiveness, because of people’s natural tendency to see their own family & tribe as the very best & others as inferior.
However, this doubling down on “anyone but Hillary” in the face of utter ruin of what was once a nice place to live is really annoying, to say the least. Just like waking up to snow on April 10! Just say you’re wrong already! Just fucking admit it!