Monday, October 31, 2016

We Cannot Let This Happen!

Here in the United States we are just days away from election day.  On November 8th we will be deciding whether to elect the first female President of these United States (something that is long overdue, since men, with very few exceptions, have been fucking things up since the dawn of the Republic) or are we going to elect a tangerine nightmare of a lunatic with the maturity of a toddler, the ethics of Bernie Madoff, and is, at best, a racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic, pathetic excuse of a man and is, at worst, a racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic, pathetic excuse of a man who is also a sexual predator who would rather destabilize the very foundation of our democracy than concede he lost the election.  In short, it is a choice between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.  People around the world are looking in at my country and wondering if we are all either a.) insane; b.) trying to pull off the biggest prank on the global community that has ever been attempted; c.) trying to bring on a nuclear war; d.) we are gluttons for punishment and are determined to bring the rest of the world with us as we speed down a Slip N Slide that is going straight to hell; or e.) all of the above.

I would like to attempt to reassure the global community that we, the sane citizens of the United States of America, are doing everything in our power to elect Hillary Clinton as our President.  We know the stakes of this election are as high as they have ever been, both for the global community, who would have to be on constant alert that a President Trump (dear Christ, please don't allow that to become reality!) would get pissed off over a tweet and immediately want to take us to nuclear war, and for the United States herself who would see, by his own omission, the destruction of everything we know our democracy, freedoms and our country to be.  We realize the immense gravity of the situation and are not taking it lightly.  As of today's national ABC news polling data, Hillary Clinton has a 12 point lead over Trump.  This is great news, but I assure you that no one is getting overly confident. Anything can happy on election day.

For me, defeating Donald Trump is personal.  This is a man, and I use that word implying the loosest definition imaginable who has bragged about sexually assaulting women, explaining he can get away with "grabbing them [women] by the pussy" simply because he's a celebrity.  He objectifies, demeans, insults, and forces himself on women because it is fun for him.  Anyone that will brag about sexually assaulting women and then try to pass it off as "locker room talk" is, to me, a complete scumbag who is not only a waste of space on this planet, but a waste of oxygen.  He certainly isn't someone who deserve to be President of the United States.  That's right, Trump, you are an asshole who is a waste of space and oxygen!  Are you going to sue me now?  If so, bring it on!  You would have to prove in court that you are not a scumbag, asshole, waste of space and oxygen, so good luck with that.

Trump's choice in Vice President is also a disaster.  Mike Pence is a man who is so anti-abortion that he will force women in the state of Indiana to collect the matter that a woman's body expels during a miscarriage and have a damn funeral for it.  If you don't you face prosecution and up to 11 years in prison. Pence alone will set women's rights back 50 years. This is a man who is also in favor of conversion therapy to try and use electric shocks to "cure" the LGBT community of the disease of homosexuality. This is a barbaric practice that 1.) doesn't work, because there is no disease, and 2.) is something that would constitute cruel and unusual punishment.  He is as despicable as Trump himself!

The other completely disqualifying thing to me is Trump's treatment of Muslim Americans and Syrian refugees.  To insinuate, and flat out say, that all Muslims are terrorists is not only completely wrong, it is a truly despicable generalization.  Trump proposed a ban on all Muslims from entering the United States until we "get this thing figured out." What the fuck?! This country was founded on the basis of religious freedom, not, as some on the right say, Christianity!  We were founded by those who wanted the freedom to practice their religion without threat of persecution by the government.

Trump's rhetoric and rise to power among his followers is frighteningly reminiscent of Hitler's rise to power in Germany.  It is appalling,  despicable and terrifying.  He is endorsed by the KKK, Neo-Nazi groups, White Nationalists and the list goes on.  All of this country's most deplorable hate groups are falling in line behind Donald Trump and we cannot allow this to happen in our country and we cannot allow this to happen to the global community.  Under a Trump/Pence administration it would be open season on everyone who is not like them.  The LGBTQ community: Gone! Muslim Americans: Gone!  Refugees: Gone!  Everything that makes the United States of America what it is today: Gone!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

28 Days Left until Election Day 2016 (Also known as The Countdown to Either a Great Day in Our History or the End of the World as We Know It)

If you live outside of the United States, and are paying any attention to our Presidential election campaigns, you may be thinking, "What the fuck is wrong with them over there?" or "They aren't really going to elect Donald Trump, are they?"  You may be looking in on us and feel terrified that Donald Trump, an intentionally tangerine colored man with an IQ lower than that of an amoeba, may be close to having the nuclear codes. You may listen to Trump and think, "Wow! He can't tell the truth to save his soul.  He can't take any kind of criticism. He acts like a toddler throwing a temper tantrum from hell.  He brags about the ways in which he sexually assaults women.  He conveniently has a selective memory when it comes to his own words or actions even when there is documentation that he said/did these things. Dear God, those crazy Americans can't be that crazy!"

I would like to assure anyone who is reading this that we, the Americans who know that a Donald Trump presidency would be tantamount to setting off every single nuclear weapon the USA has in its arsenal all at the same time,  are working very hard to make sure he is not elected.  We know he is not qualified to have a paper route, let alone to be our President.  We know he is erratic at best, and at worst a toddler who has lost his mind while having a temper tantrum that has turned him into a complete fucking maniac and is now in desperate need of a time out/a nap/a pacifier/a lobotomy (please take your pick).   We know that he has brought out the very worst of the American populous. We, unfortunately, see them become more emboldened each day.  We agree with Secretary Clinton when she said that this despicable fringe element of our society belong in a basket of deplorables. These people that she was talking about are known here as the "alt-right" and are the racists, Islamophobics, xenophobics, homophobics, transphobics and the ultra religious right who wants women's rights to go back to the 1950s. They are just about every group that makes up the Southern Poverty Law Center's HateWatch Map.  These are the "deplorables" that she was speaking about.

The majority of Americans are inclusive, welcoming, and are generally good human beings.  We don't want Trump.  We don't want his wall.  We don't think the way he does.  We don't want to ban Muslims from entering the United States.  We don't think that describing in detail how he sexually assaulted women is simply "locker room banter."  We don't want to shove our beliefs down your throat. We want to help refugees.  We want to get along with other nations because we know that we are all in this together.  We don't want this pathetic excuse of a man to speak for this nation and we are doing everything we legally can to make sure we elect Secretary Clinton.  If we should lose in this election, if god forbid Donald Trump is elected, please be understanding, kind and welcoming to us, because a great many of us may be moving to places you live, like Canada, Ireland, and any other nation with a fairly easy immigration policy, rather than living under a Trump dictatorship.