Fake America Out Again
February 16, 2017
During the one-hundred days since the election we’ve been treated to drama more appropriate for YouTube fanfiction than legitimate news. But, legitimate lacks theater and, besides, the angriest voters won – so they get to tell the story. Or do they?
The stories we’re hearing are mostly from angry people saying and doing angry things. So, in the most general sense, the vote has set a tone. But, the narratives feature only the wealthy or the politically insane. (Yeah, I know, not an uncommon paring.) So, the point of view doesn’t really include the angry white middle-class male perspective that put Trump in power.
But never fear (yeah, right), what Trump promoters lack in diversity, they more than make up for with target inclusion. Hell, they’re angry with nearly everything – with liberals, with the majority that voted against them, with the media, with the intelligence community, with the young and old, with department stores, with the climate, even with each other.
The only thing they aren’t angry with is Russia. I assume there is some tans-logical reason for this, perhaps romance. Who can tell what’s in Trump’s heart? Or even if he has one?
So, while those Trump voters don’t really get a voice, they do get a choice – of Trump approved outrage. And the outrageous volume guaranties that, pretty much, anyone can find something they don’t like. The Donald offers us an all you can eat anger buffet – select what you want, just ignore everything else – all at those famous Trump prices.
I, for one, intend to load up on that “angry with each other” item. It sounds tasty, and when things get ugly – what could be more entertaining than Trump supporter on Trump supporter ass-kicking.
The republic needs to step away from the Trump buffet and exercise some, free thought. Maybe, walk with the different – grab a street taco. There could be a truck on every corner.
(I think my writing has become less lucid – probably consuming too much Trump narrative. I’d apologize, but seem to have forgotten how. A Trump exposure symptom? Or just hungry? Tacos…)
In Peace and Justice,