I remember it like it was yesterday, when it was infact a total of 27 days ago. I can't remember the weather, though it was probably cold and no not because I'm being poetic I live in New England and Early November tends to be kinda cold here that time of the year and twenty seven days ago we held our election and twenty seven days ago despite popular vote being over two million in favor of his opponent my country elected this man.
If you don't know who he is; Congratulations member of a previously uncontacted civilization and welcome to the modern world. For everyone else you know who he is.
Now for all you people who voted for him because of ISIS, or BLM, or Muslims, or drug cartels or some other vague scary threat that chances are astronomically high that you will never be physically harmed by. How does it feel? Do you feel safer? Are you less afraid of this vague scary thing? I goddamn hope so because that's what you voted about. You voted that way because of one particular emotion you voted out of
Now right now I've seen people saying, 'hey look at those stupid Americans.' Now look at the polls in Europe. Geert Wilders is currently leading polling IN THE FREAKING NETHERLANDS THE LAND OF WEED AND THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT AND HE IS FURTHER RIGHT THAN FUCKING TRUMP! Why is this happening? Its because of fear. Now yeah, some level of fear is understandable considering the terrorist attacks that have occurred in Europe this past year and the year before and no we've probably not seen the last of them. So you turn to the candidate that promises safety, economic prosperity and plays to those fears of terrorists and immigrants. Trump is a sign of how the future is going to go and the next few years are going to be ruled by the politics of fear, we saw this with Brexit and we saw this with the U.S elections and we are seeing it with the upcoming elections in Europe.
Fear is a powerful emotion, its the reason little kids think there are monsters in their closets. Its the reason that when you open the what is new to sell magazines that retail DVD sellers get every couple of weeks the biggest part of them is direct to video horror is the biggest part of it. (My mom worked at Barnes and Noble as an assistant manager and they sent the things to my house and continued to do so for three years after she left and I liked to look at them.) Hell its the reason I have a whole series of creepy mytakes all bundled with #CreepyHappenings (and do check them out. I personally like them the best of all my mytakes.)
Fear is a powerful emotion and these past couple of years humanity has shown that they are perfectly willing to elect people or make huge political decisions based on it.
So what do I want you to do, that's actually simple.
Hey don't give me that look, I said simple not easy.