Lucien’s Unpopular Opinion: There is NOTHING Wrong with Child Abuse in a Video Game

My most anticipated game of 2018 (list coming out this month) Detroit: Become Human is coming under fire right now for a trailer in which the first character we got to meet in the debut trailer is serving a drunk asshole, and is party to the beating of a child.  Here’s a link to the trailer so you can see for yourself.  It’s amazing.  It shows how you as the android are in a situation where you have to choose what you do in respect to this old drunk beating a girl that you have bonded with.  It’s a gripping scene.  Just like the last trailer which showed you negotiating with a malfunctioning android to save a little girl from a hostage situation (linked here).  There was also the trailer where you play as an android who is in charge of an android resistance and you have to make hard decisions about how violently or peacefully your revolution goes.  This game is all about making ethical decisions.

That’s what the trailer showcasing a domestic violence situation was trying to convey.  You, as both the character and the player, have to show that you can help this little girl from getting a beating.  You can try and manipulate the father, incapacitate him, or if all else fails, kill him.  I think it’s an amazing trailer and it has me so damn hyped for the game.  The likes to dislikes ratio reflects that other players are eager to see this as well.

But wouldn’t you know it, the moral busy-body squad has decided to make their voices heard.  Techraptor did a video on the affair, here’s a link to that.  See some of the quotes they found to justify this stupid reaction.  My favorite of which is the one where it says that this is never okay in a video game because this sort of thing happens to children all over the world.  No shit!  That’s kind of the point!  This video game is showcasing this in a game because it does happen in real life, and it is terrible.  This game NEVER frames what is potentially happening to that small child as a good thing.  As the robot, you want to protect her and take care of her.  It’s what you are tasked with doing.  That and the old drunk almost certainly forces that robot to do sexual thing.  I get the feeling that’s the kind of dude he is.  Ick.

This idea that we are never supposed to show morally uncomfortable things in entertainment baffles me.  Think of all the films that showcase morally questionable things that are lauded as cultural landmarks.  You have Blade Runner, with a morally questionable protagonist who forces himself on a fellow replicant.  It’s a disturbing scene for a reason.  You have the twisted kind of relationship that develops between Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs.  There is a police officer being forced to accept evil because there is no way to stop it and has her own gun held to her head by a man who is supposed to be the good guy in Sicario.  All three of these films are lauded as good pieces of filmmaking with morally uncomfortable things.

Meanwhile, a video game that has shown in three previous trailer that it is tackling some heavy issues has a scene where you have to find a way to protect a child from a drunk man and that’s the problem?  There was that idiot who said that showing it in a video game “normalizes” it.  Are you fucking kidding me?!  Yeah, because finding out that the character Billy in Xenogears was a child prostitute who let other men have their way with him to help his family normalized pedophilia, right?  Wait, Salon magazine is trying to do that.  I’m sorry, I got confused.

Here’s a little fact that I guess the “intellectual” buffoons who wrote these articles don’t seem to understand – art imitates life, not the other way around.  There are plenty of children who are the victims of abusive drunks.  My father’s old man was a severe alcoholic, and it was known that my own man was his favorite punching bag.  It’s why my father has such a huge disdain for people who drink in excess.  His history with alcoholism in his family has caused some tension in mine, but that’s a story you don’t need to know anymore about.

People who espouse this viewpoint are just as stupid as Anita Sarkeesian and Jack Thompson, who thought that video games teach sexism and violence, respectively.  There has never been any, ANY evidence that video games have such an affect on real life.  So now you are going to say that this game where the context (a word that these social justice ninnies hate to no end) shows that this is bad and you are compelled to stop it is going to teach gamers to beat their kids?!  How stupid are these people?!

I just love how a video game is being told to compromise its artistic integrity in order to satisfy the petty hangups of idiots who don’t get how real life works.  I guarantee that the people featured in the article Techraptor mentioned are so happy they got a chance to finally have their worldview featured in media.  Someone can listen to them rant about absolute bullshit that there hasn’t been a single piece of substantive evidence toward in the history of video games.  These are the same assholes who said that people need to accept the ending to Mass Effect 3 because it was that game’s artistic vision.  I swear, one day video game media is going to be self-aware.  It is going to happen.  I don’t know when, but they will someday realize just how far up their own butt-puckers they have buried their heads.

Thankfully, David Cage was taking none of this bullshit and put those idiots in their place.  Let a game creator have their vision.  It’s his to have.  He’s absolutely right.  What matters is context.  But don’t tell the people quoted in the articles that.  They said there is no good context.  Not only that, but it’s funny that we have a scene where a mob of androids can choose to mercilessly kill innocent people, and there’s no problem with that.  We have a scene where you save a little girl’s life and promise to help the girl’s captor, and then are party to that android who trusted you getting murdered.  No outrage there.  It’s only when the little girl is put in a situation that the game makes no secret is morally gray and now it’s wrong.

I have a word for these people – hypocrites.  Violence is only wrong when it’s against this group that I like.  These are the same people who say that women are never victims in games, yet then get outraged when a woman is killed in one.  These people are so two-faced that it hurts.  Might as well give them a coin.  It would be fitting.

Until next time, a quote,

“If these people didn’t have double-standards, they’d have no standards at all.” – TJ Kirk

Peace out,

Maverick

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Helping a Puppy Have a Merry Christmas

I’m about to have an unpopular opinion – I hate people who hurt animals more than I hate people who hurt other people.  It’s true.  When I see stories about people who kill their pets or who hurt pets in some cruel way then my blood boils a thousand times more than when I hear some asshole beats the shit out of someone.  Now I got to see a story that was in my local area of a friend who had their dog thrown off the overpass in my home city.  Here’s a link to the article.  While it doesn’t get far into it, the person who risked her life to get the my friend’s dog, Amos, off the pavement saw two kids who appeared to have thrown the dog off.  This was an overpass at the height of rush hour.  These two children should have been beaten within an inch of their lives.  I guess their parents didn’t teach them right, so somebody should.

Which brings me to where you all can help.  My friend has set up a YouCaring fund to help pay for the surgery needed to get her dog’s leg healed.  I’ve already chipped in what I could afford.  I know people hate to be asked to donate, because you get that everywhere you look these days.  But this is an effort that has real help, for a poor dog who has been the victim of a senseless act of violence by two kids who weren’t raised right by their fucking parents.  Here’s a link to the crowd-funding page.  If you feel like it, even $1 would go a long way.  As a good friend, I am using my online platform to help boost this and see if we can get together and help bring a Merry Christmas to a family and a puppy who could really use it.  I’m not gonna brow-beat you all on this.  It’s your choice.  But if you feel like I do about people hurting animals, then there you go.

Until next time, a quote,

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.  And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

Peace out,

Maverick

Lucien’s Unpopular Opinion: Video Games Should be More Expensive

This actually is an unpopular opinion among gamers.  But here is where I am coming from on this perspective – games should only be more expensive if it stops microtransactions.  Recent leaked info from EA has it that they are going to start pursuing more and more microtransactions.  After the fiasco with Battlefront II, some people are speculating if Disney is going to pull the license from them.  It took a literal phone call from Disney to get them to take the loot boxes (temporarily) out of the game.  They will be coming back later, it’s almost a guarantee.  Leaked audio from a former EA CEO showed that this is the path they want to follow.  To Hell with the consumer, let’s make video games a money factory that can push their consumers until they squeeze every dime out of them.

I am never buying another EA game.  That’s a fact.  You vote with your wallet, and my wallet is saying that I will NOT give this company my capital when all their games are multiplayer games that can integrate microtransactions.  Nope.  Anyone who gives this company, or Ubisoft, or Capcom your money, this is the mentality that you’re endorsing.  I won’t. I refuse.  For the same reason that I am not spending $60 per episode of an episodic release of the Final Fantasy VII remake.  Nope.  If they won’t sell a game in a complete version and will make me pay a total of $180 to get the entire package, then I’m just not going to buy it.  I’ll wait until a cheap complete version is out that I can get on Amazon.

So some of you may be wondering why I don’t have a problem with games costing more.  All of what is happening right now is indicative of gaming having an issue – it’s too expensive to make games anymore.  Clearly, the market is such that games are now so expensive to make that if there is not some massive influx of capital, the market crashes.  Some people are saying that that’s fine.  Part of me wants to agree.  But I see another option.  The whole deal with microtransactions evolved because the gaming industry has gotten so massive, budgets so bloated, and the hardware so expensive to make.  Everything points to gaming just having gotten too big.  Maybe it’s a sign that we need more AA games that have cheaper budgets, skimp on some of the bells and whistles, and can stand to not be major hits.  That’s another thing.

But I think that we all need to accept that gaming is going to get more and more expensive as time goes on.  Since that’s the case, for a AAA game, I think we need to accept that they need to get more expensive.  If we don’t want microtransactions, which I most authoritatively don’t, then there needs to be something that gives to offset the cost.  To me, that would be a hike on prices of AAA games.  I honestly don’t mind spending an extra $10 or $20 if it means no more of this microtransaction bullshit.  If DLC that isn’t major story expansions can be free.

Look, I get it that people aren’t made of money.  I’m not either.  I have to make hard choices about getting games.  I only get a couple new games a year.  If that.  This year has been pretty quiet, so the only games that I got brand new were Horizon: Zero Dawn and Persona 5.  Both of which were absolutely amazing and showed that AAA games can be single-player only without all the bullshit and still be massively successful.  One of those games is going to be my game of the year.  It’s been pretty cool.  Next year looks to have a lot of major hits, and I am curious to see where it goes from there.

Modern gamers are people in their late-20’s to early-30’s.  We have thin budgets and have to be frugal.  I am not unsympathetic to this.  But AAA gaming is getting more and more expensive.  That’s a fact.  If we are going to avoid all the microtransaction nonsense, then we have to find a way to offset that cost.  Some gamers and game critics argue that the $60 price tag alone is enough.  I know that’s not true.  With the true cost of developing, marketing, and porting games to various platforms, at the end of the day the cost just keeps going up and up.

Now this isn’t a fool-proof solution.  All of this microtransaction stuff also does reek of corporations seeing a new medium to exploit.  There’s no arguing that.  But where you all see anger, I see anger and decisions that have to be made, if gaming is to survive.  There is a crash coming.  It won’t be as bad as some people think.  Gaming is too big for that to happen.  But there will be a crash.  If nothing else of at least the AAA market with companies who are hedging all of their bets on stuff like microtransactions.  These companies all seem to think that they can bilk their consumers more and more of this sort of thing and it won’t have any consequences.  The reality is that gamers are starting to have enough.  EA just had what was supposed to be their high-end release of the winter blow up in their face.  Their stocks took a major hit.  It hurt them.  Disney is now tightening their leash on them because their business and the Star Wars brand could potentially be damaged by their greed.

A lot of things need to happen, and I would love to have a discussion about whether or not the path I am on is the right one.  However, if we can get companies like EA to stop with this nonsense by being willing to pay a little more for AAA games, I don’t think that is too dear a price to pay.  And maybe this can have Square Enix not wanting to sell their most-anticipated remake ever as a stupid episodic game where each episode is sixty fucking dollars.  That’s madness.

Until next time, a quote,

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” – Edward Abbey

Peace out,

Maverick

In Memory of Riley

The things that happen one Sunday afternoon while you are completely unaware.  Just a normal Sunday afternoon where I am doing something really cool, and find out something happened suddenly.  The way life is, most days.  There’s this great video I watch anytime I am having a bad day and while it may not make me feel better, it makes that day suck a little bit less.  In that video there’s a line that says that the real worries in your life is something that will find you on some idle Tuesday.  It also says that your life is 50% chance, just like everybody else’s.  I just got finished putting a peanut butter cheesecake in the oven and decided to call to wish the old man a happy birthday.  That’s when I found out what happened.  The family dog, Riley, had seized.  It was bad.  Now his mind appeared to be gone and he was running around smashing into things.  He wasn’t getting better.  There was nowhere they could take him.  After all his health troubles up to this point, it was clear what had to be done.  Call my old man callous for ending the dog’s pain with a bullet instead of an injection, but it was quick and he didn’t suffer.  That’s more than most can say.

Riley was the offspring of our old dog Zoey, who I did an In Memory post for.  She was given to me after a major surgery.  A pure-bred lab, she was an awesome dog.  But she was not my dog.  Not by a long shot.  Just like her puppy, she was my old man’s dog.  Everywhere he went, she followed.  We bred her with another pure-bred lab and had a whole bunch of puppies.  Riley was unique among them.  The whole lot of them were black as obsidian, except him.  He was white as a sheet.  Little albino dog.  The only one from the litter the family kept, he was the most loyal dog you could imagine.

More than a little of a momma’s boy, everywhere that Zoey went, he went.  Everything that she did, he did.  Make no mistake, for how much bigger he got than her, it was clear that she was the top dog.  It was so fun to watch when he would finally get on her nerves and she would run his big ass down and bowl him over and get on top of him in an act of dominance.  Like the wolves they descended from, she is the alpha dog.  Of that there is no question.  And he was a good kid.

However, like I said, he was most definitively the old man’s dog.  I told this story in the post for Zoey, but I knew who everyone was at the house on the lake by how they walked.  My cave was in the basement, and everyone in the family had their own walk.  Sally (my mother) was always slow and plodding.  She was never in a hurry.  My sister’s walk was angry.  A fitting theme, since anger is her stock and trade.  But the old man always had the clickety-click of doggy feet behind him.  Everywhere that he went, those two were there.  If he was out plowing snow, they were in the plow truck with him.  If he was on the 4-wheeler doing work outside, they were on the back.  It was kinda cute how the two would fight over who got to sit on his lap when he would be watching the news at night.  Never would he have let that be the case when he was younger.  My old man got so much more lenient as his years are getting on.

For example, every day that Sally would leave for work in the summer and he didn’t have to go to work, the two would be up on the bed.  He would bemoan how spoiled the two are, but deep down I knew that he kinda liked having two big pals to do stuff with.  I was never big on the outdoor stuff or the vehicle stuff, so he got to have a couple of happy helpers to be with him.

When Zoey passed, I think it hit Riley hard.  Dogs process death differently than us, and he was a very lonely dog for some time.  But then he came back and life resumed for the big white mutt.  For a couple years he was the only family dog and he was just like Zoey.  Everywhere the old man went, there he was.  If anything, he was much more insisting than his mummy-dog.  He had to absolutely be involved with everything.

Then things took a turn.  He had a health problem which caused one of his eyes to be in a massive amount of pain, all the time.  This was on top of digestion issues and fatty deposits he had.  Pure-bred dogs have a lot more health problems than mutts, and he was no exception.  After surgery to remove the eye that was in pain, he was a happy dog again.  But his health had been declining more and more.  Today, it all came to a head.  As was told to me on the phone, he started having seizures and then subsequently running around and losing it.  He was smashing into things, like he couldn’t tell where he was or what he was doing.  I was told that the old man took him outside to where he wanted to lay him to rest, next to Zoey, and ended it.  Once-again, think him callous, but he did what had to be done to stop his pain.  My family isn’t rich, and his mind was gone. I can’t imagine how much it hurt, but the deed is done.

Riley was a good boy, and while he wasn’t my dog, I am going to miss him.  He was a good boy, and now my parents only have one pet left – my cat.  And her health is declining fast.  She’s completely deaf and I think she is really scared at night.  She yowls like she is in pain, but I don’t think she is.  During the day she is alright.  I think her vision is going too and she’s scared.  Her hair is getting matted and she sleeps virtually non-stop.  I think this will be her last winter too.  I suddenly am feeling very alone out here. But all that is a post for another day.  I’m really tired right now, and I got laundry to do.  Being an adult sucks.

Until next time, a quote,

“A dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings

Peace out,

Maverick

This Video is Devoid of Context (A response to ONE)

You know what I hate – videos that start with one thing and decide that they are going to completely nix that concept and instead focus on whatever pet project they are going to go after.  Today it is the idea that women in the third world are poor because men have all the jobs.  Oh, but rather than talk about that, their video that is supposed to pimp this topic out decides that they are going to focus on First World problems that are so devoid of context and lacking in any reason to care that I am amazed we don’t have a sad violin playing in the background.  I’ll share the video, so none of you can saying I am taking things out of context, and then we’ll break it down.

Alright, so we got some chick in a foreign country just having a baby and asking if it’s a boy.  The doctor says no.  What does that have to do with anything?  Is the idea that this chick in what I presume is a Third World country would rather have a boy than a girl?  What is the argument there?  What is the message?

Next we got some girl who is sitting that naked butt on a stone countertop.  Yeah, that’s already unrealistic.  But she is looking at some pic of a girl who is fat and it says “NO.”  Then she looks at her own slight chub and is all distraught.  I’m sorry, but what’s the point there?  It’s clear this chick is in the First World.  She’s on her smartphone with an electric toothbrush in a house that looks very nice.  Clearly she isn’t living in poverty.  That being fat means you are in poverty?  What?

Next up we got a bunch of Asian people in a conference room and some girl is about to stand up for some reason, and the boss man says “no.”  What’s the context here?  Did she get passed over for a promotion?  Maybe it wasn’t her turn to speak.  Maybe they’re going around the table and it isn’t her turn yet.  Without any context of any kind, we have no idea why “no” was said to her.  What’s the point of this?  That social justice idiots can’t make a point without totally divorcing context from it?

Then there is a little girl in Germany who wants to buy a shirt.  Her mom says “no.”  Why should I care?  When you are a little kid, your parents can tell you that they don’t want you to wear certain clothes.  It sure doesn’t look like fucking Goodwill that they are shopping at, so how is this a point about poverty?  What did this have to do with anything even approaching the title of this video?!

Oh my god, a clip that actually has a point!  We have some girl in some African country being sold off to a man.  Wow, amidst all the women with their First World problems, they actually acknowledge that child marriage is bad.  It is.  I totally agree.  The fact that there are countries that still have this blows my fucking mind.  It kills me that in a video where it is supposed to be representing women in the Third World, it sure is nice that the video FINALLY acknowledges that these women and REAL problems actually fucking exist!

Then we get to some black woman at…somewhere turning in some kind of paperwork and being told “no.”  Um, where was this?  Was that a job application?  Was she applying for a loan?  Is this a bank?  What the fuck is the context there?!  Explain, video!

Oh, and then we have some teenage girl who is on her laptop when she suddenly has an apron put over her and the father figure is having her work while the little brother says “no.”  Since I don’t see a mom, it seems that the dad is the one providing for these two children.  What a horrible person, for having the child that he looks after help him with family chores.  That’s just sexist!  It doesn’t show that she was working on a school paper or something like that, so is the point here that fathers asking their daughters to help around the house is bad?  It’s shit like this that makes people think Millennials can’t handle life.

Alright, then we got some party guy and girl and when the girl doesn’t reciprocate the guy’s advances, he says “no.”  The guy’s a jerk, but I have to ask – what does this have to do with poverty being sexist?  That jerk guys exist?  This video is the personification of “one of these things is not like the other.”  Virtually all of these clips are just feminist talking points and have fuck-all to do with the title of this fucking video.

Now we have some girl in the Third World wanting to go to school, and her mom says “no.”  Why?  Is this in some country where radical Islam has taken root and a girl being in school could potentially have her killed?  If that’s the case, the mother is very right to say no.  Without a single ounce of context, this clip could mean anything.  But at the very least it does tie in to what the video is supposed to be fucking talking about.

The video then fucking ends by saying “none of us are equal until all of us are equal.”  You have got to be fucking kidding me.  90% of this video was stupid First World problems, totally devoid of context, and you are going to make the argument that this showed inequality?  Yeah, it showed one, arguably two places where there is sexism that hurts girls.  And for those places, yeah, I genuinely do think something should be done.  But for the rest of that bullshit, it is just another glowing symbol of how feminism is all about equality, after pushing their talking points and almost completely forgetting the women who actually need help right now.  Way to lose the plot, idiots.

Until next time, a quote,

“I have a question for you, Lord Gilferd – what do you do when there is an evil you cannot defeat with just means?  Do you stain your hands with evil, or do you remain steadfast and just, even when it means surrendering to evil?” – Lelouch vi Britannia, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Peace out,

Maverick

Lucien’s Unpopular Opinion: I Find the Hollywood Sex Scandal Stuff Fascinating

I really do.  Watching Hollywood eat itself is just beautiful, to me.  In my eyes, it’s like watching a really bad train wreck.  You realize it’s horrifying and causing untold amounts of destruction, but you can’t look away.  As more and more is coming out, I am waiting for the other shoe to drop.  What do I mean?  Let me elaborate.

By the other shoe, I mean for someone really huge to be implicated in all this.  I’m talking about someone like Steven Spielberg or James Cameron.  I’m waiting for their dirty laundry to come out and blow up all over the Internet.  At which point, I get to sit back and embrace the madness.  And I really will.  It will be a thing of beauty beyond comprehension. Perhaps you are confused by that.  It’s really simple – Hollywood is in desperate need of this.

It’s no secret that I am kind of bored with movies lately.  It’s all shit we’ve seen before.  The MCU is looking to wrap up, and good on that.  After it’s all said and done, we can look back and see which films are truly standout examples of good superhero cinema and which ones are just boring dreck.  Meanwhile, what else is big?  Oh, right, we have DCEU, with one good film to date.  One.  Batman v Superman was stupid, Suicide Squad was boring, and Man of Steel should have been named Man of Product Placement and Superman Not Giving a Shit About People.  Universal tried to get in on this stupid cinematic universe nonsense with the “Dark Universe.”  Thankfully, that idea died in the womb.  20th Century Fox is taking real risks and making superhero films that are pushing limits and really going into dark places with hardcore violence.  Their latest big film is going to be a superhero horror film, which is unfortunately going to tank because it doesn’t have name recognition.  Which sucks because I find the concept intriguing.  Sony Pictures needs to die.  It just, needs to die.  Sell the rights to Spider-Man to Disney, because they seem to know how to treat this character.

You notice something about all those studios?  Their biggest projects lately are superhero films.  A genre that is getting really tired.  What else is big these days?  Oh, right, we have the boring, by-the-numbers Star Wars films that bring NOTHING original or interesting to the table aside from boring, soulless, “empowered” female protagonists.  And once they are done with the latest boring trilogy, they have already said they are going to immediately start working on yet-another trilogy!  Oh boy!  Because if they can’t beat a horse that should have died 30 years ago, what else can Disney do?  A franchise that survives solely because Star Wars fans cum in their pants every time the Millennium Falcon is on screen.  Mr Repzion fucking cried over that.  That was the cringiest, funniest thing I have ever seen.  He fucking cried over blatant fan service.  It’s because of people like that that I don’t watch Star Wars films anymore.  Nor will I play Battlefront II: Loot Box Gambling Bullshit.

I’m honestly getting a little bored of Hollywood lately.  You have absolute masterpieces like Blade Runner 2049 tanking at the box office, while films like Star Wars: A New Hope Remix makes over a billion dollars.  So studios aren’t going to change course or take risks.  It’s just devolving more and more into big films that are guaranteed to make a shit-ton of money, even if they are boring.  Because that’s what the retarded American public wants, apparently.

So I genuinely hope that the next big scandal is so massive that it rips Hollywood open at the foundations and tanks the film industry for a while.  Then it can rebuild and we can get smaller budgeted films with neat ideas because the public will finally realize that we got boring crap for so long because we allowed it to get this way.  We need to rip this problem up by the root!  I want the film industry to suffer for a while.  While it gets to drain the poison from itself, we can get rid of some of the boredom.  Maybe we can knock Disney down a few pegs and actually convince that evil fucking corporation to try something new for a while.  A thought?  Maybe I am being too hopeful.

In any case, watching the septic tank that is Hollywood eating itself is no problem to me.  Fuck ’em.  What about you?  Let me know what you think in the Comments.

Until next time, a quote,

“The turians think they know a thing or two about a scorched earth response.  Fuck ’em.” – Jack, Mass Effect 2

Peace out,

Maverick

Lucien’s Unpopular Opinion: Screw Trump, Let’s Talk About Hillary Instead

This actually is an unpopular opinion in the left-leaning circles of politics.  Recently, Donna Brazile dropped a political bomb in an article in The Washington Post.  Kyle Kulinski did a great breakdown of it (linked here), and it really blew the lid and vindicated a fuck-ton of people who had been saying that the primary was rigged and the entire party is dirty.  While this in no way make Brazile clean, it certainly does have a lot of people who were the “Bernie bros” or any number of terms for those who didn’t kiss Hillary Clinton’s ring rightfully pissed.

At this point, everything people said about the primary having been rigged against Bernie has been 100% vindicated.  We now know that Hillary had rigged the election against Bernie Sanders and has the entire party in her back pocket.  Now everyone who said that the reason Trump won is because the party decided to back the wrong horse was proven right.  The reaction across the Internet has been venomous, to say the least.  Hillary had been talking about another run in 2020.  I genuinely want to see how she could possibly do that.  Her entire candidacy is dead.  The party she stands with has lost all ethical ground on which to stand.  It’s integrity is GONE.

It’s interesting.  One of the things in Brazile’s disclosure was that Bernie was told about all of this.  And his reaction was, “what’s the damage?”  In other words, he chose to ask how bad this was, instead of being mad about it, which he had every right to be.  He’s already said he wants to make another run in 2020.  I cannot stress enough how much we need this.  He should be more invigorated now than ever before.  With the WikiLeaks documents and Brazile’s confessed information, we now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was screwed out of a primary and he needs redemption.  Would be hilarious to see Hillary on stage against him again.  He would take Brazile’s confession and beat her death with it.  Groj knows, that bitch deserves it.

But what interests me is how the corporate left is responding.  I’ve seen posts all over Facebook and Twitter from those who kiss the corporate-left ring trying in any way they can to mitigate the damage.  My personal favorite is from a woman on Facebook who posts to her page, “Who cares what happened then?!  We need to focus on stopping Trump!”  To which I genuinely reply – no.  Let’s not.  Instead, let’s talk about the fact that an entire election was rigged and an entire party is corrupt.  Yeah, let’s talk about that for a little while.

Here’s the thing – you all wanna talk about defeating Trump?  Okay, who do you think is gonna stand against him?  The Democratic candidate.  And now that we know the party is corrupt and doesn’t give two fucks about the people they’re supposed to serve and only care about the money, who do you think is going to vote for them?  You think Hillary’s numbers were abysmal in this last election?  If the party decides to shill for her again and she wins, her numbers in the next election would be virtually non-existent, with Bill Maher desperately having to plead on his decrepit knees for people to vote for her.

Yeah, let’s talk about Bill Maher for a second.  Hey Bill, remember when you told all the Sanders supporters “fuck you” for sticking to principal rather than just giving in and towing the line?  Yeah, how about fuck you!  How about fuck you and the fact that you’re a corporate fucking tool who we now have proof was bought and paid for with the rest of the media who kissed Hillary’s butt-pucker!  While you’re busy insulting the people who voted for Sanders who refused to vote for Hillary, we now have been completely and utterly vindicated in what we said and why we refused.  This is the reason Trump won, Bill!  It’s because your party is corrupt and now we know it!  You think that ANYONE is going to support a candidate like this in the next round?  I can’t honestly think of any corporate Democrats who they have left to run.  None of them look good, and the Justice Dems have already pledged that they are going to be fighting these people in their primaries.  The left has been galvanized to bring the Democratic Party to its knees and siphon out the corporate venom that has corrupted it.

I got no problem not focusing on the orange buffoon in the White House and focusing on this, because you know what, I have seen this shit before.  In my home state, I was involved with a political effort to help the LGBT community not face housing discrimination.  And when I saw the political process get subverted in front of me, and then subsequently saw nobody fighting for it, it pissed me off so much that I lost my ability to have political activism.  Now I am seeing democracy get subverted in front of me on a much grander scale.  This time I refuse to sit back and say nothing.  Or to allow these corporate tool Democrats to just sweep this under the rug with “but Trump is bad!”  Trump is a bad joke, but the punchline is that the reason he is in office is because our fair democracy was stolen away from us by a party that now is seen for the tools that they are.

So when Sanders decides to run again, I am all about supporting him.  Still think it would be great if he could have Tulsi Gabbard as his VP nominee.  She’s got years of military service, which would appeal to conservatives who had been behind the message of Bernie Sanders, and none of the political baggage.  Sanders could groom her to make her own run at the Presidency when he wins.  It’s time we take out the political trash.  Starting with Hillary fucking Clinton!

Until next time, a quote,

“We’re not gonna donate to the DNC!  We’re gonna take down the DNC!  We’re gonna take over the DNC.  Justicedemocrats.com/fight” – Kyle Kulinski

Peace out,

Maverick