I am honestly so tired of watching modern political discourse. Watching the news just tires me anymore. All I see on my feeds anymore is my liberal and conservatives friends posting links to obvious click-bait that is beyond predictable. The snowflakes on the left and the right screaming about their pet issues. No joke, it’s exhausting. I find myself getting tired of listening to the same arguments day in and day out. Where is the nuance? Where is the critical examination of issues on more than a “Trump is evil and his supporters are Nazis!” level? Where is the examination beyond, “the left is trying to take away our rights to free speech!” As I said, it’s exhausting. Makes one not want to even talk about politics anymore.
The older I get, the more I realize that my generation is out of its goddamn mind. I have ZERO love for Hillary and the DNC. Their corruption was laid bare. Whatever Russia had in mind with why they did it, Hillary made an ironic burn on herself when she said that Putin shouldn’t have been mad that she exposed that he rigged an election, but instead should be mad that he did it. Her lack of self-awareness is amazing. After all, NOWHERE in all the coverage of how Russia was behind it do they claim the info that proved she rigged the election against Bernie Sanders does she claim the info leaked is inaccurate. Hey, Hillary, maybe instead of lecturing Putin on a pulpit, you can take some fucking responsibility for the horrible shill that you are?! Maybe have the self-awareness to realize how hypocritical it is for you to call out ANYONE for corruption when there are thousands of leaked documents showing how corrupt you and your entire party I.
Meanwhile, I have ZERO love for Trump. This dude is fucking bonkers. No joke, he is totally nuts. He can’t even keep his own party lines going. Every time his cabinet says one thing, he goes on the news and says another. His Twitter account makes me think of a clown smacking its head into a wall and asking us to laugh along with him. His appointees are a joke, worst being his attorney general who wants to come after people who smoke pot. Everyone was all like, “give Trump a chance!” Fine. I gave him one. Now he can go fuck himself. This guy’s administration is a joke. I feel like I am watching America’s version of the fall of the Roman Empire. You ever read some of the stuff about what my old teacher call the “Clown Town Emperors?” There were some real loon in that lot.
But you know what bugs me more than all of that? The real problem I have is that instead of us talking about these issues in a critical way, all it devolves to is people using buzzwords to attack the others. It’s gotten to the point where I wonder if genuine political discourse is actually possible. And we need genuine discourse. We need to talk about the fact that the Democratic party is too corrupt to be sustainable. Sure, if it’s Trump vs Hillary (she is already claiming to be starting a new PAC to run), she’s pretty much got it already. Anyone who is watching what is happening can see that. When you have conservatives going on Fox News and saying that Trump is an idiot, then you know you are done. But why is it that I suddenly magically have to support that crooked harpy just because Trump is an idiot? Do people not realize that I can be against both?
I can hear you argue – “Well then, Lucien, who do you want to see as President?” I’m glad you asked. If I could, I would LOVE to see Tulsi Gabbard make a run. She has appeal to both conservatives and liberals. She has a lot of Sanders talking points, which there were plenty of conservatives and libertarians who said they would support. Not to mention she has years of military service which is another huge appeal to conservatives. She’s the perfect candidate. None of the political baggage that Hillary has, with talking points that voters were shown to actually support. While assholes like Bill Maher claim that I didn’t vote for Hillary because she is a woman (I am one of the people who wrote in Harambe. No joke, I actually did it), there is a woman who I would note on vote for, I would campaign for. Or if Elizabeth Warren made a run. Sure, she kissed Hillary’s ring, but she still does have genuine principals that I can get behind. Either of those women would have my full support. Glass ceiling that, Shillary. *rude hand gesture*
The Republican Party has now been pushed to the point that they can’t even begin to salvage their reputation. Assuming all this stuff with Trump under investigation leads to impeachment, then who are they going to run next? Ted Cruz, maybe? If the other candidates had gotten out of the primary earlier, I am convinced that he would be the President now instead of Trump. Part of me wonders if the left would still be using retarded hashtags like #NotMyPresident if that was the case, because these idiots don’t seem to know what democracy is or how it works. Yes he is. And he didn’t have to be. If the other candidate wasn’t a corrupt bitch, we could have had someone with principals. I know, crazy thought.
Throughout all of this, I try and look at both sides and really come to an objective side where I can actually examine the issue with some form of nuance. I hate both sides of the political debate in this country. Neither has the high ground. It’s like watching hogs do battle in the mud. Who is the better group? I don’t know, because they are both covered in shit. And I am almost to the point where I am tuning out and just enjoying movies and video games, because what is there left to talk about? Please, I am all fucking ears.
Until next time, a quote,
“Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost on most.” – Clement Mok