Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Every Empire Falls

You know what the worst part of this election was?

The fact that we have to see and hear Donald Trump every day for the next 8 years.

But the second worst part?

It was being left out of the conversation by the Democratic Party, who ignored the candidate people wanted, in order to back someone that would be easier to control. A person they knew people hated.

But the third worst part?

Finding out that there are way more monsters in the United States than I once thought. And now they have all of the power for the next few decades(remember: Donald gets to pick the replacement for Scalia on the Supreme Court. That shit is going to haunt you for the rest of your natural lives, at the very least).

But the fourth worst part?

It was totally preventable. And no, I don't mean in any kind of fantasy about assassinations, I'm talking within the systems we were given. They had all of the time in the world to prepare for this. They had the whole world, and Donald himself displaying exactly why they should not have let him win. They had everything they needed to win fair and square, and they fucked everything up.

The system did not fail. The people did. The people failed to understand the most important part of a presidential election in the U.S.

The only way Hilary Clinton could have won the popular vote but lost the election is if everyone who voted for her forgot about, or underestimated the importance of the Electoral College. Or they thought those other names they didn't recognize weren't as important, and thought that whoever gets The Most Votes would win. So they just voted for whoever's name they liked more, whatever, just so they could get out and get a selfie with their "I Voted!" stickers.

The American people gave almost every state to the Republicans they were trying so desperately to stop. They accidentally gave them an even bigger majority in the senate. And they accidentally gave power to a fascist.

All because they weren't paying attention. This hurts more than if everyone in the U.S. was just straight-up evil. To know they were capable of stopping this, and they fucked it up THIS BADLY is like watching a loved one die of stupidity.

The triumph of evil does not depend solely on good men doing nothing. It can also triumph when good men are fucking idiots.



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