I hate politics. I know that’s a very worn out thing to say and, on the surface, is kind of ignorant, but I really do. It’s the equivalent of arguing with someone about your favorite team, but on a much bigger and important stage. The entire thing is flawed beyond repair in my eyes.
And if we’re being honest, none of it matters. Once you realize that, essentially, everything is a conspiracy and nothing is what it seems, it does become easier and easier to watch all this shit unfold. I’ve been on that side for as long as I can remember and it’s so much easier than being Left, Right or whatever the hell else you wanna be. Governments are corrupt. We are not immune to that. Your political “reality” is a farce. None of it matters at the end of the day because there’s a small (actually very large if you think about it) group of people who run everything and dictate the world. But that’s a story for another blog.
So even though the topic of politics is a sickening one, it’s engulfing the entire country at the moment, so it’d feel weird to NOT say anything about it. Don’t worry though, I’ll go back to my usual sports/pop culture commentary as usual, but I think it’s important to take a stance when things like this happen. I did so with Black Lives Matter, so I’d be a fraud if I didn’t at least touch on this as well.
There’s really no great way to start, end or even talk about what’s going on in our country right now, but I think we can all, or SHOULD all, agree that what happened at the Capitol was an embarrassing moment for every single American across the country. To watch a group of civilians, some wearing the most absurd things, storm a GOVERNMENT BUILDING and actually get in is stuff pulled right out of a movie.
You know, the ones you watch and you’re like “Yeah, but there’s no way it’d be that easy to get in there in REAL life..” That is one of the most alarming things to come from this in my eyes. Americans across the country, as well as enemies outside our borders, must have seen that debacle Wednesday afternoon and thought “Hmmm, if the Capitol was that easy to break into, I wonder what else we can invade…”
Also, I find it hilarious that a government building can be bumrushed with hardly any push back or lethal actions, but yet if you get within 2 miles of Area 51, you will either get one between the eyes or have 2-3 black SUV’s pull up to escort you far away from the premises. And they aren’t gentle about it either. It would appear as though much of our tax money (or however else National Security is funded) isn’t going towards protecting the government and Americans from harm, but goes towards protecting aliens from us. Something I’m all for that by the way. Whatever the hell we have going on out at Groom Lake should be kept behind the curtain. Even though it’s an installation that “isn’t active anymore”, if you believe what we’re told. But keep telling yourselves the government would never lie to us about anything..
Scrolling through Twitter all day Wednesday was surreal. Picture after picture of people climbing walls and smashing windows to terrorize government officials in a GOVERNMENT building. Armed secret servicemen protecting gov. officials while (poorly) barricading doors. Another thing, people really do think that moving a piece of furniture in front of a door keeps people out huh? Another thing that I see in movies and I’m like “HA! You idiots! That’ll never hold!” And now in real life I’m like…we are idiots, aren’t we?
So why were these people doing this? Because their guy didn’t win. Good reason if you ask me!
And I have a feeling MANY of the people protesting and terrorizing the Capitol were the same people who told the BLM movement to “calm down” or “be peaceful”, right? I don’t think I’m too far off base with that assumption. Seeing people try to compare both protests is laughable to me. It’s an ignorant take to have while blatantly glazing over some pretty big details/differences between the two.
Let me break it down to the simplest of terms: One protest/riot happened because a bunch of sore losers didn’t get their way and felt the need to insight violence after, essentially, being encouraged by their President to do so. The other protest/riot happened because people were sick of watching human beings of the same color get murdered again and again and again in the middle of the street with little to no real repercussions. Still think these are the same situations?
The outcome, though, is still unacceptable. Whether it was a Target being looted or a bunch of weirdos destroying a government building, both are wrong. But that’s where I draw the line in similarities here. One side had every right to be fed up and have their anger boil over. Even though you may think certain aspects were wrong, you could still understand it if you had any shred of common sense. The other side just got upset because their guy didn’t win. One side was a movement, one side was childish. If you don’t agree with that, debate a wall because I don’t give a shit.
But I’m not bringing up BLM anymore. That movement shouldn’t get thrown in the mix with what we saw happen Wednesday. But what I will bring into the mix is our President.
And yes there is a LOT of blame that should be sent towards Trump. Regardless if you’re a supporter or not, that shouldn’t be difficult to admit. When you repeatedly incite, directly or indirectly, hostility via Twitter and public announcements, you’re a part of the problem. Im not going to peruse his Twitter to find tweets backing that statement. Whether you want to admit it or not, you know he’s helped incite this violence. Here’s his now deleted tweet he posted yesterday amidst this chaos:
“These are the things and events that happens when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viscously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly and unfairly treated for so long”
And I’m sorry, but you’re not going to get brownie points for then all of the sudden being like “Guys, guys come on go home. You’re all great, but please go home” Fuck that. That’s not sternly telling these terrorists to stop. That’s the equivalent of the sarcastic “Noooo, nooo stop, don’t do that…” when someone is doing something that you don’t really care if they stop or not.
This is where “politics” becomes toxic and why I hate it so much. It clouds the judgement of everyone, including people that I KNOW have some common sense lingering around in their brain somewhere. So many of you dipshits can’t push aside your political views to look at Wednesdays heinous display and say it was fucking wrong. With no caveats. No “Yeah, BUT…”. None of that. Just look at what you saw and say “that was disgusting. That was wrong.” A woman was shot in the face by secret service and she died later that day. Wednesday’s act of terror was wrong. If you can’t say that and leave it at that, there’s something wrong with you on a fundamental level and we are not the same. Whatsoever.
The last thing I’ll say is enough with the “What we are seeing right now isn’t what America is!” Bitch, yes the fuck it is! This is America. A broken, critically flawed nation of people who can’t even agree on the simplest of things. I said this to my friend yesterday but the only thing that can reunite us as a Nation is if we are invaded by aliens. But now that I think about it, would that even do the trick? I’m not so sure anymore..
But I’ve said enough about this. I’m sick of it all. I’m sick of politics. I’m sick of Trump. I’m sick of Biden. I’m sick of Left and Right. I’m sick of everyone trying to convince themselves that “we’ll be fine once _________ happens” or once Trump is out or whatever other lie you want to tell yourself. We aren’t fine and we won’t be fine. Will that change? Of course. But I highly doubt you or I or anyone else reading this will be alive to see that day.
Now let’s get back to the real news like how Kanye West and Kim Kardashian broke up because Ye got his ding dong sucked by Jeffree Star.