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Kaepernick, Kavanaugh & How We’ve Lost Our Fucking Minds

A year and some change ago, I wrote a blog post titled “have we lost our minds?” and a year and some change later, the answer is clear as day. Absolutely, beyond a shadow of a doubt, no questions asked: we have lost our fucking minds — and I have no idea if we’ll ever find them again. I knew we had lost our minds some time ago, but I thought that soon enough we’d get ourselves together. 3 months after the election — 6 months tops — the right would stop pretending that everyone that didn’t agree with Trump 120% of the time was an ISIS sympathizer and the Left would stop pretending that everyone that didn’t hate Trump with a deranged passion had a bedside Hitler shrine. Silly, silly me. We’re coming up on 2 years since Trump was elected president and there is still no sign of intelligent life.

 

 

I’m not mad, I’m disappointed. Actually no — I’m both. Because I actually work in politics, and am tied to the news cycle as a part of my job. So I don’t have the luxury of being able to tune out the never ending temper tantrum happening all around me. I could probably literally give a hundred examples from this year alone, but I don’t even have to go farther than the past 48 hours. But to highlight the absurdity of everything, I’ll go back slightly further.

 

Does anyone remember when New Balance praised President Trump’s trade policies, and the hell the subsequently broke loose? It was a matter of fact statement that as a company that manufactured in America, Obama’s trade policies hurt them while Trump’s benefitted them. But all Leftists saw was bright red swastikas, and they promptly pledged to boycott New Balance as well as uploading videos of them destroying sneakers they’d already paid for. I know people say that history repeats itself…but jeez.

When Nike launched their Colin Kaepernick ad, the same people that made fun of liberals for boycotting In-N-Out last week literally started burning and destroying items they’d already purchased. And just like that, it seems we’ve come full circle. Of course, liberals and conservatives will respectively defend their boycotts and the destruction of their own property while they mock and ridicule the other side for doing the same, never acknowledging the hypocrisy or blatant absurdity. It’s always justifiable for my side and reactionary infantilism for the other.

 

The truth is you’re all bat shit crazy, and even though I’m generally against big pharma and big government, I’m literally considering quitting my job to lobby for government mandated and subsidized Xanax prescriptions for anyone that makes political social media posts more than once a month. Even though I fit the bill, I don’t think I need one — but I’m willing to take one for the team.

 

Everyone is either convinced that anyone who disagrees with them is a terrorist that hates America or a neo-nazi. So much so that yesterday a Jewish Mexican White House employee — whose family survived the holocaust — was accused of making a “white power” hand gesture at the Kavanaugh hearing.

You can’t make this shit up. Even after being confronted with the glaring facts of Zina Bash’s background, many liberals brushed it aside and continued right along in their mental gymnastics triathlons to make the case that a Jewish Mexican was trying to subtly signal her support for a white ethnostate. 

I don’t know how any rational person could draw the conclusion that in a country where Obama won twice — might I add in many counties that swung for Trump in  the last election — that literally everyone that supports the President is a Nazi. Because it’s not an argument that any rational person can make. Before Trump had even announced his Supreme Court nominee, dozens of liberal outlets and organizations had prepared pressers and releases about how they must fight this “sexism, racism, Islamophobia, homophobia” and were prepared to fill in the blank as soon as the news went public. The Women’s March was unlucky enough to get caught. Not because they had actually done research on all the nominees and had reached a thorough unanimous conclusion, but because sweeping generalizations about anyone remotely associated with Trump are commonplace. 

 

Trump Derangement Syndrome goes both ways. Both sides of the aisle see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear. And frankly, I’m tired of hearing all of you. If the only way you see the world is through the lense of who you did or didn’t vote for do us all a favor and take a sabbatical.

 

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4 COMMENTS
  • Lauren AMD
    3 months ago

    Girl no offense but you have Trump to blame for all of this; the horrific, never ending news cycle (that will 120% continue until he is out of office.) Trump is the most divisive present of our lifetime, so you can’t be shocked that people are *purposefuly being pitted against one another* to such an extreme. My grandmother who is 87 can not recall a time in her life when it was this bad (only comparable is perhaps Nixon.) You are young so you probably don’t realize that while yes, politics has always had it’s hilarious elements of divide and finger blaming, that it has only become to the level it is now thanks to the 2016 election.

    If Republicans like yourself are annoyed by all of this, I have a really difficult time garnering any sympathy. You may want to think carefully about if you can stomach another 4 years of this come 2020.

    • The Pretty Patriot
      3 months ago
      AUTHOR

      Girl full offense but where were you when the media that now swoons over McCain, Bush, and Romney were calling them misogynist nazis? Everyone wants to blame Trump like CNN and MSNBC and every talking head hasn’t been doing the same routine for every Republican under the sun. This has a lot more to do with Democrats’ fear-mongering and character assassination than Trump, sorry!

  • Lauren AMD
    3 months ago

    I said the media has always had an element of ridiculous finger pointing. I never denied that. You may also recall the media’s racism towards Michele Obama and the attack on Barack because he wore a tan shit or ordered a sandwich with Dijon mustard…it sucks when news outlets do things for shock value, but to some degree it’s always been like that. It just has. The standing Presidents (like Bush or Obama or Clinton) will always get the brunt force if it, because they are the ones in power. And I will say it again: you are young so you literally have no memory of politics beyond a certain point; what’s going on with Trump right now is historically unpresidented. The attacks on our media, the taunting, the insensitivity from someone who is supposed to be representing the free world. It’s ridiculous to think that there’s some type of conspiracy going on to “take trump down” or that a “character assasination / anti-trump media” is ruining everything, because you honest to god must have your head in the sand if you think he doesn’t hand the world his shitiness on a silver platter. As a sexual assault survivor, his Presidency alone has caused me to go back into therapy. Don’t you dare imply that it’s CNN’s fault for reporting on his behavior. That a tweet HE writes blaming survivors for not reporting their assault is the media’s fault. That is what Trump wrote. Grabbing women by the pussy is what Trump said. Grow up and showcase some god damn morality…republicans are truly repulsive and conservatism is dead.

    • Lauren AMD
      3 months ago

      *tan suit. lol.

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