No, Half of America Didn’t Just Lose Their F*cking Minds, They Were Intentionally Driven Insane.


I’m sure some people here have by now read the listicle by David Wong, How Half of America Lost Its Fucking Mind. I mean, at this point it’s been clicked on over 9 million times and climbing. If you haven’t, you really should check it out because it is a great piece and kudos to Wong for tossing it up. Another FB friend (like my page for psi intel) posted this other post election piece from the Guardian by the uber important Naomi Klein the other day. Again, good stuff about America’s increasing political divide between urbanites and our rural brethren. Both point out that our current political turmoil has more to do with the cities vs. the country than red states vs. blue states. It’s an important point and this seemingly insurmountable divide has been fairly glaring ever since I’ve been following politics. I’ll never forget looking at the voting break down of the 2000 election. It was like looking at a light map from space. Absolutely nothing has changed on this front since the last time we had a republican president get into the office while failing to win the popular vote (Go Electoral College!!!!!).

What neither of these articles even really bother to address however is this: How on God’s green fucking earth did a bunch of poor white people in rural America come to believe that a dude who inherited 100 million dollars from THE biggest city in the country was going to be their political savior? It get’s even more ridiculous if you take a half second to look at his proposed policies. If you haven’t, let me sum it up for you: he’s going to fuck up healthcare for poor people and give not only super rich people, but also super rich corporations massive tax breaks. Also, he quite literally wants even more of the exact corporate deregulation that derailed the economy in 2008. No, really. Another way to put that would be: he’s going to completely, 100%, fuck over the exact people who voted for him and he’s been fairly open about this from the jump. This New Yorker cartoon sums it up better than I ever could:




I love that cartoon because it actually hints at something that’s rarely talked about i.e. that humans are animals. Capitalism is an extension of the inherent brutality of the natural world where the rich are the predators and the poor are the prey. It’s a divide between the economists and the economized, and we’re going to have to start figuring out how to transcend this primal bullshit if we intend to survive for much longer. Our new pres is a climate change denier. Hooray!

With the healthcare thing, we sort of have to face the fact that Trump might likely completely bankrupt the country, because you know, that’s a big part of the reason we were reforming healthcare in the first place if you were paying attention. You know how the economic meltdown of 2008 made some people realize that George W. Bush wasn’t actually looking out for their best interests the whole time? I’m calling it in advance with Trump. I don’t really know shit about economics but I know enough to know that trickle down economics and increased corporate deregulation will create short term profits for the super rich and then blow up in our faces quite spectacularly later down the road. I guess I know this because: IT ALREADY FUCKING HAPPENED, just a mere 8 years ago. We’ve learned nothing. Oh wait, I suppose what I’ve actually learned is that when the economy tanks, rich predators make out like bandits. Resource values like real estate crash and they’re now the only ones with the money to buy them. Then they just sit back, wait for the value to rebound and voila. More money for doing exactly nothing. The question is, will things rebound again? I’m sort of thinking not. The predators might finally run out of prey. I can’t imagine another bailout is ever going to happen…



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