“Can’t you be serious?”
“Laughter does not denigrate the seriousness of something. Sometimes it’s the only sane response. Like now.”
“Yeah. 25% of the American people voted for a guy who is now in the White House and a lot of people are scared. The stuff he said during his campaign was awful. It was designed to upset a large group of people and to delight a small group of people. He was playing for ratings. And then, in spite of what everyone imagined (probably including him) the guy won. And now everyone is flumoxed, but, in a lot of ways, it’s just funny.”
“I don’t see the humor AT ALL.”
“You don’t? Even when you’re wandering around the house now in a pink hat with cat ears?”
“It’s warm and it gives me good memories.”
“Yeah, but it’s a funny hat. You can’t deny it. And you always hated pink. No, c’mon, don’t take it off. If you like it, wear it. I’m sorry. I forgot how seriously you take that hat.”
“What are YOU doing about it?”
“I voted. That was pretty much the only direct action I could take to change the outcome.”
“What are you doing NOW?”
“I’m beginning to see the whole thing as a sick comedy. I mean here he is, an avowed enemy launches a ballistic missile, and HE’S worried about the sales of his daughter’s clothing line. What a riot!”
“Yeah. He’s awful. The people he’s surrounded by are hideous caricatures of real advisers. He uses TWITTER to set policy, for the love of God. Don’t you appreciate the dark, surreal humor of the whole thing? And he’s funny LOOKING. And what’s funnier than a guy who’d rather have hair — and THAT hair — than an erection? Is that not messed up priorities?”
“I think I’m beginning to get where you’re coming from. Still, I think laughter is inappropriate.”
“Really? I think it could be a good stragedy to laugh and go on our way. Things are likely to get pretty grim in the next few years if we don’t. I mean, the Mexican farm workers are already too afraid to stay in this country. We’ll be importing food unless all the out-of-work voters who believed he was going to make America great again suddenly yearn for meaningful labor.”
“That’s an idea.”
“Not gonna’ happen, sweet cheeks.”
“Don’t call me that. It’s demeaning. You never used to talk to me that way!”
“I can now!”
This is a fictional political rant. If you take issue with it, I’ll probably delete your comments because I’m no longer interested in debating any of this with anyone, OK?
75% of the American people did not vote for our president. Many people who “did not vote” voted for everything on their ballot EXCEPT the president. They felt they had no real choice. I can relate to that. Still and all, 75% is the majority of Americans by a large margin.
I’m not a “libtard” or even a very political person, but I did vote against the guy based on what came out of his mouth during the campaign AND the fact that I can’t relate to him, his very visible lifestyle, or his values.
I hope he does well. To hope for his failure is to hope for the failure of the country in which I live and that’s just dumb. Meanwhile, we get to see how our system works.
To quote an ancient Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.”