Thursday, May 10, 2018

Where We're At

[TRIGGER WARNING: PESSIMISM, POLICE BRUTALITY, NAZIS]

I feel like it's about time to take stock of where we are as a country/society/planet. It's been over a year and three months of Lord Dampnut and we've had about 5,000, maybe 6,000 horrifying incidents since then? I think? They warned us early that the Dampnut administration would try to overwhelm us with awful to exhaust and confuse us? Well they did that, and uh, how were we supposed to defend against that again?

Okay. So. Immigration is a horror story. Education is a nightmare but at least the teachers are striking and winning. We're bombing more people than ever and declared another illegal war but nobody cares because did the last one even really end? Other countries have given up relying on us for anything, which is good. The environment is fucked and we might not be able to fix it. We keep hearing news about Trump getting deeper into shit but I'm not sure if any of it matters because it's taking so long and are we just getting too accustomed to this proto-fascist state that even if it is clear Trump committed crimes for which he should be impeached if anything will happen.

We still have nazis making trouble. They're still stuffing more people into prisons for the cheap/free labor. Police keep assaulting and murdering black and mentally ill people. Health care remains a disaster. Federal minimum wage is still $7.25 per hour.

What is this even?

Donald Trump gave a huge gift to Vladimir Putin, and may have saved the Russian government.

Also something about congressmen almost coming to blows, which, I mean, about time. Somebody punch someone. They do it in other countries.

Oh yeah and anti-choice nonsense is at an all-time high. Hate crimes, of course. Check this shit out:

Company that paid Trump lawyer $500,000 also bought up a host of white nationalist website names

Every two seconds I switch between wanting to protect the mainstream media and wanting to scream at it. What else? I don't get paid enough and rent keeps going up. It's going to be 96 degrees this weekend in fucking Seattle in MAY.

So what can I say? I think things are going to get even worse before they get better. Maybe they need to get bad enough that people finally reject capitalism or else we're just gonna go back to a Democrat majority where things get marginally better but Democrats have still shifted right again so they won't get back to how they used to be when things were kind of somewhere in the realm of being within sight of approaching acceptable, but we'll think everything's great because it's not utterly awful anymore and then before we know it we'll have another piece of shit Republican president with a Republican majority again and things will be even worse.

What is the point of telling you few people who read my blog sometimes about some of the choice awful things that happen each day? Sometimes I just want to put my head down and try to survive. I still think I should join some kind of community building organization but it's hard when I'm so tired all the time and right now basically only get one day off per week right now.

What is this social justice that was supposed to happen? Is this something we can ever have? Is it just another commodity now? I feel like I've learned so much, and now everything is just on repeat. How do I turn my knowledge into action when I can barely keep my stress levels manageable? It just seems impossible.

Maybe what I need is just a job that pays enough and some paid time off so that I can have a vacation every now and then GOD DAMNIT CAPITALISM YOU FUCK UP EVERYTHING.

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