Blind Leading the Blind, Bigoted Encouraging the Ignorant


What strange times we live in now. We have a (unsuccessful) TV personality for president (shout out to The Arnold, we took you for granted as a politician!), literal Nazis that are marching the streets, right-wing media bashing the people who stand against them, and a prospective wall to be built at our southern border reminiscent of the infamous Berlin Wall.

I’m strangely nostalgic for the days where all I had to complain about were drone strikes and whether it was appropriate enough for the president to wear a beige suit. (Jk about the last one) Who knew that a few short years later we would have a president who calls the media (who is important enough that we included them in our constitution) and a large section of our citizens an Enemy of the People or an Enemy of the State.

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When all of this started, I immediately looked around to my peers, expecting outrage and was shocked to see just under half of them, just under half of our citizens cheering. At first, I figured Trump’s rhetoric would die down when he won* the election. When David Duke publicly came out in support of Donald Trump, I wondered if that would be enough. When Donald Trump referred to the Charlottesville protests which included LITERAL NAZIS, and ended with a wonderful girl losing her life with this:

“I think there is blame on both sides,”

“You had some very bad people in that group,” Trump said, referring to the white nationalist groups rallying against removal of a Confederate statue. “But you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.”

I looked around, I looked at the generations before me who had literally FOUGHT Nazis in WW2, and was simply.. shocked? Shocked that they were applauding this man as president.

(*via electoral college, which some including myself believe needs to be abolished. Trump lost the popular vote.)

We are in the times where our country’s figurehead name calls his fellow politicians, congressmen and other nation’s leaders on TWITTER. This is the day and age, where we find out that his administration is enacting a “National Emergency” on our southern border via a tweet, with a shotty screenshot of the Notes App on an Apple Device.

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Of course people are speaking out about it. However, a portion of our country isn’t. They are perfectly content in their armchairs while our sitting president is using the guise of a National Emergency to get funding for a border wall that congress (the purse) didn’t grant him. These people are okay sitting back and letting this man misuse that option because he didn’t get his way and 2 years in, hasn’t fufilled some stupid campaign promise. These are the same people who had a stroke over every move President Obama made, ranging from his declarations of National Emergency, to the First Lady wearing a sleeveless shirt.

(I’m going to go ahead and include a link with information regarding previous presidents’ national emergencies:

These past few years we’ve gone back further in time than we ever had before. Women’s right to choose, equal rights for LGBTQ+, and many other things are all in danger. Our country has become a laughing stock for the rest of the world, we have people literally laughing at our president, to his face, at conferences. We have Nazis holding public office and every day people retweeting far right, extremist, racist, sexist groups like The Proud Boys. It’s the blind leading the blind. The bigots leading the ignorant.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not sure voting is enough anymore.



2 thoughts on “Blind Leading the Blind, Bigoted Encouraging the Ignorant

  1. Omg! Amen! Amen! AMEN!
    My siblings drive me nuts sometimes, because they actually buy into all of this BS, and I find myself, stupidly defending why I DON’T. For me it’s quite simple. I didn’t have to analyze every detail to form an opinion. All I needed was the awareness that he should be WORKING FOR US, not for HIMSELF! This whole presidency is a big power trip to feed his own ego. He’s arrogant, self-centered, power-hungry, achieved a lot of things he wanted to, but to be President of the United States would really put his name in the books! Now we have to suffer every time this loud-mouth boasts, because he has to save face. What is wrong with his supporters that they can’t see he’s supposed to be working for us? A President should never be self-serving!
    I’m done ranting. (sigh) Now I need a damn drink.

    • Agreed! 100%. My parents are (were) Trump supporters. My dad’s a life long republican, and my step ma votes republican because “I’d be stupid not to, I don’t want to be taxed to hell (shes a doc)”. I sat down with them not too long ago as we vary quite a lot with our beliefs. My ma put it frankly, that she’s losing more money now then before and for the first time she was worried about her rights of gun ownership. My dad just adamantly states that Trump is NOT a republican. I’m pretty far to the left, but usually agree with some policies of the republican presidents of past, but like you said they worked FOR the people in the ways they thought best. What we have now is someone who works for HIMSELF and makes decisions on what will get him the best ratings or how to save face. It’s very odd.

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