That moment you look out at your nation and realize: Not only is "Idiocracy" now a documentary, "The Walking Dead" has become a utopian tale."
That quote from twitter pretty much sums up the state of the American political scene in 2016.
A spokesperson for the leading candidate in the republican primary for president just declared that riots are not necessarily a bad thing, another one said that peaceful protesters had the violence that they experienced coming to them, and the candidate himself is threatening to riot with his peeps if things don't go his way at the republican convention. The same candidate promises to pay his supporters legal fees when they angrily assault people. (He lied about saying it, but what else is new?)
There was supposed to be a debate on FOX VIEWS, but trump backed out, so without the show poor FOX had to cancel. He (trump) thinks that we have had enough debating. Honestly, I am surprised that he didn't do this sooner. I mean, let's face it, it's not like he has anything to say in the first place. ("It's gonna be huuge.")
Finally, to get away from politics for a little bit. I would like to bring your attention to an article I read from my man David Love.
"Why is that when black people are killed, either the story is ignored, or at best, it gets only second or third-tier coverage?
Drugs were not ruled out as a possible motive. Although we might not know the whole story, this much is certain: The victims were black, no white folks were involved, and apparently this was not the work of ISIS. So, in other words, keep moving, nothing to see here.
And it is not that the ambush-style mass murder was not covered in the media but rather that it was covered in a manner that is customary when black lives are at stake — or should we say, when black deaths are involved.
Even in a nation that, far too often, is accustomed to mass shootings, these mass shootings still make front page news. However, no one seems to care about the murder of poor black people, and so the story is buried." [More here]
And let me preempt the racist argument that the shooters might have been black right now: That is beside the point. The shooters could have been little green men from Mars; the point is that their victims were poor and black, and so no one cares.
*Pic from abcnews.go.com