I only wish this was a Halloween post.
Contains disturbing images… of a certain tiny-fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon. And swears.
When I was 15, The Exorcist was hands down the scariest fucking thing I’d ever seen. Now, I’m no lightweight when it comes to horror and suspense movies, but I’d had no idea what what I was letting myself in for, and watched it alone, in an unfamiliar motel room, after midnight, after the rest of the family had gone to bed. What a dickhead.
I shat myself countless times during the movie and then, even when it was over, I stayed completely freaked. I did the SPRINT FROM THE BATHROOM TO BED thing, and the LIE AWAKE FOR AN HOUR FREAKING OUT ABOUT NOTHING thing, and the MAYBE I SHOULD BE MORE RELIGIOUS BECAUSE REGAN WASN’T RELIGIOUS AND SHE GOT EFFING POSSESSED thing. After I recovered I thought nothing would ever scare me so bad again but then I watched Paranormal Activity. And then Paranormal Activity 3.
Lately though I haven’t needed to put on a movie to scare myself shitless – it happened every time I saw something about the American presidential election. Especially if I read an article online then was stupid enough to read some of the comments afterwards and see Trump’s ignorant, hateful rhetoric regurgitated by his one-eyed followers.
The polls are open and everyone’s voting and I’m shitting myself and it’s not even happening in my country. Just days ago Senator Clinton and Donald Drumpf were neck and neck. It’s been like a mass shared Nightmare on Elm Street that started back in June that we still haven’t woken up from.
This election season has been about the most stressful in recent memory. And it’s hard, because we have two of the most corrupt candidates in recent memory, too — we have one candidate who was lacking on her email security, and we have another candidate who is made of weaponized gonorrhea and who would walk back every privilege that you possess as an American just to get one delicious blowjob from a Russian dictator. I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD CHOOSE BETWEEN THOSE TWO OBVIOUSLY EQUAL AND EVIL CANDIDATES.
– Chuck Wendig at terribleminds.com, whose Macro Monday postcheered me up immensely.
As did these…
I say June because that’s when it became unpleasantly clear that Trump was popular enough that the Republican party were actually going to do the unthinkable and endorse him as their nominee. They enabled a xenophobic serial liar and narcissistic bigot to run for the highest office in the land. What the actual fuck were they thinking?
I could rant for hours about the monster he is but it’s all been said before. His supporters know what we all do, but they’re either making excuses for his behaviour or they just don’t care. Fearmongering and shouting bullshit at the top of his lungs has got him this far but I hope to God it stops here. He’s like the polymorph from Red Dwarf; a sticky orange space fiend that fabricates your worst nightmare then feeds off the fear it generates.
I have loathed seeing and hearing him every day for the past six months and just want this to be over. Come on, ‘Murica! Fire that asshole.
As one of the few Aussie politicians I really respect stated recently, in answer to ideas stemming from Australia’s One Nation Party’s ideas about the all muslims are terrorists kind of bullshit that Trump no doubt approves of;
Prejudice and fear will never build a community, they will only tear one apart. No country has ever made herself safer by attacking a particular ethnic minority.
The simple truth.
Update November 9:
Shit a brick. He actually won.
This makes me feel like I’m watching the movie The Dead Zone except without the ‘happy’ ending. You know the one? Where the hero dies in a hail of bullets?
Well, I’ve seen and felt a lot of shock in the past 24 hours but I’ve seen a lot of humour and some hope too.
Too right! We will go on looking out for each other and doing our bit to improve our world whoever is president.