After QAnon became effectively radicalized by Donald J Trump over the course of four years, the movement whose ideals echo that of the Sovereign Citizen Movement have become a bit more than just whack job conspiracy theorists – they are now deranged and dangerous. When an idea becomes an action once, it will continue to become an action until it is effectively stopped.
According to the latest prediction by QAnon tomorrow will be a day of action and the day that Donald J Trump takes office once again.
Whatsmore is that fanning the flames quietly in a nod of encouragement, which feeds the fire, Trump’s DC hotel has raised its prices currently sighting demand, which further acts as a silent suggestion or invitation if you will, to come on down and start something.
So many people ask me why, why do these people fall pretty to the ideology of movements like QAnon? Some of what they believe are things like 911 was faked by the US Government, Sandy Hook was staged, the list goes on, these groups even have so called video evidence that educated and reasonable individuals walk away shaking our heads wondering how or why people can subscribe to such silly, whacky ideas, honestly.
I’ve written about the psychological make-up of these types of people back when Trump was elected back around 2016.
These are not reasonably sane people. They know right from wrong enough so as to know violence is wrong, it’s breaking the law but the way they view the law, politics, this country is fucked up, really fucked up.
They heard what they wanted to hear several times, it spoke to something they felt inside and becoming part of a movement like QAnon gives them a purpose, they feel empowered, like they are given knowledge no one else has access to. By default many of them do have narcissistic character traits while others do suffer from some form of mental illness.
Either way, they are brainwashed, quite easily.
What makes this all the worse is that fairly early on, I questioned them owning weapons back around 2016, wrote about it extensively and subtly hinted at the fact that the United States needed to do more so as to stop individuals from these radicalized movements from owning weapons including, taking them away over the individuals propensity to become enraged and react violently.
But, I was not the only one who tried to raise the alarm bells.
Enter four years later and you have the attack on the US Capitol.
At some point in time, we must stop sweeping these radicalized terrorist movements under the rug and dealing with them headon. We must ensure that they do not have access to weapons and some need to be hospitalized for deprogramming.
That will upset people but it’s what we must do in order to keep our nation safe from these terrorist movements that are based off of lies, manipulation and misinformation.
It’s fairly clear the whoever is running QAnon, is simply running for the hardon and then subsequently getting off when they see an act of domestic terrorism, people having full blown fits of rage in public over wearing a facemask.
The amount of misinformation and fake news spewing from QAnon more than prove the movement is nothing more than an attempt to agitate, to disrupt, to see how many people can be duped and how many levels of people they can dupe. We do have some individuals in office right now that share in these movements’ ideologies, or they have but now deeply regret it, the point is, the movement found away all the way to Capitol Hill in the minds of politicians who support the movement and that is not good.
The process QAnon uses in order to brainwash and recruit is not unlike terrorist organizations. It is only a matter of time before groups like this go from being simple movements to outright terrorist organizations.
Not Prosecuting Trump Signals End to Pussy Republican Party
Cristal M Clark
A growing number of Republican’s are now backing off on support to have a Senate Trial to Impeach Donald J Trump which in turn is going to cause the inevitable downfall of the party. You can keep Trump’s supporters; the number of individuals who voted Trump out of office in fact out number the Republican Voters who voted for Trump.
What is truly and utterly disturbing about this is the number of Republican’s who are willing to let this guy blatantly break the law and get away with it. Which is upsetting the voters by the way in case you know they care to actually get out and see what voters are saying. They just don’t want to bother with a whole Trial, saying it would not do the US any good.
Really, then the fuck do we bother ourselves with putting murders, rapists, cop killers, armed robbers, shop lifters or anyone else who breaks the law on Trial?
This move more than ever just ensures that this is the end of the Republican party. So, let’s just stand out of the way and let them fall over like dominoes.
Appalling, Sickening, Heartbreaking Scene at the US Capitol
Donald J Trump Tarnishes the Republican Party and Democracy
Cristal M Clark
**Update – 4 People have died as a direct result of Donald J Trump’s lies, words and suggestion to storm the Capitol. 1/7/2021
Today Trump supporters took to the US Capitol in an attempt to overthrow our Constitution, our Democracy, to disrupt Congress. They attempted to overthrow the United States Government and one woman was shot and killed.
The Constitution of the United States was created in order to thwart these deranged, criminal attempts to overthrow the will of the American People, the Government and our democracy.
Donald J Trump and his following like Senator Sean Hawley were seen, pumping up this crowd prior to the electoral vote count, Donald J Trump egged them on, encouraged the violence, he at one point told his mob, his supporters that Mike Pence had the power to change the results of the election and he needed to do the right thing and do that. But the truth is, Mike Pence has no power to do that. Trump today said this is what happens when you steal the election. That is disturbing to the likes of nothing I have ever seen.
No one stole it, but Trump has tried to.
Donald J Trump is an embarrassment to this nation, as a President and as a human being. He is a narcissist, a liar, a manipulator. Narcissists are master manipulators, and this disgrace of not even a man but simply a human being took advantage of his supporters. Narcissists manipulate the weak minded and are able to get them to believe the unbelievable and to then act on that, which is what Donald J Trump accomplished today. And rather than condemn it, he made a speech that his protesters and rioters should leave, it’s over but made sure to add yet another lie that the election was stolen from them.
A woman died today and that is Donald J Trump’s fault. He murdered a woman today through his attempt to have his followers overthrow our democracy, with his lies and deceit.
If Georgia turning blue is not enough of a case in point to let Trump, his supporters, the Rebpulican party know that we the American People are tired of this old way of thinking our leaders tend to have, how out of touch with us and reality they truly are, we not only cast votes to for the Presidential Election that more than prove that, in Georgia they cast votes that turned that state blue and if you don’t see how serious that is, think again.
I had heard rumors that Mike Pence prior to today’s events might be considering preemptively pardoning Donald J Trump for the many election crimes he has committed since the election, after today however let us hope that he and the Republican party in its entirety have a change of mind, stop protecting a lying, cheating narcissist who incites violence, a US President who killed a woman today.
Donald J Trump must be held accountable for everything, it is well past the time that anyone stands by Trump’s side and protect him, if you as a member of the Reublican party continue to support Donald J Trump, continue to fan the flames of his lies and misinformation campaign your party will in fact go down. This nation, our people have stood together and made a point and it’s for our leaders to pay attention and to hear us. We cast our votes just to make that point.
Donald J Trump must be held accountable for every crime he has committed since taking office up to today and he must face the courts for it all.
We the people want it so, we’ve been demanding it and now action must be taken to support what we have been asking for.
To our leaders in this nation no matter which party, stop letting us down, hear us and hold this man, the President of the United States, Donald J Trump accountable because it’s time you saved yourselves and your party and walk away from him, stop protecting him, he is now powerless to protect you. This is the man who is also responsible for the Michigan kidnap and murder plot. Unconscionable, reckless and irresponsible.
The world is now watching, leaders of other nations know they can take advantage of us, con us, destroy us, but the American People are watching too, it’s time to stop letting us down. AS a leader of this nation, your job is to lead, not follow a known liar, manipulator and support him. It is to explain how and why your party lost and to now support the will of the people for we have spoken loudly, clearly, and honestly. Do us a solid and start doing the same.
I will leave you with a warning everyone, this man Donald J Trump is increasingly fraying, his mental state is worrying, close insiders to him, are talking about it, he can cause significant damage still to this nation, he is deranged and unstable – something must be done in order to protect this nation from any potential harm Trump can and will most assuredly cause on his way out. Our leaders must act upon today’s events and I implore them to do the right thing and remove Donald J Trump from office immediately.
Protect this country from that deranged lunatic who is setting out to destroy this nation as today’s events more than prove.
They Know Who Is Willing To Sell Out the United States
Cristal M Clark
Some of today’s catchy headlines:
“CEOs Urge Congress to Certify Biden’s Electoral College Win” – Tells you how they feel about Trump
“Georgia phone call adds to Trump’s mounting legal peril”
“Federal Judge hints at possible discipline against lawyer in election lawsuit” – the lawsuits are being brought on by voters who stupidly buy into some election fraud ideas that Trump is floating
“Trump’s goal was never proving fraud, the goal was making Trump happy” because he knows full well that all of this fake election fraud news is untrue he is attempting to secure a win fraudulently and if cannot get that he wants to fuck the us election system and process.
“A President who has lost it”
“Law firm concerned about partner involved in Trump’s find votes call”
“This is the cost of a failed impeachment”– Trump is currently doing what he was impeached for, that Ukrane call?
“Democrats are urging the FBI to investigate Trump’s Georgia call” – again he was impeached for the very same thing everyone. Donald Trump was asking Georgia to discredit legal votes and create fake votes that would secure a Trump win, listen to the audio it is crystal clear. Furthermore millions of American citizens are urging the FBI to investigate it, Independents, Republicans and Democrats and everyone in between.
“Trump and Co know that there was no election fraud”
Now we get to see which Republicans are willing to vote on whether or not they care more for Donald J Trump or Democracy. That is right they are going to sidestep those oaths they took. They are not stupid people you know, they get paid a lovely paycheck, never have to worry about a pandemic putting them out of work, they care more about that paycheck than they do actual Democracy. They are selling out the US Constitution and every single American Citizen. They are attempting a coup. Morons.
Far from moral or ethical individuals, very far.
Anyone care to guess what might be worse than that? Right, Russia, Iran and China – they are watching for who is a sell out and who is not, so here in the US we can kiss democracy goodbye. Because these GOP members care more about the paycheck than the oath that they took.
What makes this all the more worse, the Trump supporters who blindly follow along knowing he is lying they just don’t want Biden in office. These people are completely mentally challenged, you know Russia, China and Iran are watching you too right? They are seeing just who cares about the Constitution, Democracy, and that should terrify everyone because it clearly illustrates how delicate it is, how easy it will be for any one of them or all of them combined to buy politicians and your votes for their own gains.
American’s To Congress – “It’s Time To Invoke The 25th Amendment”
It’s Time To Lock Donald Trump Up
Cristal M Clark
“The Congress may by law provide for the case of removal, death, resignation or inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what officer shall then be President, or, in case of inability, act as President, and such officer shall be or act as President accordingly, until a President shall be elected or, in case of inability, until the inability shall be earlier removed. The commencement and termination of any inability shall be determined by such method as Congress shall by law provide.”
It is time to remove this mentally ill disaster from office now. American’s are sick and tired of Donald J Trump and his bullshit. Everyone I am sure by now has heard his recorded call with Georgia officials, trying to strong-arm them into changing the election results.
Furthermore, every single Republican vowing to challenge the electoral vote should be stripped of power immediately because they took an oath they are violating that oath.
Donald Trump is willing to break the law, he is attempting to steal the election publicly, and Congress is turning a blind eye to this? Are you kidding me? This man is breaking the law ladies and gentlemen. If it were you or I attempting to threaten officials in order to change the results of an election do you know where we’d be sitting tonight?
We are tired of this argument, Trump lost period, end of story. Move on because continuing the argument or supporting it is starting to make a mockery of our elections and sends a clear message to voters that our votes do in fact, not matter.
Donald Trump and his loyalists are deranged and dangerous. By allowing these fools to continue these antics and try to fraudulently change the results of the election you all lose voters, no matter what side of the coin any of us is on you will lose us and new parties will be formed to take the place of our two currently useless parties.
It is time to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office immediately and legally charge him for attempting election fraud. He deserves no less than prison.
Millions of American’s Lives in Peril after Mitch McConnell Fucks Them
Donald Trump Enjoying Yet Another Day of Inaction and Golf
Cristal M Clark
In case you did not notice the state of American Politics is a complete disaster and a joke. It is disgusting at best.
Today Mitch McConnell shot down the request for $2000 stimulus payments as Americans struggle to pay for food, rent, other basic bills that are considered necessities like oh, power, health care and the like.
Basically both Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell fucked American’s in the arse with no lube.
I know if you are not here in America you might be wondering why?
Because of Greed and the fact that Mitch McConnell tends to be a bit of a narcissist which would account for why he and Donald Trump get on so well.
Trump pushed for larger payments to American’s however he tied that request to an investigation into voter fraud over the 2020 Presidential Election. Many investigations were conducted already and to date they have found no of voter fraud, in the sense that it would overturn the election or be some outlandish thing devised just to rid the White House of our mentally unstable current President. Quite frankly after speaking with hundreds of voters on both sides, they are sick of this and are really disgusted by the fact that these political leaders are playing games with the lives of Americans.
I am sure that the FBI is having quite the heyday here, has anyone been reading some of the posts on social media, forums, chat rooms and the dark web? People are beginning to talk about acts of violence, no matter which side they were on. Many are ready to walk away in disgust from both parties.
McConnell is using Senate rules and power to block public will unless he gets what he wants. A repeal on Section 230, so he can roll back Tech company immunity and he wants a voter fraud commission so Republicans can keep trying to overturn the election.
HE also wants to make it difficult for the democrats to agree with him, you see if they are unwilling he can try to turn the tables on them. If this feels a lot like watching an abusive relationship with two dueling narcissists don’t worry, because it is.
States could if they wanted to, just cut checks to everyone who is currently (not to folks who have gone back to work), on unemployment due to job related loss over the pandemic for the extra $2000 and then in turn bill the Federal Government, fuck em, right? I mean go around the so-called leaders and do the right thing by your constituents.
The point is, no matter what party you affiliate yourself with it should be abundantly clear that they do not care in the least about you.
Trump and McConnell are not bright on their own but together they are even more inept which is quite a remarkable feat to have accomplished. If they gave to the people without the politics when the people need it the most, they’d actually gain more voters the next go around.
They Simply Do Not Understand Economics or Math in General
Cristal M Clark
Colorado learned right off that one of the provisions in the new stimulus package that was meant to help renters cover that monthly bill is not going to put a dent in the issue at hand. I would venture a guess that many other major cities are realizing the same.
Now that Congress is pushing for $2000 stimulus payments after not only a media and public outcry but Trump stuck his rather large arse in the deal people feel less hopeless. Honestly though, he should have been pushing for this rather than lying about election fraud, of which none exists except for the guy who wrote in a vote on behalf of his mother, his dead mother, for Trump.
Either way, at least he said something in the end.
If the $600 didn’t get your attention and tick you off, hold onto your hats folks because the rental assistance provision is so far out of touch with today’s reality you’re going to walk away demanding term limits, and political leaders who clearly understand the public they serve, know the states they serve, what the economic situation is.
So Colorado learned that we will get paid as much as Minnesota or Wisconsin from the HEROES Act rental assistance, but Colorado needs nearly twice as much to cover Coloradans’ rent because our rent costs twice to three times as much as it does in Minnesota or Winsconsin.
Under the Hero’s Act that means that our rent costs more than our share of the U.S. population.
Each state government will get a share of that money in proportion to its share of the U.S. population. Colorado, with 1.74% of the U.S. population, will get $383 million. State and local governments will then use it how they see fit. And it better not go to section 8 or any type of subsidised housing, period. This is for the working class that under any other circumstance would not qualify for section 8 or subsidised housing. Those individuals are already receiving subsidies.
A 5 year old could figure this out, if you don’t understand the rental costs nationwide and you decided to give rental assistance during a pandemic but, for instance like with Colorado who has a grossly exaggerated rental cost and who gets the same rental assistance as a state with roughly the same population but with cheaper rent, you are unfit to serve in any capacity in public service or office. That says a lot about our so called leaders making all these decisions so as to help and to protect us doesn’t it? These people are unfit truly to be in office, so out of touch with those of us you claim to represent. I wonder in the last two decades just how many politicians have taken the time to understand the community or nation they serve right?
While this will not help Colorado renters much, it also shows that the sheer greed of developers and the real estate industries who have been out of control in this state since 2010. It also shows us just how many people do live paycheck to paycheck.
The cost of rent should never be more than what people make but again, that is a leadership issue, when city, municipal and state leaders want to attract the wealthy and affluent, you create a problem rather than solve one. Thanks to the pandemic that is illustrated perfectly for us. These leaders lure great companies to their cities and states by offering tax breaks and such, the companies rarely if ever keep their end of the bargain and cities don’t bother to check so things become out of balance, hence the rental rates you see in some cities. Colorado is not California nor is it New York, but our leadership thinks it wants to be, the people however feel vastly different because it hit our pocketbooks in not good ways.
New York is a fantastic example, they built all of these super luxurious and expensive apartments, townhomes and lofts hoping to attract the super wealthy and that failed now they are looking at turning some of that into “affordable housing,” and shelters for the homeless.
Now the nation down the road here might also be looking at another housing collapse. Luxury apartments are a waste of money quite frankly, the material that goes into them is not what you’d get if you were to buy a home. Sure it looks nice and fancy, but the reality is, developers will use the cheapest most realistic looking material that they can, like realistic looking tile that is just a fake wall covering, and sell it as luxury. Not to mention now that many have restaurants and bars on the lower level along with small retail which are closed during the pandemic, along with the gyms in them, it tells what a waste these are.
Here in Colorado from Longmont, Boulder, Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn, Thornton, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Denver, down to Englewood, Littleton, Parker, the DTC, Centennial, Castle Rock, and every city in between since 2010 what you see if you watch closely were due to the increased cost of rent and cost of living in general, the working class was left behind as wages stopped increasing so, they were starting to rent extra space out hoping to be able to save, which is still going on unchecked. People even rented couches out. Those that were in grossly overpriced apartments have renters park on streets and hike in just so cars would not be towed, if you were lucky to have a parking lot. In Denver, property management groups swept in and brought up Victorian homes that were already remodeled as apartments, slapped new paint all over, threw down new carpet and started charging 2-4 times more for rent but had no parking or amenities, but they had to compete with the luxury apartments so, renters were forced to take in roommates who are largely not on leases. All of that drove up the cost of purchasing a home and taxes which again led to rental situations that are more often than not, illegal in most major cities. City leaders everywhere should have prevented that – that out of touch with reality rental costs, it would have kept rental costs down and we’d not be looking at such a horrible rental crisis today. We took away the people’s ability to save, the working classes’ ability to save and by far, we are the largest home buying and renting population that any city, state or municipality has.
The sad truth is, that has been going on since 2010 and ignorance is not an excuse one can use to dismiss it and now of all times to have to face an even worse housing crisis in the face of a pandemic city leaders are being hit with the mistake they or those before them made with all of that greedy thinking without looking first. It’s like reading, you know learning so you are educated enough to make a decision that benefits the state, city or municipality you serve. Understand what people earn before you try to overrun your city with overpriced rental properties that are going to go under in the face of a worldwide crisis. But you know I guess here in the US it’s not live and learn I mean look at the state of our infrastructure. Highway systems are a complete joke, our electrical system is a joke, we have population growth in some parts of Denver that happened faster than cell towers could grow so in those areas most people have no cell service, yea no one was thinking of population growth realistically.
Point being is that you already fail as a leader the second you don’t take the time to truly understand how growth and your precious economy need to be hand in hand instead of overnight. IF you are not looking out for your constituents as that growth happens so as to ensure they can afford to continue to live in the city they built, your as a leader are not worth your weight in gold. Useless is what that kind of leader is.
Leaders more often than not only think of growth and wealth, the wealthy, they usually don’t take much time to consider the working class. You know the people who make the growth happen in cities, by being the middle working class and when things crash, it is because of that lack of thought, education and understanding. But that simple economics, something our leaders in the US have no concept of, whatsoever.
We’ve all been through a lot this year, but perhaps what has stuck with every single American citizen more clearly has been the unequivitable massive failures of our politics and its politicians no matter which side you are on, they have continually failed to stand up, for the We The People, you know the ones each of you serve, the people you swore an oath to serve. Instead they stood up and served only themselves and those who have lined those political pockets financially.
As we slide into the last week of 2020, every American is asking “What a fucking nightmare right?”
Nations who once respected us have watched us come apart at the seams because of our lack of leadership, men and women who talk a good game but who are greedy and lack balls.
The pandemic showed us that we have a president who is a complete idiot, but who is mentally unfit to hold office, leaders everywhere who went for inaction, finger pointing and blame, then with no notice they sprung into an action that destroyed American Lives, businesses and they did not even think twice about it. Our Economy is a wasteland and millions are on the verge of starvation, homelessness, they had no Christmas, don’t know how they are going to pay the bills that have not stopped coming in. Yet every politician in the United States- the White House, The Senate, Congress, Mayors, Governors, they all have incomes, healthcare and the ability to purchase food, you know pay for the human basics the very thing millions of American’s worked entire lives for, the things they lost because our Government and its leaders are incapable of leading, incapable of making the right choices, incapable of saving lives while at the same time, protecting the economy and its people who actually make that economy.
The inaction, the lies, where your distrust should rightfully be is with the disease and that is every single politician.
We witnessed Trump stir up distrust in science, downplay the pandemic, stir the racial tension pot and take illegal action so as to overturn the presidential election, he lost then kept losing with every effort to overturn it. He successfully divided this country right down the middle. Brought out racists and gun totting thugs who don’t give a fuck, they’ll shoot and then claim innocence or sheer suport for Trump as if that excuses everything.
We witnessed both the Senate and Congress fail to stop Trump, now because he is mad at every American who didn’t vote for him wants to strike down the next measly stimulus. He wanted more money for American’s but only asked for that as a last ditch effort to keep votes for the Republican party and himself, yet in the process he is fucking even those that did vote for him. Let’s be honest here, you can’t expect people to be able to have an income when you keep shutting things down and some businesses were forced to close for good while others cannot open at full capacity. No one took the time to think this through and it shows. $600 doesn’t even cover one months rent in most cities. American Citizens and businesses get screwed but $600 should just about cover it right?
Trump and his loyalists received healthcare no one else in the US receives when they all got Covid and they made a remarkable recovery while many American’s are still struggling with long term problems after having the virus and not having received the same health care or treatment as Trump, his goons and vile children received.
We watched the vaccine rolling out and both Democrats and Republicans get in front of front line workers and the elderly to get the vaccine. That is unforgivable, if not downright sickening, not one politician or political leader in this country deserves to be moved the front of the line because they have fucking failed to protect the citizens of this country at every single turn this year. Don’t make me remind everyone about the Kennedy Center garbage the last time a stimulus was being discussed. Every single one of them failed us, destroyed our economy, never once stood up and fought for us.
Instead they fought for themselves and those big dogs who are not hurting or destroyed, the ones who line their pockets, the people that actually do the fucking work. Cities are learning the hard way that as city managers fought for massive growth, in the end it’s turned out to be a huge failure because the rents skyrocketed to the point that people really do live paycheck to paycheck, incomes did not increase. So as evictions happen, luxury apartments will sit vacant for months, maybe even years to come.
So as we head into 2021, we are looking at a wasteland caused by our political leaders and for that, it is highly doubtful that either party will survive, the next election will not see a Trump but, will also be vastly different than we have ever seen before, terms limits are going to be pushed and I would imagine this go around it will be a successful push because American’s are quite frankly sick of these political leaders playing games with our lives.
The Supreme Court will also be changed, the courts work for us, not the politicians who put a judge on the bench, our political leaders should never have the opportunity to put a Supreme Court Judge on the Bench, ever.
While the United States Citizens were forced to watch our politicians destroy our nation and make it a wasteland, now over the course of the next four years, those same politicians are going to watch it’s citizens make changes that do away with this atrocious and obtuse behavior, the abuse of power that our politicians have enjoyed for decades, that is all going to change starting with the next four years.
You serve us, it’s never been the other way around. Your greed, your failures this year, that will never be forgotten nor forgiven and for that both parties are going to become a thing of the past as they should.
The US Christmas Gift to Ourselves – Sickness and Death
Cristal M Clark
If you are like me, you got through Thanksgiving in a responsible way, socially distancing even from loved ones. But if you were like Denver, Colorado’s hypocritical Mayor Michael Hancock, you flew out of state after shutting down Denver businesses again and urging the people of Denver to ride out Thanksgiving alone due to the rising number of cases.
Yes, I saw a rather pathetic apology, telling us that he was thinking with his heart, he admitted he made the wrong choice, blah, blah, blah. Spare us, the joke of an attempt to garner pity or even offer an apology. I even read somewhere that someone who studies politics said that the American people are forgiving and this will be forgiven. I beg to differ on that because we have yet to see the fall out from the pandemic, our failure as a nation, citizens failing to change behaviors, our governments often hypocritical behaviors.
We have to stop saying things like “New Normal,” or “We just want things to go back to normal.” The fact is that they cannot go back to normal and we have yet to witness any type of new normal because we have failed to change our own behaviors through the pandemic so we are blinding ourselves to a catastrophe that has yet to fully unfold.
This year, we saw the worst US President in the history of this country launch misinformation campaign after misinformation campaign again and again about the virus and the election. We watched a grown man launch tantrum after tantrum over his election loss attempting to gain some form of control over this nation, a nation who promptly voted him out because of his lies, his racism, his bigotry, his neglect of a country launched into to peril by a global pandemic. We are simply tired of his fake news, fake stories and lies which he still continues to this day. Not to mention that as a nation we basically told Donald Trump that we will not tolerate his type of racism, bigotry, fake news, lies, misinformation, and utter destruction of our country through our votes.
We have fallen victim to our own local leaders who basically tell us to practice what they preach not what they do, Hancock that nod is for you, ever hear that one about actions speaking louder than words? An apology is a word and are more often than not, never truly meant for it is not an action.
We watched our government shut our economy down, put people and businesses out of work, and fail to help either so that they could pay bills, put food on the table, have you seen the food bank lines across this nation?
Testing is a joke, here in Denver the city tells you that if you have insurance to use your insurance to get tested, yet when you try that the local doctors office urges you to go to a free testing site to get tested and wait time are sometimes up to 4 hours or more for a test that takes days to get back.
Contact tracing? Ha, ha, ha. Did anyone miss Trump’s supporters the entire last year? Did you see them? Do you really think any of those people would allow for any type of app or offer to help contract trace? These people are the same people who go onto social media and cry that this is about control not a virus, they are uneducated enough to believe that if Apple puts an app on your phone so as to contact trace it’s big brother watching, yet they are just stupid enough to download a plethora of free apps for things like shopping, gaming, social media and those apps track them every time they take their device to the restroom and beyond.
We fell witness to our nationtions inability to cope with and deal with the pandemic, we refused to change our own behaviors and basically gave the middle finger to caring about others.
We saw our government argue with each other, point fingers, blame, fail, time after time, the leader of our nation spread false information, some mayors and governors refuse face mask mandates, helping the spread of both misinformation and the virus and then put their constituents at risk all while shutting our economy down and in turn do absolutely nothing so as to ensure that citizens could pay bills, like rent, put food on the table. Clearly showing us how little they truly care, yet we as citizens displayed the same self centered, selfish behaviors towards each other and our invisible enemy.
We saw a nation come together like a wildfire and stand up to police brutality by demanding defunding, less policing. That argument is far from over.
We have seen the entire hospitality industry fall, bars and restaurants are closing for good in record numbers now. No one helped them and they see the writing on the wall.
We have watched social media fail, hard this year. They allow misinformation to be posted at a faster rate than a news team rushing to the scene of an accident. Facebook is the worst for misinformation, users spread utter bullshit, call other users stupid, or tell them to shut up, fuck off, all while FaceBook does nothing, absolutely nothing. About 6 months ago a user wrote to me about how Facebook selectively blocks users from posting for responding to a misinformation campaign, I tested it and she was right. A guy can tell you to shut the fuck up but if you try to lecture him/her about posting misinformation, you get blocked from posting. Facebook does nothing to the user posting the misinformation through comments or on the users page and by far Facebook is the worst when it comes to the spread of misinformation. Twitter is less full of shit but failed miserably at preventing the leader of misinformation in this country, our president.
Big tech did actually come to the rescue and actually worked more often than not as users had to work from home, yet some like Comcast in turn kindly announced that they will start caping users data on home internet, Hulu announced for the second time this year that are raising prices $10 a month while also offering no new content. While Wal-Mart who has been making money hand over fist, and thrived in the pandemic still cannot manage to educate workers on how to properly wear a face mask, to socially distance and well even wear a face mask anytime a worker is on the floor.
We started shopping differently, eating at an actual restaurant deemed too unsafe has changed for us, Movies were released through streaming services since theaters were shut down. Drunk people do not socially distance, they speak loudly, while spreading the virus so I get why bars and clubs are being asked to close.
We saw asymptomatic people fail to tell anyone they had been exposed because they had no symptoms, were either in denial or simply they just didn’t care then go out into the world infecting others.
We have seen a record number of protests sweep the nation, some good and some bad. We saw looting and rioting, threats hurled in just about every direction one can imagine. Homeless advocates in city after city started blaming their homeless issues on the pandemic, seeking to capitalize on the pandemic and which up to this point is mostly untrue because in many places city and state leaders put moratoriums in place to prevent evictions although it’s poorly managed and still happening in some states. These moratoriums do nothing to help with what happens after the pandemic, renters owe back rent, banks can still foreclose on properties today while some apartments decided a rent increase was in order during this time, putting already cash strapped American’s into even more peril.
The United States Government failed to reach any type of agreement with regards to a stimulus and the first one was a failure, poorly thought out, and did not help people for long. That will in fact cause death, catastrophe, and skyrocketing evictions. That one will come back to bite all of us.
So no, we have yet to see a new normal and as far as things going back to normal, well given what we have seen just out of each other as citizens, that is not going to happen. The election showed us more detail about racism, hatred, and our own selfish and greedy behaviors let alone the pandemic which has shown us that we just simply do not give a fuck about thy neighbor or anyone else for that matter. We only care for ourselves and our own selfish wants and needs. Our behaviors have failed, all of us made this all worse and the election shows how a growing number of people here in the US are not going to continue to tolerate those behaviors.
The number one thing we need to stop saying, is that this is about control not a pandemic, It is about the pandemic, not having more sickness than hospitals can deal with and the utterly selfish human behavior we here in the United States continue to have with regards to perceived rights and infringements. Governments are layers and the reason that they are layers is to protect this country from a leader who tries to undo things like Trump is attempting for instance and here our government failed and rather spectacularly I might add. The point is, they can shut your business down, force you to wear a face mask, socially distance, get a vaccine, like it or not that is what it is and it is that way for a reason. You can stomp your feet, have a tantrum, vow not to comply but it will not change any of that.
The worst is still yet to come for many in this nation and that is because of our behaviors, we failed to change or to want to change and we also failed to take a look back at the history of thriving pandemics and a refusal to modify and change one’s personal behavior.
We put religion over safety, the want to go to a salon over safety, to go to a bar over safety, to go to a party or a bbq over safety, we saw people in this country hosting covid parties for the sole purpose of getting infected, we spoke as a nation here not our government.
We the people of this nation spoke and said that we are simply too selfish to worry ourselves with helping to slow the spread of the virus, not overwhelm hospitals, keep family, loved ones, even strangers safe.
How many people got up on TV and said “IF you are scared don’t go anywhere you stay home, my immune system is healthy?” Because they were selfish and wanted everything open so they could do what, go out and fucking play like it is not a pandemic?
We also have people going to hospital after hospital to get tested once they get a negative test returned, I see the posts on facebook. Not only are they part of the problem, they are continuing to contribute to the drain on our medical staff and system. But even at that, they are sometimes getting tested too soon after exposure, or not all of the tests are being done correctly or simply are not good because of all the posts that I have seen, every person ended up testing positive at least once.
This nation is going to pay for our own stupid selfish behavior. We can blame Trump or our local leaders all we want, but we are each responsible for our own personal behaviors. It really quite frankly does not matter what any leader says to us, spreading misinformation, downplaying it- it does not matter, because the reality has been right in front of us the entire time along with the science. The way we have treated this pandemic and each other in this nation, our failures as a nation, that speaks louder than words ever could.