Thursday, November 10, 2016

NOW You All Decide To Show Up...REALLY?

Last night thousands poured out into streets across the country, including here in Philly, to protest the election of Donald Trump to the White House. For the most part the protests were peaceful, and while they covered a variety of grievances, the common theme was simple.  "Donald Trump is Not My President."

Now, I'm going to assume that most of the folks out there protesting actually voted for Hillary the day before, and if you're among that group then you can feel free to skip this post entirely.  Nothing here applies to you.  However, if you're one of those folks protesting, yet couldn't be bothered to go out and vote, or you did that cute college hippie protest vote thing for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson, then I got some words for you. 


Now I like a little civil disobedience as much as the next liberal, and even now as I write this I'm still pissed as fuck about what happened.  But seriously?  What exactly do you think is going to happen?  You didn't bother to vote, or you wasted your vote on a protest because you couldn't vote for Daddy Bernie.  What earthly good will taking to the streets do now?  Do you think somehow between now and January 20th we're going to magically change the Constitution to prevent Donald Trump from being inaugurated, or is this a sudden case of "oops, my bad" for you as you realized about 2.5 seconds from pulling that lever for Jill Stein that you helped put an orange monster in the White House.

"We're out here to make our voices heard," you tell yourselves.  Sorry, but no, baby.  The time to make your voices heard was on November 8 when you should have stood in whatever line you had to, for as long as you had to (I stood for about 1 1/2 hours), and voted for Hillary Clinton.  But you couldn't tear your spoiled little millennial asses away from your mocha-choke-a-motherfucker latte and your Price is Right reruns to do the right thing when it mattered.  So now, either out of a sense of guilt, or as a means to get out of your dorm room for a couple of hours, Donald Trump has become your new fad cause-celeb re.


As far as I'm concerned, you people are DEAD to me.  You couldn't be bothered to do the right thing when it mattered.  So now you decide to get all "activist" and start screaming in the streets like it's a fucking party.  Meanwhile, on January 20, 2017 we'll be replacing the classiest first family my generation has ever known with Donald Trump and the FIRST SKANK (the only thing she has in common with the current first lady is a plagiarized speech), and God help anyone who isn't a heterosexual White male for the next four years.  You're part of the reason he was elected, and you're going to have to deal with the consequences of YOUR actions (or inaction) like the rest of us.  Hope you're happy.