Ever since the shitshow ended last week there has been a plethora of polite analyses about What The f*ck Just Happened. Desperate pundits are trying to be reasonable while describing how and why Fucko the Clown just won the election.
This is what Denial looks like:
The hubris of Hillary Clinton and the DNC empowered them to steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders because not only did she "deserve" the presidency, but they believed she could beat Fucko in the general election. Clinton, the DNC, and their donors, completely underestimated, or ignored, the Hillary hatred that has been simmering for decades, as well as the contempt voters have for establishment politics.
True. But the most insidious form of denial is always true. But it is not the whole truth. That is why denial is a complete waste of time and doesn't solve anything. It is always easier to accept and believe a partial truth because it is a distraction that keeps us from recognizing the larger, more uncomfortable truth.
Occam's razor. Noun. The maxim that assumptions introduced to explain a thing must not be multiplied beyond necessity.
Let's see how it works.
59,821,874 Americans voted for Fucko the Clown; therefore, there are 59,821,874 Crazy Stupid People in the United States. Regardless of the fact that the previous sentence sounds like a harsh generalization ... it is not. The only way anyone could vote for Fucko is if he/she is a Crazy Stupid Person. Rational smart people could not vote for, would never vote for, anyone like Fucko the Clown.
That's it. That's all we need to know. There were enough Crazy Stupid voters in the United States on November 8, 2016 , to elect Fucko the Clown.
Though that's the end of the story, we always want to know more. We need to know how and why this happened. The other uncomfortable truth is: In this case ... no we don't. It doesn't matter. Fucko the Clown is going to be the next president of the United States. End of story.
It's like one of my darker imaginings ... I'm in my doctor's office discussing recent lab tests and he tells me I've got lung cancer. I ask how? Why? He bluntly tells me because I smoked cigarettes for 44 years. That a perfectly valid explanation in a sense has nothing to do with the current problem. Smoking caused the cancer ... but the problem now isn't smoking ... it's having lung cancer. And the United States of America has Fucko the Clown.
That happened because there are too many Crazy Stupid People. But what if we want to know where Crazy Stupid People came from? I don't think that's our current problem but what the hell ... I'm not tired of typing yet so here are the broad strokes. There is obviously more to it but I don't have the time or will to go too far down my long, long list.
In 1987, the FCC got rid of the Fairness Doctrine unleashing Rush Limbaugh and all the rest of the lying a**holes who filled the radio airwaves with hate speech.
In 1996, Fox News began pumping out the same pernicious lies on cable television 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Let that sh*t simmer for 30 years, and you end up with Crazy Stupid People ... who voted for Fucko the Clown.The reason hate radio and Fox News took root and grew like weeds in the American Brain is because the country has always been a racist, misogynist, xenophobic, nation. Always. Hate radio and Fox News didn't seductively whisper lies into the ears of the American public ... they shouted. Loud and Clear. And about half of the population responded. And believed. Because millions of Americans find it easier to hate people of color, women, non-Christians, intellectuals, and anybody that's not "from here" because that's what they already believe. They just finally had a presence in the media who affirmed it.
Hate radio and Fox News blame the ills afflicting their audience on everyone except the real perpetrators. That is the fundamental lie of Hate radio and Fox News. Their purpose is to misdirect attention away from The Elite and blame everything on the most powerless amongst us. And their audience believed the lie because they were raised to believe it, they raise their children to believe it, and it's easier and more gratifying for Crazy Stupid people to join in with The Elite's oppression of women and minorities than collectively organize against their real overlords.
For the most part The United States of America, until last week anyway, wore a mask of sanity. The election of Fucko the Clown did away with the bother of even pretending to be sane. Just click around The Internet and you'll find example after example of Good Ol' American Guys and Gals taking their newly affirmed hate out for a spin and terrorizing women and people of color. There were enough reports of hate crimes in just the first three days after the election to convince any rational person that The United States America has taken off towards the darker territories previously inhabited by The Third Reich.