the internet scares me. it makes me think people really would vote for trump. it makes me think people really believe obama is part of a conspiracy hatched decades ago to put a racist homosexual kenyan marxist-anarchist-fascist (say what?) in the white house. i'm losing faith in people with each new facebook group dedicated to shit like this.I'm not going to give out his name in case he doesn't want it to be any more public than his FB account. I initially wanted to respond straight to his post, but then decided I should say the following here (after the fold):
Imagine what the world looked like to African Americans pre-1865 or the years surrounding and leading up to the Civil Rights Movement in the south. Maybe it's because we're older and more aware of what's going on around us, but the country is losing its damn mind again, for the second time in the last decade-ish. We went batshit on Muslims and look-alikes, and now we're seriously entertaining buried racist ideology simply because Obama is one of those brown people, and just can't possibly be one of us. But that's not enough. The same people have to other him even more by making him the brown person who is also a socialist commie fascist pigdog, because once we accept that as the truth, we can do anything to him and feel no remorse.
|The Joker Socialist -- a double othering...|
|Because we have a rabid fear of terrorism...|
|Because clearly they've done so much harm to humanity...|
Personally, I dread that day. I wish I lived in a country where the future of my children would not be so fraught by what will undoubtedly appear to them as utter stupidity. But that's not the future my children or your children will have. Maybe one day we'll get it right, and the evils of everyday life will be relatively minor, dealt with on a case by case basis. The history of humanity, however, says otherwise, but I am always hopeful for a better tomorrow...