Jesus suffering fuck. We’re at the very beginning of a national health care disaster; we just had approximately six and a half MILLION citizens put out of work and apply for unemployment benefits, people are looking at massive hospital bills while being unable to pay their rent or mortgages, and Comrade Donald J. Trump is bragging about talking his friend — Mohammed bin Salman, who had a Washington Post reporter murdered and dismembered — into working with the dictator of Russia — who interfered with the 2016 U.S. election in order to drop Trump into the White House — to raise the price of gasoline in order to increase profits for the oil and gas industry, which supports his bid for re-election.
There are SO MANY THINGS WRONG WITH THIS that you’d need a quantum computer to enumerate them. The only thing NOT wrong with this tweet is he spelled everything correctly.
It’s not just that Trump is tone deaf to the suffering of…well, everybody other than himself — it’s that he thinks there’s nothing wrong with associating with murderous dictators in order to aid industries that destroy the climate and the ecology for profit while his constituents are being killed by a pandemic he didn’t bother to mitigate.
I’ll say it again. Jesus suffering fuck.
Jesus suffering fuck. You couldn’t have said it better. And still he has support–more and more, if the polls are to be believed? Who *are* those… I don’t even know what to call them. Idiot seems too incomplete, monster too strong. Lost souls maybe? Are they all just lost souls?
The thing is, Trump gives his followers something at the national level that nobody else has given them — permission to be hateful, mean-spirited, racist, greedy, and self-centered. That’s pretty liberating for people who would LIKE to be awful, but have felt constrained by society. So it’s not surprising that his followers are so loyal to him.
What IS surprising — to me, at any rate — is that there are so many awful people. It never occurred to me that a third of the population of the US could be that awful. But clearly they are. It’s disappointing.