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Make America Great Again

For the past two years, these four words have terrorized anyone who was against Donald Trump, and I am in that camp. For the past two years, I have thought long and hard as to what Donald Trump actually meant by “Make America Great Again,” and I think I might have an answer. You see, one of the things that I often hear people of the older generations talk about is how they miss the days where they were growing up; the years where they were teenagers. Donald Trump was a teenager in the 1960’s, and, now that I think about it, that’s what it seems like we are at in 2017. In the 1960’s, America was a place where the KKK was rampant, racism was alive and well in the United States, and nuclear war was imminent. In 2017, the KKK is rampant, racism is alive and well, and nuclear war is imminent. In the 1960s, people were killed for protesting against racism. In 2017, people are being killed for protesting against racism. In the 1960s, Donald Trump was a coward. In 2017, Donald Trump is a coward. In the 1960s, we had a president who targeted the media, hoping to spread mistrust in the media (Nixon). In 2017, we have a president who targets the media, hoping to spread mistrust in the media.

So, I may have figured it out. When Donald Trump said he wanted to make America Great Again, he wanted to make America be like the 1960s.

The Traitor Flag

Something that I absolutely do no understand is US veterans referring to people who are against Donald Trump as traitors of the United States, yet still believe that the Confederate Flag is not a symbol of hatred and opression. They don’t understand that the Confederate flag is literally a symbol of being a traitor the United States.

This Flag :

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is literally a symbol of seceding from the United States and fighting against the United States in an effort to be separate from the United States. They didn’t want to be part of the country, yet when you proudly support this flag, and then argue that it’s heritage, you are arguing that your heritage is against the United States. You are supporting another nation, literally. A losing nation, who never won anything. They lost the only war they took part in, yet these “patriotic” people believe that flying the Confederate flag, which represents secession and anti-American rhetoric, is the definition of patriotism. How idiotic can be? Granted, you voted for Donald Trump, so the answer for that is clear.

I’m Back

So, it has been over a month since I’ve posted on here. Not because I didn’t want to, but life got in the way of hobbies, such as this. However, a lot has happened, and I wont even be able to cover everything, so let’s just go back as far as I can, starting most recent and then going back.

Donald Trump’s Trans Military Statement.

Seriously, what the fuck, Mr. President. Your bigotry and hatred of the LGBT community goes directly against your campaign promises. Not that you’ve kept any of the other ones, but this is low. You are saying that trans people don’t deserve to serve in the military because of the burden of the cost of transition surgery. Why not just ban the surgery while in the military. Also, the cost of the surgery is minuscule compared to the cost that the military pays for Viagra, so your argument is invalid. Shut up and let people live their lives. Also, I don’t think you deserve a say in what tax payers money goes to, especially considering that you don’t pay your taxes.

Donald Trump’s Statement at the Boy Scout’s Jamboree

This is a gathering of children. Do not use it to further your misinformed political bullshit. Do not make these children into your personal slaves. The last politician who did the kind of stuff that you are advocating for was Hitler, and he had a whole organization for it, Hitler’s Youth. Are we following the path of 1930’s Germany? If so, let’s spare the world and get rid of the evil dicktator now (spelling intentional).

John McCain’s “Heroic” Vote

First of all, fuck you John McCain. You get some of the best healthcare in the world, paid for by taxpayers, and when you came back from your surgery for your cancer, you voted to strip millions of their healthcare. You are selfish, and you don’t deserve your position. You are a war hero, but you are certainly not a hero to the American people anymore if your priorities lie with ensuring that Trumps stupid agenda is met and advanced.

Sean Spicer Leaving as Press Secretary

Good for you, Sean Spicer. However, I’ll miss Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of you. But all good things must come to an end. RIP Spicer’s career.

What a Week

This week has been one of the most stressful weeks of my life. Even now, at 3:05 AM, I’m kind of freaking out.

This week, I had my final exams for my final quarter of my undergraduate career. I have done nothing but study and pack and get ready for my move to Sacramento. I haven’t even had time to watch the Comey Senate Hearing yet, but that is definitely on my list of things to do.

In short, I have no idea what’s going on in the world for the first time in years. But it’s worth it, for now.

In 7 hours, my graduation ceremony begins. I have worked hard for my degree, and I’m happy it’s finally here. It’s time that I change my information though, as I am no longer a student at CSU, East Bay.

Stop and Help Everyone

There are some things that I think that the current occupant of the White House should see. He should see the faces of those who are terrified of his agenda. He should see the people who his Health Care Act is going to impact, the 24 million people who are going to lose their medical coverage thanks to him. He should see the resistance to his agenda that is taking place around the nation in the colleges and universities. He should see the worldwide mockery that he is.

But a little more light hearted, he should see this:

I think that the third sentence in this video is the most important thing anyone has ever said. He says, “I should like to help everyone, if possible.” That’s what he needs to do. Help everyone. If that is not possible, he should resign. The current occupant of the White House has done more to divide this nation than anyone else. He has grabbed hold of fear and hatred and used it to propel his political and business aspirations.

He helps only himself and those who support him. This needs to stop. Mr. President, you should be helping everyone. The people of America. IF that is not possible, and I know it is not, especially from you, then the way for you to give back to this great nation is step aside, take your hatred and your bigotry, and resign. Leave the White House, leave politics. We didn’t want you. We didn’t elect you. So either help the people of America, or leave.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Since Inauguration Day 2017, the thought that has gone through my head the most is “What is wrong with you?” The current occupant of the White House has done more to completely destroy the United States and the World.

Yesterday, the Cheeto in Chief withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, making the United States one of only three nations not to be in the Agreement, joining the extremely reputable nations of Syria and Nicaragua. And why did he do this?

Who the hell knows. Probably for some reason that reflects his personal business interests. But one thing is certain, this single action has the potential to be detrimental to the earth. Unless we fight it. And fight it, we will. Already, California, New York, and Washington have banded together, announcing a coalition to continue to implement Paris Agreement regulations on their states. But there are still 47 other states. Please, stand up and resist the Giant Cheesepuff. There is no Plan B if the Earth is destroyed, and we cannot let one man’s ego get in the way of future generations.

Um, What?

At 9:09 PST, President Donald Trump sent the following tweet:

“Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

As of 11:40 PM, it is still up. The only thing I can think of to ask in a time like this is…what?

What the hell is a covfefe? Are you even trying anymore Mr. President? While quite entertaining, you’re starting to scare me with stuff like this. Please, explain what covfefe is because we need to know. WE NEED TO KNOW MR. PRESIDENT.

Can We All Copy Illinois?

I can’t believe that I actually just typed that, but, for the first time since I can ever remember, Illinois had a great action. This morning, Illinois passed a law that provides for automatic voter registration at the age of 18. This can have a myriad of advantages, with very few disadvantages.

The most important advantage that this it can be used to eliminate voter suppression. If everyone is registered to vote at the age of 18, then no one who shows up to the voting booth is going to be denied the ability to vote, nor will the fundamentals of democracy be placed at risk. Because Illinois established the automatic voter registration, this is going to do a lot for the people of Illinois. The rest of the country should follow this.

However, one of the arguments is that people don’t want to be registered to vote, but they still benefit from the system. This is not going to require people to vote, after all, most people who are registered to vote don’t. But it does make sure that everyone who wants to vote is able to vote, and, in our system of Democracy, that is a fundamental right that has been denied for far too long.

What a Week

Holy crap, y’all. This has been quite a week. I already talked about the Manchester attacks, so I’m not going to again in this post, but even since then, it’s been one hell of a week.

First off, Donald Trump. Okay, so this is a little bit about the Manchester attack, but more so the intelligence that came out afterwards, and the leaks that came out to the New York Times that gave pictures, information, names, etc, and the New York Times released the information mere hours after the attack. This caused a large amount of tension between the United States and the United Kingdom. The information leaks have to stop. The President needs to learn to keep his mouth shut. We don’t want to hear his voice anyway.

Secondly, Montana. On Wednesday night, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte straight up bodyslammed a reporter from the Guardian. Like, straight up bodyslammed, like a WWE wrestler. All because the candidate didn’t like the question that the reporter asked him. What’s worse than this, HE WON THE ELECTION. AFTER THE INCIDENT. 47.2% of the voters in Montana knew this happened, and still voted for him. This is a result of the Trump rhetoric, where you can do or say anything, and the people will still blindly follow and vote for them.

Third, again, Donald Trump. Yesterday, in a photo op with the leaders of NATO nations, the following happened:

In case you don’t know, the man that Trump shoved out of the way to be at the front and center of the picture is the president of NATO, the man in charge of the organization, but Trump’s ego caused him to literally shove him out of the way, so he could be at the front of the picture. How pathetic and ego-centric do you have to be to need to be at the front of the attention in a group of people who are much more qualified to be leaders than you?

Another Pointless Attack

I am absolutely heartbroken to hear about the attacks in Manchester. There is absolutely no reason that any monster should do something like that. All this does is add fire to the xenophobia that the world seems to harbor, which, in turn, gives the terrorists more of a canvas to use to paint their plan. The more we hate them, the more fire they have to use against us. That is why they attack civilians. This was an Ariana Grande concert, which means that the majority of those in attendance were kids, teens, and young adults. Kids and teens were killed tonight because of a stupid ideology by a heartless terrorist. But let us not forget, Love trumps Hate. We will continue to love and support our friends, family, and strangers. We are not going to give in to the xenophobia that they want, that Trump wants, that the right supports. We’re better than that. So please, continue to love. Continue to support, and please, keep those who were injured and the family members of those who were killed tonight in your thoughts and prayers.

Please watch this video from James Corden regarding the attacks.