Sunday, January 22, 2017

Why Did Trump Happen

Trump happened because you banned super-sized sodas.  Because you banned smoking in parks.  Because you banned offensive ideas in parks. He happened because you branded people who oppose gay marriage ‘homophobic’ and people unsure about immigration ‘racist’. Because you treated owning a gun and never having eaten quinoa as signifiers of fascism. Because you thought correcting people’s attitudes was more important than finding them jobs. Because you turned “white man” from a description into an insult. Because you used slurs like “denier” and “dangerous” against anyone who doesn’t share your eco-pieties. Because you treated dissent as hate speech and criticism of Obama as extremism. Because you talked more about gender-neutral toilets than about homeless veterans. Because you beatified Caitlyn Jenner and demonized Chris Kyle. Because you policed people’s language, rubbished their parenting skills, and slammed their religious beliefs. Because you had a hissy fit when someone mocked the Koran but laughed when someone mocked the Bible. Because you said criticizing Islam is Islamophobia but Christians are just a bunch of “bitter clingers”. Because you kept telling people “You can’t think that, you can’t say that, you can’t do that”. Because you decided everyone needs to get a trophy just for showing up. Because anyone who disagrees with you is deplorable.

Donald J. Trump happened because he is not a politically correct politician. You can protest all you want. He’ll never change...much.

Donald J. Trump is the President of The United States. Get use to it. If you don’t, he’ll happen again in 2020.

Inspired by Brendan O’Neill 

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