Looking back, terminally

I don’t follow the minutia of Donald Trump Rally News — because I’m neither a jackass nor employed by CNN — but I do take note of headlines now and again, and I’m aware enough to stitch together the candidate’s shitty week-to-week narrative. (I’m also planning on attending a Donald Trump Rally this weekend, though I’m feeling more nauseated by the prospect with each passing day.) I’ve gotta say: I’m very sad after tuning into what happened in Fayetteville, N.C.

Watch the clip and read the news here, though be warned that the New York Daily News website is garbage. The gist: A 78-year-old white-bread neanderthal fuckhead cold-cocks a black protester who is walking up the stairs and, presumably, out of the event. Just sucker-punches the guy! (The protester is then wrangled to the floor by cops, because, well, shit, this is America, yeah?)

But the grizzled waste of space and cells then goes on to tell Inside Edition: “We don’t know who he is, but we know he’s not acting like an American…The next time we see him, we might have to kill him.” He was charged with assault, to quite likely little avail.

This is Trump Nation. (Never mind the fairly well reasoned Thomas Frank argument that millions of Americans support Trump for his trade policy.) The collective id of America — the squirrely backwoods rot that’s becoming far too visible to ignore for much longer — is a bad and unjust element of our society. It is what our nation was built on, but it’s never been the enshrined and democratic vision — a vision that some fools like myself still believe in. When Trump says he wants to Make America Great Again he knows what he means, and it’s got nothing to do with justice and equality. E Unibus Pluram.

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