Oh Donald… If you’re looking for a break, you won’t find one in 2020. And no, you can’t just decide not to have the election this year. If you ban TikTok, your best choice is to look into investing in a few American made alternatives to the viral video social media platform. Seriously. Not a bad choice for anyone with some spare cash. But Donald, at least you’ve been able to maintain your antiquated worldview throughout your term as president. We all greatly appreciate your consistency.
In all seriousness, I’m not here to bash our commander in chief or anyone else for that matter. But when I see an opportunity to discuss more deeply the complexities of the American government and the circus that follows it, I take it. Where would we be today without politics? People might actually enjoy using Twitter. Really though… consider it. If Twitter was just a fun place to connect peacefully about shared interests… Well nevermind. It isn’t. There is a lot of garbage out there. For every rose you’ll find a dozen thorns. A lot of the arguing on political issues and current events lack a representative for a “correct” side, so everyone simply continues to yell and nothing ever truly gets resolved. One of today’s headlines is a perfect example. Trump made a comment about a repeal to the fair housing act (AFFH) stating that suburban housewives would be safer without low income families invading their neighborhoods. Ok, maybe… Wait… No. The vast majority of your suburban housewives live in retirement communities, and the rest… They’re in their suburban houses. The act isn’t going to force an HOA to build a cheap apartment building at the end of one of its dog-bone cul-de-sacs. Anyone moving into that neighborhood is going to pay for the luxury. Price up, crime down. Any Trump, non white non suburban non housewives are not necessarily criminals. Poor residents of economically depressed regions with unmet needs are criminals. In any case, all this followed the recent announcement of Joe Biden’s running mate, non white non male Kamala Harris.
There are a few things that need to be said. Of course Trump is being ridiculous, but he needs any support her can get, and he’s flailing. Biden’s choice in running mate is just as politically strategic… but it’s also a good decision. He isn’t catching the same flak that Trump is for attempting to pander to an audience, but the intention is the same. The real red flag is the age and lack of social awareness being exhibited. I’m not sure what else to say. As an 80s baby, I see the problems society is facing from every angle, and I don’t think our candidates do. The call to action here for you, the reader, is to be as involved as possible. Americans still live in a democracy, and we currently have commination platforms such as Twitter that allow all voices to be heard instantly, by anyone and everyone, when necessary. If you see something wrong, say something. My only other advice is to ignore symptoms that the law is meant to handle and look for problems with the law and lawmakers themselves. Neither side is winning in America. They’re just moving further apart and creating a real threat of civil conflict.
Freedom is an illusion. Even the roaming hunter falls after he jumps.