GRYFFINDOR: “But please do not fear for me. I have no fear myself. The old monsters are gone. The old curses have echoed to silence. And if my immortal soul is lost to me, something yet remains. I remain.” -John Logan (Vanessa Ives: Penny Dreadful: The Day Tennyson Died)
Honestly, 100% the absolute most frightening thing about Donald Trump is not only what he says or what he does, but it’s the fact that no person is taking him seriously.
“But he’s funny!!” Even people who are opposed to him are still reblogging funny videos and shit and funny vines or whatever. People who are opposed to Trump and care about politics but are sitting out or going third-party because “meeh Hillary” or because they do not see this man as a threat. I do, and I’m fucking fearful, because so help me god if Trump is actually elected.
And some people are going to go “Well it obviously cannot happen, there’s just no way he’ll win, there’s no reason to worry.” Except there 100% IS REASON TO WORRY.
HE WON THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION. People actually voted for him in the primaries and he actually WON THEM, that’s complete proof that tons of people WILL vote for him, possibly way more now he’s the nominee. And the Republican Party has officially become the party of Trump, un-apologetically, they just gave up in fighting him. The overblown racism and xenophobia and the amount of insane people in that RNC convention is proof that the party is no longer about a specific ideal, but it is about ONE MAN. That is NOT good.
The fact that Trump is truly- honest and for truly the Republican nominee, and is rising in the polls, is 100% proof that he CAN win. The winner of this election will ONLY be a Republican or Democrat. This is not opinion, this is a fact.
Trump is a man who openly PRAISES dictators like Putin, Kim Jong-un and Saddam Hussein (people who either killed millions, put them in slave camps or silenced opposition through murder), is openly backed by neo-Nazis and is a white supremacist himself, wants to ban Muslims and violate their civil liberties and freedoms like Hitler did with the Jews, and he wants to create havoc in our global economy, and he’s pro-torture too, and he and his supporters are VIOLENTLY anti-Mexican, hate crimes committed in the name of Trump HAVE HAPPENED. One of Trump’s advisors actually promoted the murder of Hillary Clinton, his opponent, not as a joke, but because he meant it and actually wants it to happen.
DICTATORS CAN- AND HAVE COME TO POWER THROUGH DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS. That is literally what happened with Hitler back in 1932, look it up if you don’t believe me.
Trump is not hilarious and is not to be taken lightly just because you think he won’t win, he absolutely CAN win and is the biggest threat to my country I have ever seen.
So don’t fucking tell me you will sit out this election, I don’t give a shit if you’re pro-Bernie or Anti-Hillary or in a “both parties are the same” mood, because it’s clear both parties ARE NOT THE SAME. Fucking register, and vote. This election is a little more than 3 months away, that time will fly by fast, so register now.
Favorite fandom: Mass Effect! Also I have fallen face first into the Shenko fandom send help
Languages you speak: English and I know a bit of ASL
Last article you read: Reading is for nerds! (I have absolutely no idea when the last time I read an article was).
Shuffle your music library and put the first three titles here: Oooh! White Blank Page - Mumford&Sons, We Might Fall - RyanStar, and The Reptile Room - Thomas Newman (Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events Soundtrack).
Any phobias or fears: Hmm, no phobias but I do have a fear of heights I suppose? It’s not as bad as it was when I was a child.
How your friends would describe you: An “old soul”. Jesus-freak. Nerd. Funny.
How your enemies would describe you: Jesus-freak. Annoying. Smiley. …. I dunno if I really have any TBH.
Would you take a bullet for someone: I’d like to think that I would be willing to take a bullet for anybody because Jesus is all that’s waiting for me on the other side but thankfully I haven’t been in a situation that tested this resolve.
If you had money to spare, what would you buy first?: I’d make sure my family is all set, and I guess after that I’d just make sure I could cover the rent for a few months :D