not voting at all is the real problem

It’s weird how something as mundane as someone jokingly bumping into me can trigger a shutdown or a meltdown. Happened to me yesterday, while i was trying to maintain my “Neurotypical mask” at work.

This person kept ramming herself against me, because i told her that she represented an “obstacle” between me and the person i needed to talk to (i was trying to crack a joke like NT tend to do, in order to fit in a little bit better.). Needless to say, i wasn’t really productive after that.

I left my work crying, barely able to walk or to think, and i went to my bed for the rest of the evening, curled up, tired and yet unable to sleep. This kind of thing tend to happen to me at least twice a week, for the most mundane reasons.

Yes, it’s frustrating. Yes, i often wish i could be stronger, more resistant. Yes, sometimes, i hate myself and i think of me as weak. Do I blame my autism for all of that ? Do i wish that my autism could just go away ? No. Absolutely not.

I blame society for its ableism. I blame this system for making me afraid to say the words “Please, don’t touch me like that, i’m autistic and it upsets me”.

I blame society for making me not being able to be upfront about my diagnosis, without risking to lose my job, my independance, my right to vote (i saw a documentary recently about autistic people in France. And yeah, one of them clearly stated that he was not allowed to vote…), my freedom.

Relatives of autistic people, ask yourself if the problems your autistic relatives are facing, and your own issues, are really due to their autism or if the real problem is the way society is shaped.

Society is putting a deep pressure on those who are deemed different (because of their disability, sexuality, skin tone and so on) and being “out” and proud about who you are and your difference is shameful and should be repressed, by society’s standards. 

Support your autistic relatives. Help them. Love them. Try to understand them. And, most of all, listen to them, whatever way they’re using to communicate with you.

And you, my dear autistic readers, here’s a reminder to you : you’re awesome, you’re so strong to handle everything that society is putting up on us and you’re definitely worthy of love

Let Me Be Your Call Boy Masterlist

Let Me Be Your Call Boy | After coming out as gay to his friends on his birthday, the last thing Dan is expecting is to be gifted a call boy as a present, let alone one that’s been paid for for the entire night. Allowing Phil to show him the ropes is his first mistake, paying him to come back every week is his second, and using him to convince his parents he really is gay is his third. As a successful lawyer, the money isn’t the problem - falling in love is. | Phan | Mature | Smut (blowjobs, fingering, rimming, edging, intercourse), Sex Addiction, Prostitution (and discussions of all the risks that come with it), Escort Business, Mentions of Eating Disorders, Near-Rape and Semi-Violence, but nothing explicit. Warnings at the beginnings of each chapter | 252,000 Words (Complete)

Disclaimer: In no way do I claim that this is real or cast aspersions on Dan or Phil.

For reference, @embarrassing-myself​ is Dan, @snowbunnylester​ (was insanityplaysfics) is Phil. 

Voted First Place in Best Smut and Best Collab in the Phanfic Awards 2016!

Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | Chapter Four | Chapter Five | Chapter Six | Chapter Seven | Chapter Eight | Chapter Nine | Chapter Ten | Chapter Eleven | Chapter Twelve | Chapter Thirteen | Chapter Fourteen: Epilogue

The RudePundit: F*ck You, Rural Elitist

“And there you have the reason why liberals are called "elitist.” We actually know that most of our taxes go to the Republican-run states. We aren’t fucking hypocrites who condemn government, elect people who want to shrink government, and then are pissed off when the government doesn’t offer enough services. We don’t get our news from conspiracy theorists and liars. Are there excesses on the left? Of course. We’re fuckin’ human. But when one group is inclusive of all races and religions and genders and sexual orientations and more, while the other pines for a time when white Christians ran everything, it’s pretty damn clear who the real elitists are.

What you’re calling ‘elitism’ is just simply not being ignorant. We don’t have our heads shoved up Jesus’s ass. … You can stop explaining the white working class rural conservative Christian farming folk, hot-takers and self-justifiers. Instead, why don’t you explain liberalism to them? Why don’t you explain that jobs are drying up and communities are dying not because of abortion and same-sex marriage but because of Republican economic policies that have favored the wealthy, most of whom live in cities, including a certain president-elect they voted for who took advantage of those very policies in order to stay rich? Ultimately, though, it won’t matter. Because despite every fucking word to the contrary, the real problem is that those who voted for Trump are racist. They are sexist. They are Islamophobic. They are ignorant.

The whole thrust of these ‘let’s learn about the yokels’ articles is to imply that there are real Americans and there are coastal elites. Sorry, motherfuckers. We’re all Americans. And if I have to suffer under your stupid, you have to hear about our smarts.”

Let me clarify:

When someone says they’re antifem, (for the most part, because I obviously cannot accurately speak on behalf of all antifems) they mean anti first-world feminism. Ya know, the kind of feminism that’s inherently not necessary whatsoever??

As an antifem, I do not support the feminist movement as it stands today, because of the majority of what it stands for. In today’s society, the “feminism” I see is over the smallest, most ridiculous things, like beauty standards (Note: beauty standards are NOT gendered expectations; they apply to men and women alike), or the wage gap myth. (Notice how I said ‘myth’ there? ;) )

At the same time, as an antifem, the feminism I DO support is the feminism that fights against child marriages and REAL rape culture; the feminism that’s needed in countries like the Middle East or North Korea.

It pisses me off when first-world feminists will bicker and argue about nothing but liberal garbage. Boo-hoo, the Facebook friend-request icon has a man who’s portrayed as larger than the woman next to him. There are people —CHILDREN— dying in fucking Syria. How about the women and young girls in Africa forced to breast iron? And the only time you choose to bring up these children is when an antifem said, “You are what’s wrong with modern feminism,” on your tumblr post about “oppression”.

I don’t support the feminist movement as it stands today because, frankly, it’s garbage. It’s garbage and it’s flawed. Before, feminism was about real issues, like not being able to vote or have say in government. The feminism today is all about needlessly empowering women and knocking down men, labeling all men as evil entities that solely live to rape and oppress. I’m not about that. I believe in real equality, so until you get your head out of your fucking ass and actually try to fix the problems you say your feminism is against, I’m an antifem. Until I see feminists representing feminism as it’s defined (“the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities”, Merriam-Webster), instead of the man-hate I constantly see in every facet social media, I’m an antifem. Stop using the bigger problems as a facade to hide behind your computer and argue about not being able to run around shirtless, when in all reality you aren’t doing fucking shit to benefit anyone.

markhamillz  asked:

Honestly, 16 is as young as I'd dare go when it comes to those kind of relationships. Any younger, and you're really skirting some creepy territory, and any older is basically an adult. Tumblr likes to fish for fake drama, when the real problems get ignored or excused

I personally think it depends on personal maturity. I am sure we all know adults who make horribly impulsive and self destructive decisions, as well as mature and we’ll rounded teens.

Same with voting.

-jackson

What if... the RFA members all went to the same high school? An RFA HC series.

My first HC! It was hella fun to write. 2nd 3rd 4th 4th(cont) 5th 6th 7th 8th9th 10th

Enjoy~

Jumin:

  • He’d be so handsome and rich. Typical popular kid that people claim they’re friends with, but who really aren’t.  
  • He’d obviously be the rich kid. Junior class president, then Senior class president only because all the girls vote for him  
  • Would have a tough time making real friends.  
  • He’d bribe the administration into getting him out of useless classes and while they’re at it, create a cat-care class
  • He’d always disappear during lunch because he’s embarrassed about his own personal chef.
  • You know you’re close to him when his perfect kid façade melts away and he fanboys with you over cat photos
  • “This one! Omg I NEED THIS. She’s perfect…”

Jaehee:

  • She’s that girl who’s really smart in the corner who is only addressed when someone needs help on a problem.
  • And when you do approach her for help, she adjusts her glasses and says
  • “Well, let’s take a look at that, shall we…”
  • Then she goes on to make you feel unintelligent (you still figured out the problem though) thanks Baehee
  • Hates group projects because they hinder her ability to work  
  • She’d be president of French Club, BPA, and Key Club at the same time
  • At least it gives her an excuse when someone she doesn’t like asks her if she’s going to some “awkward high school social event”  
  • “Homecoming, Jaehee?” “Sorry, volunteering for Key Club.”
  • “Who’re you asking to Sadie’s?” “Nobody. Going to France for French Club.”  
  • “Prom-” “BPA competition.” 
  • Just accept my love, Baehee ;; 

Yoosung:

(His high school life was explained somewhat in the game… so I’ll just expand on it.)

  • He’s student body president, two years in a row
  • Don’t ask me how  
  • He’s the kid who stays behind every class period to talk to the teacher
  • “Hope you have a good day!”
  • He’s got a perfect GPA because nobody can bear his face when he gets a bad grade
  • It’s just… all dam-about-to-burst
  • Every time.  
  • Every time.
  • Maybe he’s not such a teachers’ pet… but the teachers are his pets??
  • His handwriting is bubbly and adorable
  • But his essays are crap and he can’t analyze to save his life don’t worry Yoosung I can’t either
  • The one time he cheated on an English test he held it in as long as could before literally spilling his guts to the teacher a month later, the guilt too much for him  
  • “It’s okay, Yoosung. Just don't… just don’t cry!” dammit 

Zen:

  • StuCo? He got no time fo dat
  • He’d flirt with the ladies during passing time and lunch  
  • “A rose for you, pretty girl”
  • This is how he realized he should go into acting, as he discovered all the girls would melt under his manipulation  
  • But he remained forever the gentleman, Only using his powers for good
  • Sometimes the student council will ask him to speak during assemblies because he’s able to get the crowd quiet HELLA fast
  • He’s the guy with like 20 appearances in the yearbook
  • He’s literally everywhere . To the point where it’s kinda annoying.  
  • And he’ll sign the biggest picture of him for you in his flourishing signature
  • That he practiced for days just for this moment 

707:

  • Seven is the awkward guy in all your classes who only flourishing in the IT room
  • He completed all the problems in his math and physics textbooks before the teacher could even assign homework.
  • He doesn’t get the point of labs because he already knows what will happen the little cheater
  • He has a period of independent study with the IT teacher, and when he tried to apply to get his full schedule consisting of that, he got reprimanded  
  • Didn’t stop him from hacking the district’s servers tho
  • He has a mini monitor and raspberry pi in his backpack so that he can work on his coding wherever there’s power
  • He’s so smart that he doesn’t even need to talk to the teacher for them to know about it. He kinda just glances at them before busting his head into a textbook
  • One time he tried bringing spare parts to school so he could work on building a robot in class
  • That didn’t go so well XD
  • Let’s just say Seven made several trips to the principal’s office before he realized how the “system worked

Saeran:

  • Saeran is the little emo kid who hasn’t yet hit his growth spurt aww gimme this cutie
  • Black backpack black highlights black makeup black clothes black shoes
  • You get the idea, right?
  • He talks in really short sentences with little to no emotion
  • So when something DOES spark emotion out of this cute fuzzball it’s the most amazing thing EVER.
  • The teacher knows never to call on him but perhaps there’s a substitute today:
  • “Saeran, the answer to number 12?”
  • “…”
  • And he just slowly blushes a deeper and deeper red as the rest of the class looks at him
  • Eventually he just runs out of the classroom
  • He’s been through counseling before
  • But every time it ends up being a staring contest between him and the counselor
  • We all know who wins
  • Stare into my deep azure orbs, you feel like you’re getting sleepy… sleepy… slee…py…
  • He’s got spare contacts in his backpack just in case something happens to his.
  • One day Luciel pranked him by switching them out with different colors
  • It just ended up scaring everybody…………….. Yeah.
  • Akame ga Kill just took on a whole new meaning, folks.
  • He always carries around lollipops though. Like everywhere. He’s a super kind, misunderstood child.

anonymous asked:

*throws hands up* why cant people just say their piece (vote once) and just let the results be what they will be? Thats rude to stuff the ballots and this is why we can't have nice things. Sorry to rant like that a second.

No I completely agree! I didn’t limit to one vote per person initially since that requires being signed into google to vote. And that excludes the people who don’t have google accounts. 

Now I’m trying to decide if I should just let it fall as it does now, as all the shenanigans kept it near 50/50 anyway… or go through and remove votes that look suspicious. 

the problem with removing votes is some bad ones will inevitably slip through and good ones will be tossed. Because the only real guide I have to go on is large chunks of EXACTLY THE SAME VOTE in a matter of minutes. 

I wish google forms collected IP addresses in the spreadsheet data. Timestamps are good, but IP would really let me cull the extras. 


EDIT: On the flip side, I guess it is my fault since I didn’t limit right away. Also, should I feel honored that people care enough to go ballot stuffing? Cause seriously? How often does that happen with something as inconsequential as this?

Bill Maher is probably the textbook definition of smug Hollywood liberal. Within the last few minutes of his latest show, I must’ve gotten 57 reminders why I don’t watch it typically. He just refuses to acknowledge the tensions symptomatic to capitalism – whereas people like Bernie Sanders and Anne Coulter recognize that problems and tensions exist (albeit in watered down or decontextualized fashion) because they push at the edges of mainstream political discourse on opposite sides, Maher just sits back in his armchair, smugly calling the working class idiots and ignoring all the real concerns that animate this system. The anti-capitalist left is weak these days, and it doesn’t help that what passes for “left” is spineless centrism devoid of any substance. Maher and other ivory tower liberals are part of the reason why fascism festers and grows.

Neoliberalism disempowers the people through top-down privatization and outsourcing. Huge sectors of the working class population feel this disempowerment. Democrats insist that the system works just fine, that they just need to get out there and vote, that surface reforms will fix all the rampant problems associated with capitalism. Democrats continue to maintain neoliberal economy that boosts bosses and crushes workers. Working class people continue to feel disempowered because no amount of shallow liberal rhetoric is going to materially empower them. Republicans come along and say, “yes, you are disempowered, and it’s because of THOSE PEOPLE: the immigrants, the SJWs, the moochers.” The democrat wing of the bourgeoisie must recognize this trend, and understand that greater autonomy for workers and rightful blame at the rich and capitalism itself would solve much of these patterns of proto-fascism, but it’s better to have rampant racism in society than to have workers getting wrongheaded ideas about their station in life. These workers can then be made, through carefully targeted ideology, to fight as footsoldiers for ruling class interests – when other large sectors of the working class start focusing their anger and disenfranchisement at the system as a whole, rather than at other segments of the disempowered, then you’re going to start seeing “footsoldiers for ruling class interests” using intimidation and nationalism to push the landscape towards fascism. Fascism is an ever-present shadow to capitalism, a subterranean kthulu that sits beneath the surface and comes out to reveal class society’s true nature when threatened. Certain sectors of the ruling class will pursue their own laissez-faire interests, while other sectors will then gather the people subsequently ticked off by privatization and outsourcing and redirect their fire towards the feared Other. This is the defensive apparatus of capitalist political economy at work, morphing its shape as necessary.

P.S.  Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.
     And I’m not advocating for Hillary or Bernie. I like them both but frankly I wish the next president was a conservative only because we had Obama for eight years and we need balance. And not because I particularly enjoy the conservative agenda. I just think the government should reflect the people. And we are about 40 percent conservative and 40 percent liberal. When I was growing up and when I was a younger man, liberals and conservatives were friends with differences.
     They weren’t enemies. And it always made sense that everyone gets a president they like for a while and then hates the president for a while. But it only works if the conservatives put up a good candidate. A good smart conservative to face the liberal candidate so they can have a good argument and the country can decide which way to go this time.
     Trump is not that. He’s an insane bigot. He is dangerous.
He already said he would expand libel laws to sue anyone who “writes a negative hit piece” about him. He says “I would open up the libel laws so we can sue them and win lots of money. Not like now. These guys are totally protected.” He said that. He has promised to decimate the first amendment. (If you think he’s going to keep the second amendment intact you’re delusional.) And he said that Paul Ryan, speaker of the house will “pay” for criticizing him. So I’m saying this now because if he gets in there we won’t be able to criticize him anymore.
    Please pick someone else. Like John Kasich. I mean that guy seems okay. I don’t like any of them myself but if you’re that kind of voter please go for a guy like that. It feels like between him and either democrat we’d have a decent choice. It feels like a healthier choice. We shouldn’t have to vote for someone because they’re not a shocking cunt billionaire liar.
     We should choose based on what direction the country should go. I get that all these people sound like bullshit soft criminal opportunists. The whole game feels rigged and it’s not going anywhere but down anymore. I feel that way sometimes.
     And that voting for Trump is a way of saying “fuck it. Fuck them all”. I really get it. It’s a version of national Suicide. Or it’s like a big hit off of a crack pipe. Somehow we can’t help it. Or we know that if we vote for Trump our phones will be a reliable source of dopamine for the next four years. I mean I can’t wait to read about Trump every day. It’s a rush. But you have to know this is not healthy.
     If you are a true conservative. Don’t vote for Trump. He is not one of you. He is one of him. Everything you have heard him say that you liked, if you look hard enough you will see that he one day said the exact opposite. He is playing you.
     In fact, if you do vote for Trump, at least look at him very carefully first. You owe that to the rest of us. Know and understand who he is. Spend one hour on google and just read it all. I don’t mean listen to me or listen to liberals who put him down. Listen to your own people. Listen to John Mccain. Go look at what he just said about Trump. “At a time when our world has never been more complex or more in danger… I want Republican voters to pay close attention to what our party’s most respected and knowledgeable leaders and national security experts are saying about Mr. Trump, and to think long and hard about who they want to be our next Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”
     When Trump was told what he said, Trump said "Oh, he did? Well, that’s not nice,” he told CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. “He has to be very careful.”
When pressed on why, Trump tacked on: “He’ll find out.”
     Do you really want a guy to be president who threatens John McCain? Because John McCain cautiously and intelligently asked for people to be thoughtful before voting for him? He didn’t even insult Trump. He just asked you to take a good look. And Trump told him to look out. Remember that Trump entered this race by saying that McCain is not a war hero. A guy who was shot down, body broken and kept in a POW camp for years. Trump said “I prefer the guys who don’t get caught.”
     Why did he say that? Not because he meant it or because it was important to say. He said it because he’s a bully and every bully knows that when you enter a new school yard, you go to the toughest most respected guy on the yard and you punch him in the nose. If you are still standing after, you’re the new boss. If Trump is president, he’s not going to change. He’s not going to do anything for you. He’s going to do everything for himself and leave you in the dust.
     So please listen to fellow conservatives. But more importantly, listen to Trump. Listen to all of it. Everything he says. If you liked when he said that “torture works” then go look at where he took it back the next day. He’s a fucking liar.
     A vote for Trump is so clearly a gut-vote, and again I get it. But add a little brain to it and look the guy up. Because if you vote for him because of how you feel right now, the minute he’s president, you’re going to regret it. You’re going to regret it even more when he gives the job to his son. Because American democracy is broken enough that a guy like that could really fuck things up. That’s how Hitler got there. He was voted into power by a fatigued nation and when he got inside, he did all his Hitler things and no one could stop him.
    Again, I’m not saying vote democrat or vote for anyone else. If Hilary ends up president it should be because she faced the best person you have and you and I both chose her or him or whoever. Trump is not your best. He’s the worst of all of us. He’s a symptom to a problem that is very real. But don’t vote for your own cancer. You’re better than that.
     That’s just my view. At least right now. I know I’m not qualified or particularly educated and I’m not right instead of you. I’m an idiot and I’m sure a bunch of you are very annoyed by this. Fucking celebrity with an opinion. I swear this isn’t really a political opinion. You don’t want to know my political opinions.   (And I know that I’m only bringing myself trouble with this shit.) Trump has nothing to do with politics or ideology. He has to do with himself. And really I don’t mean to insult anyone. Except Trump. I mean to insult him very much. And really I’m not saying he’s evil or a monster. In fact I don’t think Hitler was. The problem with saying that guys like that are monsters is that we don’t see them coming when they turn out to be human, which they all are. Everyone is. Trump is a messed up guy with a hole in his heart that he tries to fill with money and attention. He can never ever have enough of either and he’ll never stop trying. He’s sick. Which makes him really really interesting. And he pulls you towards him which somehow feels good or fascinatingly bad. He’s not a monster. He’s a sad man. But all this makes him horribly dangerous if he becomes president. Give him another TV show. Let him pay to put his name on buildings. But please stop voting for him. And please watch Horace and Pete.
— 

 Louis CK’s Anti-Trump Letter

fuck panda bears and unicorns, louis ck is my spirit animal 

Here’s an idea…

Instead of buying an overly priced iPhone to take a picture of your boobs and post it on social media to show support for feminism. Rather donate some money to build schools for girls in Somalia, or to help rape victims pay for their lawyers, or to save children in Malaysia from being sex trafficked.

I know that in first world countries our REAL PROBLEMS do include gender roles and double standards , but feminism and equality is not only for women in the US or Europe.

We will never be free so long as our sisters in Iraq are unable to vote.

I’m sorry, but taking nudes should not be your priority. It should be a norm not some sort of protest action. If you think you’re fighting patriarchy by being a narcissist; you’re wrong. Men don’t have to take nudes to feel independent, neither do you.

The important thing is that you remember The Sisterhood and that it involves all women, not just rich, white women from first world countries.

Trump thinks he can win votes by fanning the flames of fear and hatred. By turning neighbor against neighbor. By persuading you that the real problem in America is your fellow Americans – people who don’t look like you, or don’t talk like you, or don’t worship like you…

That’s Donald Trump’s America. An America of fear and hate. An America where we all break apart. Whites against Blacks and Latinos. Christians against Muslims and Jews. Straight against gay. Everyone against immigrants. Race, religion, heritage, gender – the more factions the better.

—  Elizabeth Warren
The 100 3x04 - Bellamy Blake is allowed to make mistakes, basically.

Okay, so with every episode so far this season I’ve written my pros and cons of the episode overall, and then I’ve written a separate post focusing in on one topic in particular.

Last week I wrote a post talking about why Clarke’s actions were not OOC. This week I am tackling Bellamy (y u keep making my faves the complex ones?!?)

In summary: My feelings are complicated and I yo-yo over a few things. Overall, I’m okay with it because I think that it CAN be explained. The issue is the pacing of the show has not allowed certain things to breathe. So, here we go.

NOTE: Having now typed up my thoughts, I actually feel 100% better about this episode!

Keep reading

Trump is not your best. He’s the worst of all of us. He’s a symptom to a problem that is very real. But don’t vote for your own cancer. You’re better than that.
— 

Louis CK, on Trump

American comedian Louis CK has compared Donald Trump to Hitler and branded him an “insane bigot” in a lengthy but worth the read email.

In the 1,430 word email announcing the sixth episode of his web series Horace and Pete, CK took the opportunity to blast the Donald and plead with his fellow countrymen to refrain from voting for Trump.

rachaellikespink-deactivated201  asked:

So do you or don't you support feminism and BLM? I apologize for being so upfront, but I have difficulty reading between the lines.

I support the equality and support women’s rights and black rights, I don’t support some of the things they have done and don’t support the groups being lead by extremists that believe risking innocent people’s lives and negatively effecting innocent people is okay. Protesting outside of the homes of the individual cops and protesting outside of political buildings and the homes of judges and lawyers and politicians, that’s okay.

I don’t support preventing police from being able to leave when they can be saving lives and I don’t support blocking highways that can have people trying to do important life changing things or trying to reach a hospital or ambulances or fire trucks, and I don’t support interrupting the only presidential candidate that has actually been openly supportive and declared that there needs to be reform and needs to be a way to hold police accountable. I don’t support the interruption of innocent students trying to study and learn, and I don’t support the vulgarities and attacking of people as race traitors and the attacking of people because of their skin color or sex or gender.

It’s too easy for people that are extremist to gain control, it’s like PETA, the purpose of the group is good and it’s done good, but the extremist crazies ruin the groups reputation and do extreme things the vast majority of the group don’t support, but the more moderate realistic people never rise up the ranks or get voted for, same goes with all politics.

I can’t remember the political science term for it, but it’s well known, the only way to combat it is to have the group focus on multiple diverse subjects and views and support moderate behavior and rejecting those who attempt to use the groups name and power for extremism.

It’s a real problem that people think you have to support all these specific factions to be supporting equality, when the people in the higher ranks of these groups don’t want equality, they want equality for their specific group, which isn’t equality at all.

I support equalitarianism, egalitarian, equalism, equality, whatever you wish to call it, because together we are more powerful and can address all issues and support all groups and crush extremists, because we all have faced and witnessed prejudice and oppression and seen inequality, the sooner people learn that we have to band together and stop dividing ourselves and acting like their experiences are more important than other groups, the sooner we will reach true equality without such barriers.

okay but seriously donald trump cannot become president.

we all laugh at him, and i have no problem with that.  he makes it so easy to make fun of him.  but he’s such a joke, that sometimes we start to believe that he is.

it’s important to remember that he’s not.  he is an actual presidential candidate, with actual supporters, who are going to vote for him come election day.  there is a real possibility that he could be elected president of the united states.  he could become the leader of the most powerful country in the world.

donald trump is not a meme.  donald trump is not a joke.  donald trump is a man that has a decent chance to become the president.

we can’t let that happen.

so i am beseeching you, from the bottom of my heart, to help keep this man out of the white house.  register to vote.  vote for hillary clinton.  with all her faults, she will bring nowhere near the amount of havoc that donald trump will if he is elected.

so register.  vote for her.

do not let this petulant child become president of the united states.

Louis CK on Donald Trump

“Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.

And I’m not advocating for Hillary or Bernie. I like them both but frankly I wish the next president was a conservative only because we had Obama for eight years and we need balance. And not because I particularly enjoy the conservative agenda. I just think the government should reflect the people. And we are about 40 percent conservative and 40 percent liberal. When I was growing up and when I was a younger man, liberals and conservatives were friends with differences. They weren’t enemies. And it always made sense that everyone gets a president they like for a while and then hates the president for a while. But it only works if the conservatives put up a good candidate. A good smart conservative to face the liberal candidate so they can have a good argument and the country can decide which way to go this time.

Trump is not that. He’s an insane bigot. He is dangerous.

He already said he would expand libel laws to sue anyone who “writes a negative hit piece” about him. He says “I would open up the libel laws so we can sue them and win lots of money. Not like now. These guys are totally protected.” He said that. He has promised to decimate the first amendment. (If you think he’s going to keep the second amendment intact you’re delusional.) And he said that Paul Ryan, speaker of the house will “pay” for criticizing him. So I’m saying this now because if he gets in there we won’t be able to criticize him anymore.

Please pick someone else. Like John Kasich. I mean that guy seems okay. I don’t like any of them myself but if you’re that kind of voter please go for a guy like that. It feels like between him and either democrat we’d have a decent choice. It feels like a healthier choice. We shouldn’t have to vote for someone because they’re not a shocking cunt billionaire liar.

We should choose based on what direction the country should go.

I get that all these people sound like bullshit soft criminal opportunists. The whole game feels rigged and it’s not going anywhere but down anymore. I feel that way sometimes.

And that voting for Trump is a way of saying “fuck it. Fuck them all”. I really get it. It’s a version of national Suicide. Or it’s like a big hit off of a crack pipe. Somehow we can’t help it. Or we know that if we vote for Trump our phones will be a reliable source of dopamine for the next four years. I mean I can’t wait to read about Trump every day. It’s a rush. But you have to know this is not healthy.

If you are a true conservative. Don’t vote for Trump. He is not one of you. He is one of him. Everything you have heard him say that you liked, if you look hard enough you will see that he one day said the exact opposite. He is playing you.

In fact, if you do vote for Trump, at least look at him very carefully first. You owe that to the rest of us. Know and understand who he is. Spend one hour on google and just read it all. I don’t mean listen to me or listen to liberals who put him down. Listen to your own people. Listen to John Mccain. Go look at what he just said about Trump. “At a time when our world has never been more complex or more in danger… I want Republican voters to pay close attention to what our party’s most respected and knowledgeable leaders and national security experts are saying about Mr. Trump, and to think long and hard about who they want to be our next Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”

When Trump was told what he said, Trump said “Oh, he did? Well, that’s not nice,” he told CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. “He has to be very careful.”
When pressed on why, Trump tacked on: “He’ll find out.”

(I cut and pasted that from CBS news)

Do you really want a guy to be president who threatens John McCain? Because John McCain cautiously and intelligently asked for people to be thoughtful before voting for him? He didn’t even insult Trump. He just asked you to take a good look. And Trump told him to look out.

Remember that Trump entered this race by saying that McCain is not a war hero. A guy who was shot down, body broken and kept in a POW camp for years. Trump said “I prefer the guys who don’t get caught.” Why did he say that? Not because he meant it or because it was important to say. He said it because he’s a bully and every bully knows that when you enter a new school yard, you go to the toughest most respected guy on the yard and you punch him in the nose. If you are still standing after, you’re the new boss. If Trump is president, he’s not going to change. He’s not going to do anything for you. He’s going to do everything for himself and leave you in the dust.

So please listen to fellow conservatives. But more importantly, listen to Trump. Listen to all of it. Everything he says. If you liked when he said that “torture works” then go look at where he took it back the next day. He’s a fucking liar.

A vote for Trump is so clearly a gut-vote, and again I get it. But add a little brain to it and look the guy up. Because if you vote for him because of how you feel right now, the minute he’s president, you’re going to regret it. You’re going to regret it even more when he gives the job to his son. Because American democracy is broken enough that a guy like that could really fuck things up. That’s how Hitler got there. He was voted into power by a fatigued nation and when he got inside, he did all his Hitler things and no one could stop him.

Again, I’m not saying vote democrat or vote for anyone else. If Hilary ends up president it should be because she faced the best person you have and you and I both chose her or him or whoever. Trump is not your best. He’s the worst of all of us. He’s a symptom to a problem that is very real. But don’t vote for your own cancer. You’re better than that.

That’s just my view. At least right now. I know I’m not qualified or particularly educated and I’m not right instead of you. I’m an idiot and I’m sure a bunch of you are very annoyed by this. Fucking celebrity with an opinion. I swear this isn’t really a political opinion. You don’t want to know my political opinions. (And I know that I’m only bringing myself trouble with this shit.) Trump has nothing to do with politics or ideology. He has to do with himself. And really I don’t mean to insult anyone. Except Trump. I mean to insult him very much. And really I’m not saying he’s evil or a monster. In fact I don’t think Hitler was. The problem with saying that guys like that are monsters is that we don’t see them coming when they turn out to be human, which they all are. Everyone is. Trump is a messed up guy with a hole in his heart that he tries to fill with money and attention. He can never ever have enough of either and he’ll never stop trying. He’s sick. Which makes him really really interesting. And he pulls you towards him which somehow feels good or fascinatingly bad. He’s not a monster. He’s a sad man. But all this makes him horribly dangerous if he becomes president. Give him another TV show. Let him pay to put his name on buildings. But please stop voting for him.”

- Louis C.K.