well maybe political

How did memes become the only thing that keep me from plummeting into a deep dark existential depression stemming from the growing understanding of the magnitude of inequality in this world and the oppression of groups of people and the abuse of power and a system that’s so convoluted that the oppressed struggle to effectively fight back because they grow up learning and believing what those in power tell them: that they are less smart and less important and less capable of things and just… less. And they believe it and internalize it and separate themselves from it, voicing this internalized view of themselves instilled by society without realizing that it’s harming them. They don’t realize they’re being oppressed because the people in power instilled their own personal view of the world and how it should be into everyone else’s minds through the manipulation of society. How fucked up is that

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I am HAUNTED by these leave voters who changed their minds or somehow didn’t expect their vote to count, and sorry to be an American who makes everything ALL ABOUT US but the frivolity, ignorance, and nihilistic carelessness of those leave votes reminds me of an article I saw interviewing Bernie supporters who are leaning toward Trump.

Victor Vizcarra, 48, of Los Angeles, said he would much prefer Mr. Trump to Mrs. Clinton. Though he said he disagreed with some of Mr. Trump’s policies, he added that he had watched “The Apprentice” and expected that a Trump presidency would be more exciting than a “boring” Clinton administration.

“A dark side of me wants to see what happens if Trump is in,” said Mr. Vizcarra, who works in information technology. “There is going to be some kind of change, and even if it’s like a Nazi-type change, people are so drama-filled. They want to see stuff like that happen. It’s like reality TV. You don’t want to just see everybody be happy with each other. You want to see someone fighting somebody.”

So it’s like…Trump is exciting like Brexit is exciting, because both will Make Things Happen. Will they be good things? Maybe not, but at least they will Occur.

Then there’s this lady, who assumes that Nothing Will Actually Happen except the things that she would like to have happen.

Jackie Becerra, 28, an executive assistant who lives in Lake Forest, also said she was leaning toward voting for Mr. Trump if Mr. Sanders was not the Democratic nominee. She said that she doubted Mr. Trump would keep his promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico, and that, even though his proposal to bar foreign Muslims from entering the United States made her “nervous,” she did not believe he could stop people from coming into the country based on their religion.

“Everyone is like: ‘Trump has these terrible social issues. He hates Muslims and he hates the L.G.B.T. community,’ ” she said. “But our world is big enough that he’s not actually going to implement any of those changes in a realistic way. But what he will do is potentially audit the federal government, and he will try to break up some of the banks and try to at least influence government that way. However, with Hillary, it will just be a complacent, run-of-the-middle-of-the-road presidency.”

From now on can we please assume that votes count, that events which are exciting and entertaining also have the potential to cause suffering to real people who live in the same spacetime continuum that we do, and that, as many many people know to their great personal cost, it is actually possible for the worst things, the ones we think will never occur, to actually occur.