The things that happen to you in your life are what develop your political opinions. I was living in this Obama eight-year paradise of, you go, you cast your vote, the person you vote for wins, everyone’s happy! This whole thing, the last three, four years, it completely blindsided a lot of us, me included. I hadn’t actively tried to learn about politics in a way that I felt was necessary for me, making statements that go out to hundreds of millions of people. I come from country music. The number one thing they absolutely drill into you as a country artist, and you can ask any other country artist this, is ‘Don’t be like the Dixie Chicks!’ I watched country music snuff that candle out. The most amazing group we had, just because they talked about politics. And they were getting death threats. They were made such an example that basically every country artist that came after that, every label tells you, ‘Just do not get involved, no matter what. And then, you know, if there was a time for me to get involved… The worst part of the timing of what happened in 2016 was I felt completely voiceless. I just felt like, oh God, who would want me? Honestly.” She would otherwise have endorsed Hillary Clinton? “Of course,” she says sincerely. “I just felt completely, ugh, just useless. And maybe even like a hindrance.
Taylor Swift on why she hadn’t previously voiced her opinion on politics and if she had in the last election it would have been to endorse Hillary Clinton (Guardian)
Obama leaving has rlly made us so reminiscent of when things were “easier” and we “didn’t have to care about politics” that it seems like he’s been idolized into this godlike figure. The problem with that is that he becomes immune to criticism because everyone is so hung up on missing him to realize that he wasn’t perfect. Look, trump is so much worse than he was and that’s one of the reasons why Obama has been so glorified. When all we do is miss when he was there, we completely look past the fact that he was a war criminal, was way too into using drones, and operated a government surveillance programs that invaded every citizen’s privacy. Politicians should not be held to a lower standard than anyone else. They’re normal people, just like us, and need to be criticized and realize their mistakes instead of having an army of fans to deflect blame.
As much as we’d like to avoid it, there are some facts we just can’t ignore any longer. There’s some math that I wish didn’t add up, but it does. Take a took:
Homestuck ran from 2009-2016. Now take a look at this.
Obama’s presidency spans across almost the exact same dates. Coincidence? I think not. That’s right, Barack Hussein Obama II, the 44th president of the United States of America, did Homestuck.
I know what you’re thinking. “But Andrew Hussie wrote Homestuck.” You poor fool. That’s exactly what Obama wants you to think. You see, there is no Andrew Hussie.
Hussie. Hussein. Sound familiar? There’s a reason he refused to release his birth certificate.
It took extensive research, but here’s what I’ve pieced together. Obama is the real author of Homestuck, but he was forced to cover it up. Why? It’s simple. Politics.
Let me take you back in time, to early 2009. It’s the beginning of Obama’s first term. Being president is stressful. He needs some kind of release. What does he turn to? A creative outlet. Homestuck.
At first it was good for him. It helped him through his early accomplishments, like singing the Lilly Ledbetter limitations for equal-pay lawsuits, and Obamacare. But then it began to take a toll on his personal life. By day, he was busy with his presidential duties, but by night, he sacrificed his sleep, his family, his very sanity, for Homestuck.
Look at this photo. Does Michelle look happy? Of course not. Her husband is neglecting her. He’s neglecting his children, and everything else that matters to him. Homestuck used to be a stress reliever, but it soon became a source of stress itself.
Look at this photo from before and after his presidency. Look at the toll Homestuck has taken on him.
Now back to Andrew Hussie. Why is this fictional man given the credit for Obama’s hard work? Wouldn’t Obama be outraged? Wouldn’t he want credit for the masterpiece he created? Well you see, Andrew Hussie is a hoax that Obama himself orchestrated all along.
2012 was a tumultuous year. Obama needed to take stock of his priorities. He was expected to run for reelection. He needed a second term. America needed him. But he needed Homestuck. By then, Homestuck had become an unstoppable force unto its own. Obama needed to confront the monster he created.
He needed a scapegoat. Enter Andrew Hussie. Or as he’s really known, a member of Obama’s cabinet.
Let’s take a closer look…
Now let’s take a look at “Andrew Hussie.” Look familiar?
Obama forced this member of his cabinet to take the fall for Homestuck. He may have been using this scapegoat as early as 2010, sending his cabinet member to a fan convention that same year. “Hussie” was even named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s top 100 global thinkers of 2012. You really a dark horse like “Hussie” could garner that kind of attention? Of course not. It was Obama’s tour de force for which he took the credit. Doesn’t it make more sense that a US president would be a global thinker?
If this seems crazy to you, you’re right. Obama made it seem that way. He couldn’t have a scandal like Homestuck tainting his reelection campaign. He needed “Hussie” to take the hit.
Need further proof? Let’s take a look at the obvious parallels between Homestuck and Obama’s life. Many of the characters bear a striking resemblance to people that Obama would have regularly been in contact with. For example, here’s Mitt Romney.
Look at the smile.
And lastly: McCain.
Later in his second term, Obama had to let “Hussie” take over the writing process. This accounts for the obvious stylistic differences in the later acts. “Hussie’s” long silence, known as omegapause (August 12, 2015 - March 28, 2016), was when Obama officially handed the reigns over to “Hussie.” Obama took this time to focus on the final acts of his presidency, knowing that he was going to be termed out very soon. Everything written after that date was the work of Obama’s puppet.
To me, it’s sad that Obama’s responsibilities as president tore him away from his true passion. I will always wonder what Homestuck might have been if its original author had been allowed to finish what he started.