Some of you may be critical of this post because it isn’t reflective of the spirit of Christmas. And you’d be right, it’s not. But that’s because I’m upset, angry, and disgusted.
I see the stock market tanking, wiping out gains in people’s 401(k) retirement savings accounts, including my own. I see the prices for consumer goods rising thanks to Trump’s unnecessary, ill-conceived trade wars.
I see a man and his Republican sycophants bound and determined to take away healthcare benefits from the citizens of the country who need it the most. I see the government shutting down just before Christmas, putting hundreds of thousands out of work, because of Trump’s wet dream about building a wall on our border with Mexico.
I see America’s standing in the world in free-fall due to Trump’s nationalistic lunacy. I see the president of the United States being seen as a laughing stock around the globe. I see our so-called leader being so easily manipulated by our adversaries. I see the rise of racism, hate crimes, misogyny, homophobia, and division in America, all enabled and encouraged by Trump’s rhetoric.
I see a human tragedy unfolding at our southern border, where people seeking legal asylum are being literally jailed in makeshift detention centers and young, innocent children are being indefinitely separated from their parents.
I see a conscious and deliberate effort to roll back environmental protections, to promote fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil) over clean energy sources, like solar and wind. I see a separation from the rest of the entire world on climate accords.
I see total chaos in Washington with a dangerous, paranoid, vindictive, lying narcissist sitting in the Oval Office. I see a man in the White House who is an unfit, unhinged, unqualified conman, who has no business pretending to be the leader of the free world.
So, at the risk of being called a grinch, I say to all of the lemmings who voted for and continue to support the abomination, Donald Trump, Merry fucking Christmas. I hope you’re happy with the coal in your stockings that you hung by the chimney with care.