Sonic Youth wrote
So, I took no pleasure in the Covfefe explosion yesterday. ...If we could just step outside ourselves and see what this all means, we'd see how bad this all become.
I hated it for so many reasons. It reveals that this country's new national pastime is call out culture. I can't blame the Twitterverse for treating Donald Trump as a celebrity first and a President second, but I also can't shake the feeling that if we can make thousands of "Covfefe" memes in a handful of hours, why the fuck can't we do anything constructive?
#ImpeachThisMotherFucker -- 1M Retweets
#HeyDemocratsSrslyImpeachThisMotherfucker -- 10M Retweets
#WeWillVoteYourSpinelessAssesOutOfFuckingOfficeIfYouDon'tImpeachThisMotherfuckerNow -- 100M Retweets
I would ask the elders on this board what their experience was during the early 1970s but my impression has always been to some degree that there was a national thirst to tear something down and to some degree Richard Nixon was a manifestation of that. Not to diminish everything that Richard Nixon did wrong, it seems to me like so much was chipped away from the Presidency that a toppling was inevitable. Are we going through that again? Last year, I feared that whoever won was inheriting a poisoned chalice. I would give anything to live in a world where Hillary Clinton was the President but from a politically Martian perspective I don't fool myself for one second that the news headlines would be much less vitriolic at least from one side.
I don't know how Trump is going down but I'd imagine it's going to involve some version of a farewell speech like "I tried to be the best President ever but you wouldn't let me." Then Mike Pence humbly takes the oath of office. We rally around him. Then he pardons him. We see a giant drop in approval rating. It's everybody in the pool on the Democrat's side and we end up going with some kind of outsider/reformer like Bernie Sanders...Groundhog day?
"If you are marching with white nationalists, you are by definition not a very nice person. If Malala Yousafzai had taken part in that rally, you'd have to say 'Okay, I guess Malala sucks now.'" ~ John Oliver