Simpler Days

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"What have you kids got yourselves into now?"

Submitted: April 30, 2017

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Submitted: April 30, 2017



Return with me to a simpler time, before the world was idiotically threatened with mass extinction, to the barely-remembered days of ice-cold drinks on lazy summer's evenings, of when unbelievable disaster was just a movie, of carefree days when you didn't have to worry that your president would offend the rest of the world, to pre-suckage times of before January 19th, 2017, to be more precise, The last day of a normal world--well, to be honest, it hadn't been anywhere close to a normal universe in what, a couple of years? The laws of political suicide had been upset by one Donald J. Trump, an egotistical blow-hole, who violated every supposed law of being a candidate for the highest office in the world, and won. 


Now, we're all stuck with him, and that includes the Kool-Aid drinkers who made a joke like him possible (although they don't want to admit it to themselves), an absolute embarrassment, an unfunny clown in floppy shoes, careening drunkenly down the middle of the road at 3 am, shouting racial slurs at the top of his lungs, glaring at, and daring anybody who's upset by his unhinged behavior to say anything.


Like I've said before, he's like the odd relative who shows up on your doorstep, who nobody likes, asking to come in for a visit, and once he's safely in the door, disrobes, and refuses to leave, overstaying his welcome by at least four years. You try shaming him, blaming him, but he's gaming you, and his game will be permanently destructive to your life. 


In truth, the fault, dear fellows, lies not with him, but with some of us. He's just a symptom of a derailed society. He's a walking advertisement for the psychology department. So, cling to the memories of a time when the laws of political physics still applied, and hang on to something, it's going to be a bumpy, and permanent, night!

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