Monica Riese‘s article on the Daily Dot on Thursday, moved me to share my thoughts on her headline, “The internet begs Michelle Obama to run for president in 2020.” http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/michelle-obama-2020-campaign/
I say, here we go again. Screw the internet(ers). We fumbled the ball, the other team recovered it and scored as the clock ran out. We LOST!
These same darn internet cyborgs sitting in dark rooms like their parent’s basements, wants to throw another good women in the arena to be eaten by beasts of the racist right, and once she’s out there, screaming and begging for help, begging for money to run her campaign, “the internet” will be nowhere to be found, other than, sitting on the sidelines cheering her on with their keystrokes.
When she’s out there hoping against all hope “the internet” will not get up off their asses and come out and vote for her – “the internet” will be nowhere to be found. “The internet” is so like the Ancient Romans – poor and rich alike, sitting the coliseum cheering to see the blood of the Gladiators, chanting to top of their voices, “Bring me another Christian”, even cheering for the beast to over-power and kill the gladiator, and never once thinking to themselves, why the hell am I so enjoying this blood bath.
All “the internet” wants is another sacrificial lamb, someone else to get out there to be sacrificed, someone to give their blood as entertainment, and when the beast bites the head of this poor gladiator of a person, “the internet” immediately begins blaming the gladiator for not being strong enough, not quick enough or not having a bigger head; thereby, preventing the beast from being able to swallow the poor, suffering human so easily.
To prove I am not off base, look at the candidate/gladiator we just threw into the arena to fend off the beasts that were unleashed against her. She was, beyond a shadow of a doubt – as was stated as such by the current President – as the most qualified candidate to ever run for President. She was almost excoriated for sitting on the sideline as long as she did, before making her formal announcement to run. Now that she came out on the losing end, “the internet” is all abuzz about what she did wrong. There is very little chastening to us voters, as to why we couldn’t amass an army from all of the people so hideously insulted by this worm of man. One thing is for sure, Tammie Wynette had it right as her song states: Tammy Wynette stand by your man – YouTube.
White women did just that. When it really mattered, white women stood by their men and voted – I can only imagine – against their best interest in some cases I am sure.
(45%) of college-educated white women and the majority of non-college educated white women (65%) voted for Trump.
This same demographic group, as it has been throughout history, will favor a white man over a white woman. This same group seems to harbor some of those antiquated beliefs that women like Hillary Clinton stepped out of line, way back in 1992 – when her husband was running for President – by daring to put her education, “out of the box” new age style on display, by stepping out of the traditional role of a First Lady.
These women/trump voters proved to me, their absence of distaste for the vulgarities spewed by Donald Trump, and further cemented my belief that, it doesn’t matter how awful of vile her man is, she will always support him in the end, with her moral decency being cloaked away on the shelf of a dark unused closet. In other words, they seemed to kind of like Trump’s vulgarity and rashness, even though they were a bit hesitant to admit their support for him when polled by the pollsters. It lends itself to the fact more Southern men, including the halo wearing Evangelicals, watch far more pornography than any other group; yet, they publicly spew the notion that they are the family values group.
“The internet” needs to go somewhere and shut the fuck up. It’s era of the poor, lonely, forgotten, misunderstood “angry” white guy, who says, you better pay more attention to me, and don’t fuck with my privilege – stamped as a symbol on his foreheads. If “the internet” can’t prevent a vile, racist and otherwise stupid idiot from becoming the most powerful man in the world, then, “the internet” needs to crawl back in its hole and shut the hell up.
Using some street lingo, “It Is What It Is.” We lost. Rural America, the poor forgotten, uneducated and low information (voting) white guy, awoke from his stupor and said enough is enough – we still own the day & the night, we still on this country, and nothing is going to change until “we” say it’s going to change.
I hope Michelle Obama would tell the “internet” to kiss her ass, and not be lured into becoming an entertainment spectacle for the cheering crowd of arena spectators. Hillary Clinton, like Michelle Obama, had an all-time approval of 65% in 2009 when she was Secretary of State, just before she decided to run for President. Hillary was almost coerced to run for President at the behest of “the internet”, but as soon as the headwinds begin to blow her off track, some of those same internet supporters, white men and women in particular, decided to vote for a racist, pussy grabbing, ignorant, hate-monger instead.
Enjoy your life Michelle – after the hell you and your husband went through Michelle Obama. I know it may be tempting jump into the arena when you hear the crowds roar in the coliseum, and the roar gets louder and louder and louder. You have too much dignity, grace and charm, to have it drained from you being out there fighting for the many folk who really just want to see a show. Don’t let “the internet” talk you into sticking your head into the mouth of the beast.