My boyfriend still hasn’t forgiven me for a mistake I made 5 months ago. Back then, I made the mistake of getting oral from a random at my friend’s house party. Well, instead of keeping it a secret, I told him the day after it happened. Although he was pissed and broke up with me, he eventually accepted my apology and forgave me. At least that’s what I thought. Since we got back together, he’s been super paranoid about me going places without him. I mean I get I messed up, but I don’t want to be with him if he doesn’t trust me. Heck I want a boyfriend, not a parole officer. What do you think?
Donald No Trump
In one of those moments when I let my mind wander, I started thinking about this year’s election. And I wasn’t thinking about who offers the better healthcare plan, or whose economic policy will better benefit America’s future. I was thinking about what this election year reminds me of in terms of TV and film. And here is the list I came up with.
While the world is continuing to laugh at the blatant plagiarism of Melania Trump, and Donald Trump and company continue to deny the reality of said plagiarism, I found myself this morning focusing on First Lady Michelle Obama. I like many of you, again watched clips of her speech from the 2008 Democratic Convention. Back then, just like today, she was the epitome of grace, class, and intellect. And after doing a little reminiscing, I was reminded by the extremely sad fact that come January, she’ll be out the White House. *Insert a MAJOR sigh*
Today like many of you, I find myself still stunned by the events that happened early yesterday morning. To think that someone would go into a nightclub with the intent of killing as many victims as they can spot is horrifying. I remember all the times I’ve been to a gay nightclub with friends. We were usually already a few drinks into our fun night, and we were worried about several things. We worried about our final look entering into the club. We worried about making it to the front of the line before the inflation price hits. Heck, sometimes we even worried about sobering up for the bouncer at the front door. But not once did we necessarily worry about our overall safety. We never got nervous about a gunman busting through club doors, and spraying his bullets of hatred. And after Sunday’s early travesty, I guess we have to worry about that now.
Despite record breaking turnout in some states’ primaries or caucuses, I for one find myself increasingly underwhelmed by this 2016 presidential race. I’m sick of the media talking about Hillary’s emails, I’m tired of the back and forth pettiness between candidates, and I’m beyond over the ignorant and clownish phenomenon that is Donald Trump. To be honest, American politics is slowly becoming a sick joke that I can’t believe is our reality. And I’m left to wonder, where did it all go wrong?
So in the past week, I’ve been reminded of a major reason why Trump is seemingly so popular. The ignorance that he spews from his platform, preys on the very fears and ignorance many in America have. His “othering” of Muslims, condemnation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans, and belittlement of women, strikes a chord with the apparent millions of people that treat minorities as a scapegoat for all the turmoil in this country.
It’s almost 2 months into 2016, and some of the trends that I hoped would phase out with the end of last year are still lingering around, and actually becoming more prominent. And that’s maddening. Well you read the list, and tell me if I’m alone in my thoughts here.
Up until now, I’ve been relatively quiet about the present and future political landscape of this country. And that’s not because I haven’t had my share of opinions. Trust me, I’ve had plenty to say. But now with the 2016 presidential primaries inching closer, and certain politicians and pundits shoving their feet further into their mouths, I decided to get somethings off my chest. So here it goes.