We just had an election which all our intelligence agencies say was manipulated, that is to say
hacked, by the Russians…right? Hacked in order to place the most criminal of mean, weak-
minded, thin-skinned cowardly sociopaths in the Oval office…right? A person so soullessly and
narcissistically uncaring of anything but himself that he would destroy the good name of this
country, and our global alliances, in order to keep himself in the headlines. A man hell bent on
scrapping any, and every, decent social program enacted by our government for the last thirty
years. Programs which would benefit any ordinary citizen of this country. A man who is ripping
up environmental regulations in the face of record heat, fires and draught everywhere on the face
of the planet. A man determined to take away our healthcare simply because a black man
authored it. A man who is an out and out racist and misogynist. A man who has given every hate
group license to unleash their bigotry and violence on any immigrant or person of color in this
land. All this is being done by a person who was placed into office with the assistance of Russian
So, there’s this television reality show called Big Brother in which a cross section of some of the
most clinically brain-dead twenty somethings in the country are shut up in a house where
television cameras record their every self-important banality. While there they have these
competitions in which they vie for “power.” “Head of House,” as it were. One of the most recent
competitions was a “hacker” competition. Fine…Right? Except the unseen piped in voice
explaining the rules of the competition did so in a Russian accent! Get it? Huh?
Hacker…Russian…Why not huh? Let’s have some fun with our fucking destruction…right?
The thing is, not a single one of these preening, mirror-checking-every-minute-OMGing-in tears-because-
the-love-of-their-life-who-they-know-for-two-weeks, oafishly insipid idiots has the wherewithal
to comment on how disgraceful this cheap bad joke is. The sheer audacity of this shitty show to
make light of the fact that our country’s democracy has just been stolen from us by Russian
hackers is breathtaking in its obliviousness to what has just been taken from us. To make a stupid
game out of what might very well be the end of a great experiment that began in 1776 is beyond
the pale of good taste…of any taste at all. It is the ne plus ultra of tastelessness – a tastelessness befitting the
grotesque ignoramus that The Kremlin installed in our White House.
Ignorance is the thing that’s gotten us to this place. This show – and the uncaring, unaware, self-
involved morons who are its “stars” – are here; shamelessly displaying the epitome of
this bottomless ignorance!
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