Now that we have President Trump in the White House, it’s time to analyse the situation politically and deal with our problems.
Dear me, where to fucking start? Hillary “Lady Macbeth” motherfucking Clinton. What were the Democrats smoking when they decided to vote for her over the most honest US politician since John McCain? Honestly, I’m at a loss.
Let’s look at some recent failiures by the left. We started creating echo-chambers and calling them “safe spaces” so people we didn’t agree with couldn’t counter our points and make us think critically. We called everyone capitalist pigs, and the UK voted in the tories. Fucking nice one.
We thought it would be arma-motherfucking-geddon if the UK voted to leave the European Union. Even I’m guilty of this. We all thought hell would freeze over, but no. Britain’s economy is slowly rising. We, the political left, called everyone who voted out, racists. Now, granted some of them were, but by and large, this was the voice of the white, working class and disenfranchised telling us that they were extremely pissed off. The left should have listened.
Then, in the run up to the US Presidential Election, we told everybody who was potentially going to vote for Donald Trump that they were being sexist!
When are we going to learn that reading the Guardian or the independent doesn’t make you a liberal? That retweeting PETA doesn’t make you an animal rights activist? That sharing a photo of Jeremy Corbyn or Bernie Sanders doesn’t count as political engagement?
The only way that we, the politically left-of-centre, can win anything is via engagement. Teflon Tony Blair didn’t win the general election via insults and complaining about being triggered. He won by engaging with the right-wingers, using catchy songs and persuading. The same is true for JFK.
So if you’re left-wing and looking for someone to blame, then simply cast that gaze of yours into a mirror. I’m not fucking surprised Trump’s in the White House. Nobody should be. The politically disenfrachised and disavowed have spoken twice in a year with the same voice- We Matter.
And if my angry, strong worded mansplaining is triggering you, do one of two things for me:
1. Engage me in debate. Tell me where you think I have things wrong, back it up and face me properly. Grow some fucking balls and help me see things through your point of view, and conversely, I’ll do the same for you.
2. Fuck off down that deep dark shit hole that you came from, you voice-silencing, non-platforming misandrist social justice warrior. Go back to that safe-space you enshrine and get more extreme in, and fail to take part in society. If you do this though, there are a couple of things you should know.
Firstly, not everything is sexist. I understand we live in a male-dominated society, and there’s only one way of changing this- Get more women active politically.
Secondly, not everything is racist. I also understand that society is more against people of colour than white people, but you’ve just had a black president for 8 years. If you want another, get more black people taking part in politics.
Time for the left to grow some fucking balls. President Trump, and those like him are the result of us not having any.