In January 2018, in the midst of a discussion involving protections for immigrants from Africa and Central and South America, Donald Trump said “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”.
I will never forget that moment in the Trump regime as it made something crystal clear: no one gives a shit about anything.
None of our leaders have anything on their mind outside of maintaining power and increasing their networth. Many of us knew that already but that moment in time put a magnifying glass on how things were actually going down in the White House and people’s reactions to it was a spotlight on how none of it matters.
The White House denied the president of the country being a bigot while liberals like Cory Booker shouted at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, for being in the room and lying about Trump’s statement.
But nothing changed. No one was held accountable. All the faux-rage from Cory Booker didn’t continue the next day. It just jolted a presidential attempt that was totally irrelevant because he timed his angry rant too soon.
Fast forward to 2020 and we’re in the midst of a pandemic that has taken the lives of over 100,000 people due to this same feckless self-interested leadership.
Donald Trump doesn’t give a shit about anything except himself and nothing frustrates that obese special needs toddler more than being told what to do by people that are more qualified than him and make him look like he lacks intelligence—which he very much does.
When Coronavirus began to swallow up Europe, Trump started a cold war with doctors and scientists which bled down to citizens not taking the virus seriously themselves. Instead of locking down the country and enforcing mandatory quarantines, Trump has scoffed at the Center of Disease Control and let his army of lonely sex-starved MAGA worms run wild with conspiracy theories about Corona being a hoax in order to destabilize the economy before the 2020 election so the Democrats can steal a win for Joe Biden.
By mocking scientists and ignoring the simplest of precautions—such as wearing a face mask because he doesn’t want his masculinity that’s hanging on by a thread to snap—America continues to be the heaviest hit of this plague.
Trump has 50 US governors out here fucking arm wrestling for federal aid and some additional ventilators for their overcrowded hospitals. There weren’t enough resources, supplies or staff to handle the rush of COVID patients and who knows how many people have this virus without visiting a doctor or getting tested because our health care system is too expensive and inaccessible to 1/3 of the population.
Human life has been rendered disposable in this country and no one’s even hiding it anymore. There are protestors storming town halls demanding that their mediocre tiki bars re-open so they can suck on dirty clams, chug pink mixed drinks out of fishbowls and cheat on their spouses and if they can’t do that this summer then they are being oppressed and stripped of their freedom.
No one minds that this virus kills older people and people with compromised immune systems. Old people were going to die anyway, right? Why should people have to sacrifice their weekly haircuts in order to save their parent’s lives?
Do you know how the government has helped Americans during a pandemic that has led to almost 40 MILLION Americans filing for unemployment? A one time $1,200 stimulus check while 43,000 millionaires received $1.6 million. Makes sense.
We elected officials who do not care whether we live or die as long as the economy is maintained and they can trick us into thinking they’re servicing us enough so that we continue to re-elect their soulless spineless bodies.
We love to pretend like this is the greatest country in the world. I waited outside of a grocery store for 30 minutes last weekend before I was finally allowed in and there were zero paper products. Guys, we don’t even have paper anymore.
There still aren’t enough Coronavirus test kits to even find out if you have the virus. There aren’t enough hospital beds if you have the illness and WE DON’T HAVE PAPER. America is a third world country with far worse cocaine and decent wifi.
And the worst part is that we don’t even care enough about ourselves and the people around us to do anything about this. We love being treated like shit. It’s our favorite thing.
We are entering a 2020 election where one candidate offered us universal health care and higher wages and we all collectively kicked him down the stairs so that we can choose between Joe Biden: a mentally decaying rapist who doesn’t believe in anything and Donald Trump: a mentally decaying rapist who doesn’t believe in anything.
When you look at a place like Hong Kong, it’s even more frustrating seeing what’s happening in America. Hong Kong is under tyrannical rule of a government that is equally as stubborn and stupid as Trump. They haven’t issued quarantines or taken wearing masks seriously.
Yet somehow they managed to go three consecutive weeks without a single positive test because they have active protestors who banded together to distribute face masks to everyone and install hand sanitizer dispensers and essentially all work together to save each other’s lives while the government didn’t care to protect.
But Americans are incapable of that type of selflessness. You can’t even be a creepy birdwatcher in Central Park without a white lady calling the cops and pretending to be in danger while she strangles her puppy.
George Floyd didn’t stand a chance. He was arrested in Minneapolis and died handcuffed with a police officer kneeling on his neck and strangling him with no emotions or regard for the human whose life he just stole.
And what was the consequence? He was fired. That’s it. No charges and some bullshit ‘investigation’ that will go on for years before letting him walk because he has buddies in the force doing him favors.
And what did our leaders have to say? Where was Cory Booker’s performative anger that he brought when Trump said a curse word?
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— Omer Arain (@omersarain) May 27, 2020
There are my lazy mommies and daddies doing the bare minimum. Right on cue.
Black people are literally not seen as humans here. Last year a woman broke into a black guy’s apartment and lit him up claiming she thought she was in her own apartment and he was the intruder.
Amber Guyger, that low IQ garbage monster, did suffer light consequences. 10 years for murder. A slap on the wrist. And the most disgusting part was this image of her hugging the judge after the sentencing as if SHE was the victim here like she didn’t just steal a human life for no reason at all.
WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE DOING HERE?
And there’s no clearer example of the racial disparity in this country then the story a few weeks ago about Tom Brady moving to Tampa Bay and accidentally walking into the wrong house and nothing happening.
Here is what the homeowner said when Brady walked in:
“I’m sitting here, and I see this big shadow come up to my front door … and I hear my doorknob turning … and I’m like, What the hell? Like, who’s coming in my house?. I literally was just sitting here, and I watch this tall guy walk in my house. And he goes, ‘How’s it going, man?’ And sarcastically I’m like, ‘I don’t know. You tell me, dude.’ Like, who are you? And then he looked at me with the most confused face. I’ll never forget it for the rest of my life.”
He didn’t even know it was Tom Brady and didn’t feel threatened at all. Saw a tall white dude walk into his house and they chatted. Amber Guyger saw a black face and started spraying bullets.
We’re all going to catch COVID-19 and wet cough into each other’s mouths at the grocery store because we don’t care about each other’s well being or health. What’s the point of social distancing? We’re all going to die anyway, right? It’s not like our leaders care.
Two years after mocking ‘shithole’ countries, Donald Trump is now the president of one. A country running out of resources, a tanking economy, mass unemployment, self-centered isolationists who think they’re one brilliant idea from being the next Jeff Bezos when they aren’t even smart enough to wash their fucking hands and a country where defenseless brown people are slaughtered in broad daylight by police officers that are supposed to protect them all while we scroll through what HBO Max has to offer.
Burn this country to the ground.