In Which Padmé Has A Point

As usual, the situation can be summed up in two Star Wars memes.

Power.jpg

And

liberty

I was going to blog about Brexit when that happened.

I was going to blog about the latest ridiculous bill in New Zealand.

Maybe later.

It’s Election Night in America, or as many of my more politically active friends are calling it, ‘the day on which the world order the millennials grew up in finally implodes’.

As of nine at night, November 9, New Zealand time, the New York Times reckons Trump is the new President of the United States.

R.E.M. has never seemed a more appropriate band to listen to.

To quote Douglas Adams – “Anybody who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

To quote Jack Ryan – “The person you really want to be President is the person who doesn’t want to be President.”

Not that it’s a lot of help, but I’m really sorry this decision had to be made at all – a rock and a hard place, the devil and the deep sea, take your pick which is which.

I don’t know how horrible or amazing the next few years are going to be – surely 2016 was no great shakes – but I hope and pray y’all in the States are going to be okay. You have my sympathy and I guess also that of a lot of the rest of the world.

Hang in there, your government’s a screwup but we like you anyway.
MTFBWY.

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One Response to In Which Padmé Has A Point

  1. On the other hand, Trump has been all “POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!” before the election, so I don’t know if there’s really much of a precedent for what he’ll do after.
    I read kind of a thought-provoking post on Tumblr (from a conservative blogger) who said that Trump’s movement toward election reminded him of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Which is really interesting because of course Roosevelt was promising to get them out of the Great Depression and he also ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. You know, I wish that people would keep their “AMERICA IS HORRIBLE!” to themselves and actually study the history and the politicians in history so they actually UNDERSTAND what they’re talking about, the half-baked social justice warriors.

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