Anger Management

He said some of the most disgusting things I’ve ever heard in his campaigning – and I got angry.

He spouted the most vile, disgusting, ignorant, fucking stupid things I’ve ever heard outside of conspiracy cult radio – and I got angry.

He proved himself to be a sexual predator, bragged about it, then bragged about getting caught and getting away with it – and I got angry.

He got elected, apparently with more than just little bit of foreign government interference in our electoral process – and I got angry.

He lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and lied, and continues to lie with almost every breath – and I got angry.

He “drained the Swamp” by surrounding himself with ignorant, unqualified, incompetent billionaires – and I got angry.

He tried repeatedly to ban an entire people with zero facts but plenty of fear, hatred, and propaganda behind his “reasoning” – and I got angry.

He committed treason again and again, continuing to sell out our country and our society to an enemy foreign government – and I got angry.

He’s embraced dictators, thugs, and tyrants while alienating every single ally we have – and I got angry.

He’s shown us his “stamina” by working three and four hour days, playing golf over half of the weekends since he’s been in office, and then complaining about how hard the job is – and I got angry.

He’s violated the Constitution on a daily basis by forcing the federal government to put millions of dollars into his pocket in order to protect his family and himself on resort properties that he owns – and I got angry.

And these are just the “high” points. On a daily basis, every time I hear him speak, every irrational and irresponsible word of his that I see on Twitter, it all just continues to make me angry.

Today, against the good advice of an overwhelming majority (90%+) of the world’s scientists, business leaders, and politicians, with absolutely no factual justification for his actions other than the fact that he’s too fucking ignorant to understand any of the actual facts regarding the subject, he’s announced that he’s pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement – and I got angry.

In this new, dystopian world we have created for ourselves, that we have allowed to be forced upon us, “anger management” doesn’t mean that you have to learn to temper and deal with unreasonably angry reactions. It means that you have to learn to mete out your anger, to not let it consume you, no matter how absurd or dangerous the provocation, no matter how overwhelming the justification for that anger.

There is no angry and righteous god to save us from this madman and his vile and evil cadre of despicable minions. Nor is there a kind and beneficent god to save us from burnout and self-destruction if we allow the tidal wave of stupidity and hatred drown us.

We’re on our own here, folks. We’re going to have to deal with that, even if it makes me… angry.

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