Being an American is Fucking Traumatizing

What the hell happened to us? Actually, nothing. The election of the 45th president didn’t change a thing. It revealed a deeply paranoid and exploited society, whose anger has been manipulated - brilliantly - at the wrong people. And now, the engineers of this budding fascist dystopia are scoring legislative and judicial victories at breakneck speed. They have fully embraced authoritarianism. Our elections are compromised. Our justice system is anything but just. Our ecosystem is collapsing. I fear the powers of good and democracy are outgunned by a political movement that for decades has coaxed the public into believing that gutting social programs and subjugating society’s most vulnerable will “make America great again.”

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