You might have noticed that I’ve been blogging a lot more lately. There’s a reason for that and it comes from this little diatribe (Warning: adult language involved):
Noah really does hit it home, in more ways than one. I freely admit, I’m just as responsible as anyone else for what happened in November.
Now, before you say, “But you voted for Hillary!” hear me out. I have a blog. I’ve had one for years. Not just on this platform, either. And during the years that Obama was in the White House, I really didn’t post a lot of political items. I got rather complacent; things were fine and in my mind, they would stay that way. I honestly believed that we wouldn’t have to worry about Grand Nagus Trump actually winning the election. The American people wouldn’t let someone that unqualified in, right?
Wrong. So very, very wrong. And I did little to nothing to stop it. I could have made a few posts on how Trump was lying, or how his campaign seemed far too cozy with Putin. Instead, I decided to blog about things such as Pokémon and work and post openings to Saturday morning cartoons. Sure, it may have been fun but it didn’t convince anyone to possibly change their vote.
It’s as if I had completely forgotten the administration of George W. Bush, of the search for weapons of mass destruction that didn’t exist, of the rolling blackouts in California and the way we were told that high energy consumption was just an American way of life. It’s as if I’d forgotten about a woman in Georgia who tried to ban Harry Potter or the fact that there were politicians trying to chip away at Roe v. Wade. It’s as if I believed that the good times wouldn’t end and things wouldn’t change.
So now, I’m catching up. I’m doing what little I can to possibly turn the tide. Yes, it’s overwhelming at times and yes, the amount of stupid makes me want to scream but I keep going. I have to. If I don’t, I’ll be just as guilty of complacency as I was before. I won’t have that happen again.
Only this time, there will be humor sprinkled about. And cat vids. Because cat vids do help. Trust me on that. And it seems with the way things are going for the next four years, we’re going to need all the cat vids we can get.