The article fuckin' links to Noam Fucking Chomsky.
Look. I know how hip it is to slag on Clinton. I know how butt-hurt everybody is about not getting their way. But can you just for a minute look at how fucking entitled this way of thinking is?
If she can't stand on her own merits as a candidate, then she doesn't deserve my support.
Bitch, it's not about you. It's not about Clinton, it's not about "deserve" it's not about "support."
"Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made."
- Otto Von Bismarck, the asshole that effectively made WWI possible
You know what this election is? This election is a whole bunch of pissed-off OWS don't tase me bro black lives matter slacktivists being enrolled in the process of donating money, going to caucuses and putting signs on their lawns for the first time ever. And for the first time ever, they're discovering that hope matters fuckall and at the end of the day, politics belongs to the ruthless sociopaths, same as it ever was forever and ever amen. Know who's a great man? Carter. Know who was a shitty president? Carter. Four years of solar panels on the White House roof and the destruction of our foreign intelligence apparatus such that we're still reeling from it because Idealism.
And look. I get it. I would have loved to have voted for Sanders. Dude speaks my language. Politics about 90% aligned with mine. But that dude would have looked like a Pound Puppy in a Blendtek video about two days after inauguration. So yes. Hate the fuck out of the system, be outraged, be indignant, stand on your principles and argue about who does or doesn't "deserve your support" but look me in the eyes:
The country is full of angry morons that think Elvis is alive, Eve came from Adam's rib and 70 years of globalization and regressive tax policies can be reversed 140 characters at a time. They're not voting their conscience, they're voting their rage and FUCK your guilt, FUCK your dudgeon, FUCK your principles, this isn't a goddamn game.
“[Slitscan's audience] is best visualized as a vicious, lazy, profoundly ignorant, perpetually hungry organism craving the warm god-flesh of the anointed. Personally I like to imagine something the size of a baby hippo, the color of a week-old boiled potato, that lives by itself, in the dark, in a double-wide on the outskirts of Topeka. It's covered with eyes and it sweats constantly. The sweat runs into those eyes and makes them sting. It has no mouth, Laney, no genitals, and can only express its mute extremes of murderous rage and infantile desire by changing the channels on a universal remote. Or by voting in presidential elections.”
- William Gibson, Idoru
Let me reframe this for you: you're being flooded with articles asking you to be an adult rather than a child. And if that sounds scornful, congratulations. It is.
No thinking human being with access to the Internet should even be considering enabling Trump in any way, shape or form. Enough of them are that the rest of us need to get strident. The fact that I'm getting good at bitch slaps like this speaks to the entitled disaffection being practiced in these hallowed halls of the Internet but Sweet Holy Jesus it matters.