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"I'm not going to focus on what I have done in the past what I stand for, what I articulate to the American people. The American people will judge me on what I am saying and what I have done in the last 12 years in the Congress."

- Senator Dan Quayle

Funny stuff from a political personality best described as a silver spoon moron. And perhaps it's fun to laugh at a distance when someone's public ineptitude feels harmless instead of cruel. You could almost say it's quaint, looking back at a moment when one of our nation's embarrassments was simply to have a buffoonish Vice President. Someone comically incompetent, without the Dunning-Kruger arrogance of Sarah Palin, or the unapologetic corruption of Spiro Agnew, or the scorched earth warmongering of Dick Cheney. Anyway, those were simpler times by comparison to our recent history. (sigh)

From 2016 to 2020, America suffered through something on a whole different level of dangerous: an existential cancer on the Executive Office itself, and by extension, our very Constitution. Somehow a popular vote minority of willfully misinformed Americans elevated a con man to the White House with the help of Russian subterfuge and corrupted Conservative values. But it's so much more than that... America's disgraced and twice-impeached President is a stone cold racist, a clinically malignant narcissist, a draft-dodger, a scofflaw who doesn't pay his debts or taxes, a sexual predator and a rapist, a pathological liar, and a proud adulterer. Donald Trump organized multiple schemes to overthrow our government, culminating in an actual god damn insurrection. If any one person could exemplify the absolute worst of humanity, it would be Donald Trump and his supporters. These are not casual opinions, and they are not alternative facts. Donald J. Trump is a criminal and a traitor and still the leader of today's Republican Party. Make no mistake, Trump didn't "take over" the Party of Lincoln, they welcomed him in with open arms. It's who they are now, where the inherent selfishness of Conservative thinking has devolved overnight into raw cruelty, their wagons eagerly hitched to human garbage. Maybe life imitates art, because Shield is Hydra, and has been all along.

It's so easy to get angry. I get angry a lot, as a natural response to disappointment in others. It's a helpless feeling, witnessing the lesser nature of our culture make this kind of unethical grab for power and influence.

So I guess if you're here reading these comments and you are still proudly MAGA... you can fuck off. At this point, shame has little effect on your values, and I don't want you in my life. I don't want to know you. I don't want you near my family. Perhaps the best advice I can offer is simple... You can't share in someone else's power without being complicit in their crimes. Please think about that, and become a better person, become a better American. Make better choices, because your choices define you.

In post-war Germany, thousands of Nazis killed themselves rather than face their conscience. What are you going to do when faced with your decisions?

- John Clare