The strange that I make
Recently a friend made a post on his facebook page about gays for trump. I still remember him talking about how he’ll be there for the LGBTQ community, but I knew he was lying. Then I wonder why other marginalized groups supports him. My friend also mentioned it’s like saying “jews for hitler” and someone posted a link to this group. Some people don’t have much of foresight. And these minority groups supporting trump is, much like the Jewish ghetto police are both “tools and a victims.”
Recently a story break about something Trump said about fallen troops from World War I. Given his history I wouldn’t be surprised if it was real. Then Fox News chimed in and also said it was real. Then I came across jokes about how trump now hates fox news fully and is only going to the “Orange America News.” This sounded like a fun little design to make.
I decided to replace the vector eagle image with the head of an angry trump, then turned the ‘O’ into not just an orange, but one from a tree at my place that only grows mutated oranges that never actually ripen. Plus I still remember the John Oliver segment he did ripping on the outlet talking about why they suck.
This has been a hard year, and this last week has been especially. If only some people would have listened to the Black Lives Matter movement from the start that have been talking about how there needs to be police reform and actual justice for the deaths of unarmed black people. And with the widely seen murder of George Floyd was another major spark. These protests going now, would not be happening, or at least not to this scale if there was police reform, and if the cops involved with his death where arrested and changed there.
I’ve stood by this movement because I understand it’s importance. Black lives do matter because they have been an important part of our country. They helped build it, help create much of our culture, and have always been treated cruelly thought out our history here just for where they have ancestry from. Black people are also capable of great things, like with the Tuskegee Airmen who more than proved themselves when fighting nazis.
I didn’t think I would find myself updating this image so soon. The reason I put 202? before was because I wasn’t sure if the incident was going to happen at all. I’ve been noticing a slow down for awhile which did put some unease on me. Then after a couple of weeks from when I posted the original it all went down, hard. You try to warn people, but their pride and selfishness just costs them in such a way, and they don’t even know how to admit to being wrong.
We are in a recession, and I don’t think we are going to recover this year.
Back in 2007, we ended up in the early stages of a recession, which the next year caused major problems. Then Obama was elected into office, and after some time the economy grew again. The stock market was growing, unemployment was going down and even thought it wasn’t perfect, things were definitely better. We recovered.
Now back when Obama was in office I would find people with a more conservative point of view saying the stock market going up doesn’t mean everything is going well for everyone, which is true, but it’s interesting how those very same people changed their narrative as it the stock market continued to grow in the last few years, which mostly has to do with stock buy backs. But if you also look back at some of the biggest single day loses in the history of the Dow Jones, 9 happened while trump was in office. But some of the most recent are more in connection to the corona virus, which he is also handling poorly.
After all, that is the reason we learn about history, right? One instance I can remember learning about as a kid involved both world wars. Before the first war there was a lot of tension between France and Germany to a point everyone was expecting things to blow up at any moment. So to prepare themselves France set up fortification along the border incase the Germans attacked and would be taken down. To get around that Germany literally went around and plowed their way through Belgium to catch the French by surprise.
Twenty Five years later France sets up the Maginot Line and completely forgets what the Germans did the last time, and fell. That’s just one instance, and it seems history repeats itself far more often than we all realize like we have done before in our own country. A nation isn’t meant be run like a business because they are two completely different things. I also remember coming across a quote from Adam Smith, the father of capitalism himself talking about how, “The government of an exclusive company of merchants is, perhaps, the worst of all governments for any country whatever.” Which is exactly what we’ve had for far too long. It’s like some people just choose not to learn from our mistakes.
Today is the winter solstice, meaning this is the shortest day of the year meaning, the days are going to start getting long again. Yet a popular saying as of why winter happens has to do with the beliefs of some people who claim the figure known as Jesus is the reason behind such happening. That is of course false because it entirely has to did with the tilt of the earths axis.
But, I also remember as a kid learning about this story from Greek myth of Persephone, daughter of the goddess Demeter and Zeus, who was kidnapped by Hades, who also happen to be her uncle, by both parents. During her time in the Underworld her mother became enraged and decided to let freezing temperatures exist and cause plants to die till Persephone came back. While hanging with her new husband she ate seeds from a pomegranate thus making it so she belonged there.
Eventually a deal with struck making it so Persephone had to stay in the underworld a few months a year and during that time Demeter allowed winter to happen basically as her way of going strike. But that’s how old myth works, don’t know how to explain why such a phenomenon happens, make something up.