What the Actual Fascism, America?!
We are living in a surreal point in time where Donald Trump/ Drumph could actually become president. I was all reared up to go on a rant about how Trump’s success is the result of the American government ignoring their lacklustre school system (resulting in churning out politically ignorant voters???) plus the general negative political climate in their country where people are feeling powerless and consequently supporting an ignorant, bigoted, megalomaniac bully for the Republican nominee.
But then I watched a segment on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee [click here] wherein she interviews a group of “multi-ethnic” “bi-partisan” “college educated” “Trump supporters” and I was left speechless. And with a sick feeling in my stomach, similar, I'm sure, to what the countries bordering Germany and Italy felt like a few years before WWII. (I’m writing this from Canada, btw.)
What does this have to do with The Broke and Bookish’s weekly meme: Top Ten Tuesday? Well, dear reader, because of this American craziness, all of a sudden those of us that majored in History, English, or even Political Theory (totally a thing!) finally feel relevant in today’s society, and can actually use our over-priced knowledge-base(s) in everyday conversation! THEREFORE, as this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, and I'm a fan of The Dystopian Novel, I choose to vent about Donald Trump [and his supporters], using my strengths of being an über-reader and professional metaphorist.*