Don't Drink the Kool-Aid!
The man has whipped up a batch of under-sweetened Kool-Aid and he’s waiting on y’all to take a sip. However, if you know like I know you’d pass that shit up and drink more water—shout out to Mick Jenkins.
For some reason Donald Trump is bringing his ass where I live. He’s coming to give a speech or some shit. Hold a rally, I really don’t know. However, I know one simple thing… my Black ass won’t be there. Why won’t I be there? Because, I ain’t got time. I don’t have time to engage in foolishness. I’d rather be catching up on The Walking Dead-- now that everyone has spilled the beans and told me that Glenn dies, I want to know how he actually dies.
Not everyone feels the same as me though. There are actual people who know they don’t agree with his positions that are going “just to laugh”. These actual people are even doing things like leaving work early, skipping the class (that they pay their US dollars for every semester), and buying apparel to sport at the rally thingy. And these are actual people that I know and somewhat like.
I think this proves one thing about people-- in America at least-- we’re amazed by the power of celebrity. This is the same man that proposes building a wall around the border of the United States and Mexico to keep out all of the “raping” Mexicans. Really? Like, there is really a “plan” that he had to build a wall and he wants the Mexican people to pay for it! I refuse to entertain that foolishness and waste my time at a rally being pissed off by the stupid shit that he’s saying. Moreover, being annoyed that I’m in a convention center full of people who actually support and believe in the crazy shit that comes out of his mouth. By giving him attention, you allow him to win.
As young folk in the year 2015, we have a basic understanding of how the internet works. We know that every time he says something ridiculous and the media publishes a story about it, they count the amount of site visits or “clicks” they receive from that particular story. If the numbers are high enough, they will continue to publish stories that involve foolish things that come out of Donald Trump’s mouth. Why? Because money. The more clicks they receive, the more money they can charge for advertisement on the page. And while the media is posting the bullshit that everyone loves to hate, they’re not reporting actual news that deserves America’s attention. The same goes for his rallies and website. When he packs a convention center full of people, they don’t care that people are there just for laughs, they’re counting bodies. The more butts in the seats, the more appealing Trump becomes to sponsors. And for every sponsor that he receives, that means that he is afforded the opportunity to continue on his campaign trail and continue saying things that piss us off.
To be honest, I have given the struggle faced man a chance. I took a glance at his website and read his positions on issues and knew immediately that I wasn’t fuckin’ wit’ it. Hell, I felt bad for even giving that much of my time to his political career. However, as you all know, I fully support the idea of being educated on the topics you’re arguing for or against. So, I had to go make sure I knew what I was talking about. But this doesn’t mean that my ass will spend actual time at a rally to hear his points. There are several options available for those who honestly want to be informed. If you really wanted to be informed on his platform, there are printed versions of the GOP debates and there are websites that give a general rundown of each candidate’s platforms.
Donald Trump is taking advantage of his celebrity power. He knows that America loves to stunt on the gram and he knows that there are basic bitches out there that will give anything to post “hangin’ out with Trump” under a picture of his bad hair implants next to their smiling-ass face. He knows that and he uses it to his political advantage. Most politicians have to gain popularity by actually saying useful things and not being an openly racist, sexist, classist pig. He’s skipped the entire process of building a reputation as a political force simply by utilizing wealth and fame. No one is blaming him either. He’s using what he got to get what he want.
The blame is not on that man. That is what I expect from him. Instead it is placed on the sheep. The people will drink the Kool-Aid for some Instagram likes or to say “I was there!” Every Time a person requests free tickets to the rally, they drink the Kool-Aid and make him stronger. Feeding him attention makes him stronger. He’s only where he is because people actually gave him attention. When you give him attention, you allow the things and the people that matter-- like other candidates who aren’t bat shit crazy-- to fade into the background. Even if it’s only for a night while you go and “get a good laugh”. Because for that night you let him win. You drank the Kool-Aid and you were a sheep— a sheep that blindly followed the sheep in front of you because that’s what sheep are taught to do. Taught to obey the power of celebrity even if you know the end result is negative or a waste of time. Why? Because “Well, at least I get to see Trump.” I’ll let you in on a secret; Donald Trump shits through his asshole, eats with his mouth, and breathes the same oxygen as you— nothing different but the zeros in his bank account. Y’all acting like it’s Beyoncé or something. We all know that she breathes in gold and doesn’t poop.
Y’all can do what y’all want though. What the hell do I know? I’m just a broke Black girl with a Honda trying to get a degree. I know one thing, they want you to drink the Kool-Aid and if you take one sip, you’ve lost.
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