You have bought right into the relentless, manipulative, and hateful zeitgeist of present-day America. And I’m sorry to tell all of you, but it pisses me the fuck off that you’re that stupid.
So what is this image that has shocked, horrified, and nauseated America? It’s been called vile, disgusting, and many say it has apparently “crossed the line”. So here it is:
Yes people, that’s right. A cheap Halloween mask and corn syrup. This is apparently what has horrified all of you?
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
Are you people 10 years old? If these kinds of cheap theatrics terrify you then how do you sit through any PG-13 movie these days without hopping on twitter to talk about how realistic and vile it was?
Now I know what you’re all saying: some kind of “blah blah blah but it’s about our President…” or “It was a call to assassinate Trump” or whatever cheap excuse you people have.
But we all know that isn’t true. You saw that it was trending in the media to bash Kathy Griffin, so you all did it so your feed could trend too. Donald Trump is the one always bitching about a “witch hunt” and congrats America, he started one and you all bought into it. You focused your hatred of the world into one woman for no reason other than some mild form of mass hysteria.
And where is everyone now? Hmmmm? All you people who were so concerned that this image was a call to violence…suddenly, now that Kathy Griffin has held a press conference stating that she is getting detailed, in-depth death threats… Suddenly Twitter has gone silent. It seems America doesn’t seem so outraged by violence 3 days later.
And furthermore America, 2 main point here:
First. Art is art. Free speech is free speech. And artists are artists. What this was by Trump wasn’t a sudden ideological stance on violence and gore. He was pissed that it was an image of him. And then a message was sent to the world through him and conservative media: Don’t fuck with Trump or we will tear you to shreds
And somehow the liberal media jumped on the bandwagon as well. CNN, Anderson Cooper, Huffington Post, New York Post, Chelsea Clinton. Everyone seemingly JUST HAD TO MAKE THEIR VOICE HEARD that they condoned violence…and they all used Kathy Griffin as the punching bag to convey this message, which obviously only made the Trump team oh-too-happy.
Silencing people who make offensive art against our current administration will not make this country better or more peaceful. What it will do however, is spread a message not dissent against the way things are. We are teaching people to be silent and not stand up against an administration that NEEDS TO BE STOOD UP TO.
Secondly, let’s talk about Trump and conservatives.
Does anyone remember when a black church in the south was set on fire and the words “VOTE TRUMP” was spray painted on it? Were all of you just at work that day? Were you all too busy to tweet up a storm about that? I mean if were going to talk about a vile and disgusting act…
Or how about the 2 FUCKING MURDERS THAT HAPPENED IN PORTLAND LAST WEEK?
Kathy Griffin was a more worthy target to bash? Are you people insane?
Or how about the hate crime where a man ran his truck over someone and killed him because of his race? This news story went largely under the radar because it happened so soon after the Portland murders
Or how about the stabbing in Maryland that happened recently?
The white man on the right, who belonged to a white supremacist group on facebook somehow believes he was superior to the man on the left because of his race. WHERE WERE YOU TWITTER TROLLS THEN?
Point is, the Kathy Griffin scandal blew up because conservatives are crazy and are DESPERATE to believe that they are oppressed by liberals. They are angry and uneducated and suffer from a severe case of cognitive dissonance. If Trump and Fox News says there is literally anything to be outraged about, conservatives will devote their time to being outraged to it. They are the most desperate of sheep.
And on that note… are any of you paying attention to the Trump administration? Are you watching as they are removing funding for the sciences, national parks, healthcare, education, women’s rights…well civil rights off all kinds, and the insane level of hate he inspires in our country? If you all want to take a moral high ground and be raging about something realize where the anger should go…
Get your head in the game people,
~ The Dark Horse
…and no, this wasn’t proofread. This was written out of a mix of passion and anger.