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20 January 2017 @ 10:47 am
Inauguration Day  
I don't know what to say.  I hate the suffering this man will cause in this position. I don't know how to process the absurdity of this exept with humor.  Saw this very fitting German webcomic today. (Translation below)



 then:

House of Cards: An unsettling dystopian story, where a ruthless, manipulative murderer becomes president of the United States.

Now:

House of Cards: A hopeful utopian story, where a strategically thinking, self controlled grown up, without a twitter account is president.

 
 
 
The Captain Of My Ship, The Master Of My Soul: Spider.gonzo21 on January 20th, 2017 11:46 am (UTC)
Did you catch the review of the inauguration that appeared a few days ago in the Scottish Sunday Herald?


President Trump: The Inauguration

4pm, BBC One/ STV

After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is the “What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War” setting – but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present. The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today’s feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful.
flake_sakeflake_sake on January 20th, 2017 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yes, I saw it - love them for writing this!
The Captain Of My Ship, The Master Of My Soulgonzo21 on January 20th, 2017 09:28 pm (UTC)
Mr Trump is none too popular here in Scotland.
flake_sakeflake_sake on January 20th, 2017 09:38 pm (UTC)
I saw a documentary about that golf curse (I'll leave this very fitting typo).

I'm so pissed at every single person who set us all up with this monster.
The Captain Of My Ship, The Master Of My Soulgonzo21 on January 22nd, 2017 02:26 pm (UTC)
Doesn't bode super well for Scotland actually. Any trade deal Trump strikes with the UK, I'm sure... well it will be a horrendous deal for the UK anyway, because AMERICA FIRST, but I'm sure it will be an extra bad deal for Scotland. Because he has an axe to grind against our politicians now.
Beer Goodbeer_good_foamy on January 20th, 2017 02:05 pm (UTC)
Oh god, it's true, isn't it.

I'm just going to be over here in the corner dreaming of when it was West Wing that seemed a tad on the optimistic side.

flake_sakeflake_sake on January 20th, 2017 09:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I keep thinking that House of Cards looks a lot like the Westwing compared to Trump...it still feels unreal.
Barbrahirah on January 20th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
That pretty much sums it up. :/
flake_sakeflake_sake on January 20th, 2017 09:19 pm (UTC)
I hope his term will be cut short somehow.
Barbrahirah on January 20th, 2017 11:39 pm (UTC)
If he gets impeached, we get Pence, and if Pence is hit by a meteor, we get Ryan. It's shit all the way down.
Mrs Darcy: Democracyelisi on January 20th, 2017 06:54 pm (UTC)
Can I share this post? It seems to sum it all up...
flake_sakeflake_sake on January 20th, 2017 09:20 pm (UTC)
Sure, please share.

I wish things were not so dire.
Mrs Darcy: Slayer by kathyh.elisi on January 21st, 2017 11:28 am (UTC)
“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring