Yesterday, 09:11 AM
She said she's not getting her knickers in a twist over which way people vote, and honestly I'm in that boat at this point. All of them absolutely suck. This isn't like previous choices that were just uncharismatic duds. The main choices all have such a cultish following that we are screwed whichever way the chips fall. I am upset that my life is going to take another downturn regardless of who wins, but I am not going to fuss over the color of the car I'm riding in when it goes over the cliff. Red or blue, the fiery crash at the bottom is going to be just as damaging.
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I don't think Trump is trustworthy, but mostly because the type of person who gets to the level of "businessman" that he's at are not usually trustworthy in any real sense. They may have started out with an idea or a motto or an ideal that made them trustworthy, but over time and millions and all the navigating of political deals, it fades. The brash personality develops into narcissism and delusion as they live in a world full of things most of us either envy or can't understand at all. You have to be brutal and keep tabs on all those favors and the people who've wronged you. You have to be "on" all the time. Do I think that's really all that difficult for Trump? No. Do I judge him for it? Meh. He's carved out a niche for himself and his sycophants. But do I want him for President? Jesus no.
I don't think Hillary is trustworthy, at least in part because the type of person who gets to the level of politics that she's at are not trustworthy. She may have started out with the typical "good intentions" with which social justice types do, but the reality is that those good intentions usually manifest themselves in ways to control everyone around them. The rules never seem to apply to the person at the top deciding the rules. She also lives in a world of narcissism and delusion, where she can get away with murder, bully people, then turn around and paste on a big smile and talk about how much she loves the children and women and black people. Do I think that's really all that difficult for Hillary? No. Do I judge her for it? That's harder. I just lump her into the corrupt group of politicians that see the world as their footstool. Do I want her for President? Jesus no.
I won't get into Sanders, Stein, Johnson, Cruz, etc.; I don't think we'd be much better off. Maybe if Johnson could have pulled it off, we could have at least wound up at a constant stalemate in Congress --- which is better than what we're likely to get.