Not My President – Not Even My Country ► A Manifesto

There’s no way to sugarcoat this — not that I would want to — but ‘Merka has made itself the laughing stock of the entire world by electing former-reality tee vee personality and crooked businessman Donald J. Trump.

Mea culpa. I’m partially to blame. Aside from calling him a demagogue twice last year [Read: Donald Trump, Demagoguery, and The National Shrine of the Little Flower and Donald’s Demagoguery Dilemma], I treated the entire Trump candidacy as a joke, for the most part. So did far too many of us. No one took him seriously because he wasn’t a serious candidate.

No longer. He’s as serious as a heart attack. As serious as a KKK rally. As serious as an atom bomb.

Everything old is new again!!!

I’m serious. I am going to fight the Emperor Trump Regime with everything I have: WORDS! Let’s see what this First Amendment is really made of.

I’ve seen a lot of crazy political shit in my lifetime, from placid Ike, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Kennedy’s assassination. From a live televised murder to Four Dead in Ohio. From Nixon’s Paris Peace Talk Treason to his Watergate; from Trickle Down Reaganomics to all the revenue rising to the Top 1%. From a former-peanut farmer battling wild rabbits to the Iran-Contra Dealie, which flooded the inner cities with cocaine. From a semen stained dress to invading countries that never attacked ‘Merka. And, that’s just scratching the surface.

However, nothing you could name holds a candle to the unmitigated CRAZY that is Donald J. Trump…and every last one of those racists who voted for him.

I’m not prepared to make nice, nor will I. This is my angry manifesto against The Trump Era, which actually began when those Foxy Friends on the Curvy Couch at Fox “News” started taking Agent Orange’s phone calls. That was the beginning of the normalization of this fascist by treating him as a serious pundit at a time when he was pushing his Birther Bullshit™. There’s a lot of Trump blame to go around, but at the top of any list you’d like to make would be the Fox “News” Channel.

To recap:

Emperor Trump opened his campaign attacking Mexicans: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” In anywhere other than Bizarro World, this would have ended a political campaign. But Cheetos Jesus was just getting started and ‘Merkins were just getting more stupid.

This draft dodger attacked war hero John McCain for getting captured. He mocked a reporter’s disability. He said Hillary Clinton got schlonged. Then he [Freud, where are you now that we need you?] laughingly couldn’t say she used the washroom because he found that natural body function disgusting. Still he hinted the only reason Megyn Kelly had asked him tough questions at a debate was because she was menstruating.

He was going to build a wall and Mexico would pay for it. Those living in the newly declared state of Xenophobia chanted BUILD THE WALL! BUILD THE WALL!! BUILD THE WALL!!!

He said he would ignore the Constitution by banning all Muslims from entering the country.

He called his opponent Crooked Hillary and all of Xenophobia chanted LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!! LOCK HER UP!!!

He also had choice names for his spineless GOP opponents, who have all now sucked up to him to get a seat at the table: Little Marco; claimed Dr. Ben Carson, now his pick for HUD, had a pathological temper that could not be cured; said Carly Fiorina didn’t have a presidential face; and even attacked Rand Paul’s looks, even tho’ he’s a man.

He was slow to disavow the support of David Duke and the KKK. When he did so it was with a tepid “Stop it.” However, he has used his Twitter Toilet™ to eviscerate Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin over their comedic portrayal of him. Furthermore, he tweeted attacks at media outlets that report accurately about him.

He falsely claimed to have seen thousand of people in New Jersey cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11; that he warned against the War in Iraq — despite recorded evidence to the contrary — and though the only proof he offered was a private conversation with sycophant Sean Hannity. To cheers he vowed to bring back the illegal tactic of waterboarding. Then he claimed to know more about ISIS than the generals.

He’s had nothing but praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, even though (or maybe because) he’s suspected of leaking negative info about Clinton during the campaign.

Trump urged supporters to attack protestors — which they did — and offered to pay for their legal defense, which he didn’t. That was his first broken election promise. He also claimed — possibly correctly seeing as how things turned out — that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and wouldn’t lose a single vote.

Donald Trump told the vast viewing audience of a debate that he had a big dick. No. Really.

His non-thinking sheep cheered him on at every turn. Then they voted for him.

The system IS rigged, because Hillary Clinton received almost 3 million more votes than Emperor Trump. Just imagine how many more she would have recieved if not for the steady drip of Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Email! Email! Email! WikiLeaks! WikiLeaks! WikiLeaks!

Let’s face facts: Clinton wasn’t a perfect candidate, but is there anyone reading these words that truly thinks she’s not a better human being than Trump?

Make no mistake: This vote was essentially a giant middle finger to the establishment. People voted for this dumpster fire knowing all of the above. You can’t blame Emperor Trump for that. Whenever you flip someone the bird, it’s always done in a non-thinking, reflexive manner, even if you only did it in your head.

Zakly like what far too many ‘Merkins did in the election, ‘cept they didn’t just do it in their heads. They did it in the ballot box. They were not thinking, just acting reflexively to something they didn’t even understand. People were not even looking for the truth, because the truth was out there for anyone who wanted to look. The real Donald Trump (ironic, eh?) should have been well-known to everyone who entered the voting booth, but far too many chose to ignore it. Which is how we get this:

CAPSULE HEADLY HISTORY: I was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1952, . That made me a ‘Merkin at birth. In 1971 I moved to Canada where I lived for 35 years, becoming a Canadian, having taken a test and then an oath to Queen Elizabeth. I returned to the States 11 years ago after the death of my mother (R.I.P.) to take care of Pops (R.I.P.). Just before I returned to ‘Merka, I promised family and friends that I would become a nationally known pundit under the nom de troll Aunty Em Ericann. And, I would have succeeded if it wasn’t for those meddling kids.

Here’s something with which I agree with wholeheartedly:


On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, a sizeable minority of the U.S. electorate chose to send billionaire Donald Trump, an avowed sexist and an unrepentant racist, who has spent nearly forty years antagonizing vulnerable people, to the White House. Spewing hatred at women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and those with disabilities is Trump’s most consistent, and well-documented form of public engagement. Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women because, as he quipped, his celebrity made it easy for him to do so. We can only assume that the hostile climate and anxiety about what is to come were contributing factors. The political shift we are witnessing, including the appointment of open bigots to the president-elect’s cabinet, reaffirms the structural disposability and systemic disregard for every person who is not white, male, straight, cisgender, able-bodied, and middle or upper class.

As a community of feminist scholars, activists and artists, we affirm that the time to act is now. We cannot endure four years of a Trump presidency without a plan. We must protect reproductive justice, fight for Black lives, defend the rights of LGBTQIA people, disrupt the displacement of indigenous people and the stealing of their resources, advocate and provide safe havens for the undocumented, stridently reject Islamophobia, and oppose the acceleration of neoliberal policies that divert resources to the top 1% and abandon those at the bottom of the economic hierarchy. We must also denounce militarization at home and abroad, and climate change denial that threatens to destroy the entire planet.

There’s more. Make sure you read the rest. Also read this:

At this point last year all thinking people knew Donald Trump was a 3-Ring Circus, good for nothing but laughs and the entertainment value. So, we continued to make fun of him. We pointed out every stupidly funny thing he said or did. We treated him like the joke he truly is. Who could have predicted that we should have stopped stopped making fun of him and taken The Orange Bowel seriously? Because people actually voted for this dumpster fire. Lots of people. Enough to make him the Emperor-elect. Enough to make ‘Merka the laughing stock of the entire world, ‘cepting Putin’s World, of course.

Trump is no longer a joke. He’s a nightmare. The Emperor elect. And, unless he’s impeached — and we get the even-worse Mike Pence — it’s a nightmare we won’t wake up from for the next 4 years, if ever. SAD!

This proud Canadian won’t be happy until I am thrown out of this crazy country for telling the truth about Trump.

2017 is the year of RESISTANCE!!!

The Not Now Silly Newsroom will
be on the front lines all the way.

Who’s with me?

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About Headly Westerfield

Calling himself “A liberally progressive, sarcastically cynical, iconoclastic polymath,” Headly Westerfield has been a professional writer all his adult life.

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