The Darkener's Console

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The Gas Light is Out —

In November 2016 I was feeling pretty bummed, betrayed and worried about the next 4 years. I was at my Mom’s (an avid Trump supporter) house and she told me, “Don’t worry. You’ll see, in 4 years the world is going to be in such a better place than it is now, just trust me. Trump is going to run the country like the business it is.”

I was talking with my dad (also a Trump supporter) about a week ago and he was fuming at the fact that Joe Biden won the election. He insisted that the country is headed for Socialism and we’re all “fucked”. His support of Trump is based on the fact that the stock market is ‘doing so great’.

I feel like I’ve been living in a 4 year long episode of “Gas Light“. The gaslight is out, but even now, so many people still believe it’s as bright as ever.


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One Comment

  1. Gnor says:

    “the country is headed for Socialism”

    This kind of comment always makes me laugh out loud. This country has been socialist since the New Deal. What is Social Security, Medicare, Corporate and Individual Welfare, Fatcat Defense Contracts, Bailouts, Quantitative Easing?

    It’s Socialism. As for the privatized profits, don’t fool yourself. That happens in “other” socialist countries, too. It’s been going on here for longer than any of those people worrying about it have been alive (75 years). Time for people to get their heads out of the sand. Wake up, Neo. Welcome to the desert of the real.

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