Tuesday, January 10, 2017
From Fascism to Fetishism in one day
So, here I am in The Ohio's.
Minding my own business.
Visiting and aged and ill cousin, doing God's work in bringing him some company, a cup of tea, his hearing aids, you know.
And then he has cousin Deb and I go to the basement and find every photograph and safeguard them.
At 4 PM, I get in the car to head back to the Columbus, so I can start home in the morning.
I have been in a news vacuum.
My mind is tired, exhausted. It is raining. and the radio is tuned to NPR, in a low volume mode.
I hear the NPR broadcasters talking about "golden showers" and Trump.
"Oh, for Christs sake on a cracker," I think. Is this man planning on installing golden plumbing fixtures in the White House? What the fuck.
And then it dawns on me that they are not talking about Fascism, but Fetishism.
Could this be true?
I stopped in Waldo, Ohio. Where's Waldo? You're on a computer, look it up on Google maps.
And they have a new Duchess Store in Waldo. And while I am waiting in line to buy six pounds of Ballreich's potato chips, a diet soda and V8, the guy behind me starts grumbling about the "Libtard in the Prius with Hillary sticker."
I turn around and said "That would be me." He seemed a bit shocked that I would acknowledge that I was the libtard, but no amount of schooling from me is going to educate this idiot.
And I ask this village idiot, "Hey, you look like someone I could ask about this. What do you think about this news about the President elect and this "golden" thing going on?"
"You mean them showers?" asks he. "The God Damn Libtards in the Ci of A got this thing wrong. Putin is sending him a shower for the White House."
"Trump is a man of God, he ain't no creep."
"Yeah. You ever seen his penthouse? Gold everywhere. The man has classic tastes."
I pay for the bags of chips heading back to Maryland, my soda and the V8.
Well thanks, says I, for helping to set me straight.
"You know," he says. "From the look of your car, I thought you were one of those funny woman. The ones that look like men who like woman."
To fuck with this twit, I said "Oh, yeah. I am a Lesbian. You give your woman a big kiss from me."
So instead of getting all ginned up thinking about what could be, I am going to hold my opinion and any gloating.
Even if it is true, Trump isn't going to give up this easily. He is not going quietly and I am still preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best.