Let’s Leave 2016 in 2017
As I write this people are celebrating New Year’s all over the world. As the clock edges closer to midnight and we close the book on another shitty year, I’ve got a few things on my mind, well actually one thing on my mind: 2016. It’s time to leave 2016 behind in 2017.
I spent this entire year arguing with people online over 2016. I argued with people over the primary. I argued with people over why Trump won. I’ve spent the last two years arguing with people online. It’s gotten me nowhere, so I’m done. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very important to discuss why Donald Trump is the president now. I’m willing to have this conversation with anyone who is willing to face the truth about why Trump won. I do not want to talk about Russia. I do not want to talk about “BernieBros”. I do not want to talk about how Hillary Clinton got 3 million more votes. Most of all, I do not want to talk about the fucking primary. That was almost two years ago. I want to move on.
Unlike the people who have #stillwithher in their Twitter bios, I understand how we got here. I also understand that there are more important things at stake than arguing that Bernie would have won. I actually do want to fight Trump. I do want to make this country better for everyone. The only way we’re going to do that is by getting leftists into office in all levels of government. I would much rather spend my time organizing for progressive candidates in my city and state. I would rather spend my time on Twitter retweeting leftist candidates, rather than worrying which person on donut Twitter is trying to get me suspended. I don’t want to argue about Hillary Clinton anymore. I despise her for reasons that have nothing to do with her being a woman, and you will not change my mind, especially if you misgender me by calling me a “bro.”
Hillary supporters like to ask why we hate on Hillary so much. I’m not going to speak for anyone else, but for me, it’s because you refuse to quit talking about her. You denigrate anyone who criticizes her, or god forbid pokes fun at her. The backlash to the Vanity Fair video was among one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen. No one deserves to be fired for criticizing a public figure. This is why I said on Twitter that Hillary Clinton was a “boil on the ass of society.” She brings out the worst in her online defenders. She makes you people lose your fucking minds (I’m speaking about both sides here). People get so caught up in arguing over Hillary Clinton that they forget about what’s important. They forget that they’re supposed to be opposing Trump. Your #resistance shouldn’t be about white knighting Hillary Clinton on the internet all day. You’re not winning over anyone’s hearts and minds.
Let’s leave 2016 where it belongs, in 2017.
Happy New Year!