In many ways being massively depressed helps me deal with politics.
I mean our nation is fucked because the most hideous cabal of venemous pricks at the very top are pointedly failing to negotiate any kind of deal for us to continue to work with our neighbours so we’ll crash out of the EU as an isolated tax haven for rich bastards permanently screwing the rest of us until the end of time with none of the sensible EU regulatory statutes to help prevent it.
So life is going to be an unending swirling vortex of misery but fuck it everything sucks and hates me anyway so what does it matter any more.
You know I rail against Donald Trump a lot, and don’t get me wrong he is utterly and completely evil.
But the thing is on balance I prefer Donald Trump’s evil to our own country’s Tory evil.
Why? Because his evil is so blatant that it’s impossible for any sensible person to ignore it. It’s brazen, loud, arrogant, in-your-face, fuck-you evil obviously designed to make everyone else hate the prick while galvanising his increasingly narrow base of fanatical devotees who the rest of humanity would much rather pretend don’t exist out of shame of sharing a species with them.
That’s terrific evil because you know it’s there.
The Tories’ brand of evil is far worse because it’s precisely as disgustingly evil as Trump but it’s so benign and outright boring and grey that most people just seem to tune it out. They’re doing horrible things but because they do it in such a nondescript and mind-numbingly boring fashion it either makes most people jut tune it into the background white noise, or it dresses itself in such a generically ‘standard’ look that it makes otherwise sensible people just go along with it.
Like, Trump’s fans are morons but the divide is obvious. Anyone who supports him has a galloping case of the crazies and everyone who doesn’t knows that about them and pick it out immediately.
With a Tory voter you can be talking to them for hours and they’re a perfectly reasonable and friendly and personable person and it’s only later that you realise what fucking horrors they willingly vote for and it shatters your idea of them.
The hardest evil to fight is the evil that is so boring that most people don’t even realise it exists.
That’s the Tories.
Trump is obviously evil and the divide between those who know that and those who think it’s worth the destruction of America just to ‘trigger’ liberals is clear as day, the battle lines easily defined.
Now I’ve written this and tagged it with Trump-related hashtags it’s going to be fun seeing the Trump loyalists precisely prove my point by embarrassing themselves in the notes of this one.
Britons Who Show ‘Extreme EU Loyalty’ Should Be Tried For Treason, Demands Tory MEP:
Who the fuck even needs satire any more when you have real politicians being this dumb in public?
Government plays down Brexit ‘armageddon’ fears:
This may sound like an oversimplification but if your government even has ‘Armageddon’ fears to play down over the primary reason it gives for its own existence, then you need to take a step back and think about what you’re doing and how badly you’re fucking it up.
Also a sidenote but if you can hear warnings that our nation will face shortages of food, fuel and medication because of Brexit but still think Brexit is totally working out and is totally worth it, you too need to take a big step back and reassess your priorities in life.
The ‘Tories think about offering Nando’s discount card to young people to join their party’ thing was good for a laugh, but it underlies a fucked up message that the Tories apparently think so little of the young that they believe they can almost irreparably fuck over an entire generation with their policies but that a promise of cheaper chicken would be enough for that generation to forgive them and pay to throw their lot in with the hideous bastards.
Theresa May to release paper setting out Britain’s Brexit vision:
Hey, would you look at that.
2 years after the referendum and less than 1 year until what used to be the hard deadline for Brexit negotiations to be completed and our government finally deigns to tell their public what their Brexit vision actually is.
I feel like we should have gotten this a lot sooner. Say… at least before the general election the PM called where she campaigned on getting the electorate to trust her with Brexit.
House Of Lords Votes To Defeat Government And Revive Leveson Inquiry:
It shouldn’t be possible to make me genuinely like the House of Lords because I hate the idea of them even as a concept and want it abolished, but apparently the Tories are just so shitty that unelected pricks in a Parliamentary Chamber that shouldn’t exist are a preferable alternative to our elected government.
That’s almost impressive in a really fucked up way.
Today I put a £5 bet on Theresa May being replaced as Prime Minister in 2019.
Would have done this year but I feel like the harridan’s going to hang on through to the new year, but sometime next year when the finalisation of her Brexit plan gets repeatedly fucked over by her own incompetence is when she’ll probably finally fuck off.
I don’t think any of her MPs, while publicly slagging her plan off, want the hassle of having to replace her while Brexit is still being negotiated. They’ll wait until afterwards, claim the deal she got was shit (which it will be for myriad reasons, not least of which is her aforementioned incompetence) then challenge her for the leadership.
I would have put a double on who her replacement is but the going favourite is Jacob Rees-Mogg and I don’t think I could live with myself if I made money off of that cretinous fuckbasket in any way.
Look, at the end of the day if Jacob Rees-Mogg is in favour of something then by definition that thing cannot be good for the ‘common man’ or the working class.
Have you ever seen or heard him? He is the definition of a privileged snooty posh-boy twat-features Tory. He is not a friend of the working class, he only wants Brexit because he wants the UK and a Tory government to be free of the burdensome regulations of the EU that protect shit like workers’ rights and enforce minimum employment standards.
He wants a free-for-all race to the bottom among business where they’re free to exploit both employees and consumers as much as possible in pursuit of an ever-fruitful bottom line with no regard for peoples’ wellbeing or livelihood.
If you are on the lower end of the class spectrum and think Jacob Rees-Mogg is on your side, then you are being taken for a ride.