Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

Remember, remember the fifth of November.

I sit back and watch, frustrated. For years. But especially lately. I have a bit of a reality check that some need to hear.

If you are so passionately “for” either political candidate that you’re willing to alienate actual human beings (friends, families, neighbors, and unfriend on Facebook), then you might want to take a good LONG look at yourself in the mirror.

Because both candidates ARE FUCKED.

We’ve got a delusion of choice here in America: a politically correct arranged marriage of career politicians *or* a complete nutter who goes off the rails so regularly you can set your clock by it. That’s it. Sheep shagging shite vs. the bleeding shits.

**Mind you, Congress is who generally makes our laws.** And none of these people use our healthcare, schools, or live anything resembling our plebeian lives, but they sure as shit make all the laws regarding such. You don’t find that a little disturbing? Some dude who only ever went to private schools, never served in the military, and receives high end socialized care is writing the rules about teachers, benefits, and health insurance? Cutting birth control benefits? (Yeah, that’s happening for 2021 BCBS insurance. Massive cuts for women across the board. Men have all their testosterone services fully covered. Menopause HRT, not so much.) This second-generation attorney or career politician never sat in an emergency room for 6 hours and then received a $3800 bill after — at the same time the rent was due. We put up with this…WHY?

For example, we’ve allowed “temporary” baggage fees to stretch on forever without so much as a peep. The airlines are literally charging us TO TAKE OUR CLOTHES ALONG WITH US after paying for a ticket…yet we lose our shit over a mask that may or may not protect others? Seriously? THAT is what it took to get our disproportionate asses off the couch and revolt? How very disappointing.

Americans are so used to getting fucked up the ass with no lube, no kiss, no drink, and no reach-around that we don’t even see when it’s happening.

Especially when the media tells us it’s not. “It’s for your safety against terrorism.” Or, “It’s for it’s the kids.” Bullshit. Shut off the TV and stifle the social media pages feeding you this bukkake. Fear breeds paranoia and more fear. You can absolutely CHOOSE to say no. It’s just an emotion.

Chose logic and stoicism. Because your fear is worth so much money, and it tops our GDP. We can be feared and steered into anything. Stop allowing yourself to be manipulated.

Now, if you’re invested in voting AGAINST one of these two doucheba….erm…candidates…who don’t give one single fuck about you, your family, or your needs in order to keep some kind of “freedom” (perceived or otherwise) in place, such as tax cuts or choice, so be it. But for the love of all things holy, Odin, Freya, Athena, YHWH, Mother Earth, Allah, Vishnu and the good lord Baby Jesus (or simply being good for goodness’ sake), please remember that in the grand scale of life, this is but a small blip on our personal timelines — and it’s NOT worth losing those who DO care about us. Shits given > no fucks at all.

Our media and government violate our Constitution every single day. You should learn it. Not just the Second Amendment. UNITED we stand. DIVIDED we fall.

Rome was able to take over and enslave the entire freaking world because all the tribes were so preoccupied with fighting each other, they didn’t notice the invasion hitting their own shores. Then, ironically, they fell victim to their own tactic. Imagine that…the most advanced nation in the world…my God, even plumbing!…becoming the prey as others sowed the seeds of dissent.

THIS **IS** HAPPENING NOW.

TO US.

Divide et impera has long been used in history with screaming success.

While you’re digging out the Constitution, maybe learn some goddamn history. Because it’s repeating itself, right in front of our faces. And you’re allowing it to happen. It costs nothing to be educated — and everything not to be.

It’s so utterly heartbreaking to see people tearing each other apart over Trump or Biden and allowing very temporary situations to leave permanent scars.

April K. Hunter is a television writer, short story author, copywriter, blogger, and primarily writes thrillers and memoirs. She has her B.F.A. in Creative Writing for Entertainment and her work appears in a variety of publications, including RxMusclePage & SpineMedium, and European Journal FONT. Her first book, UNDISCLOSED DARKNESS can be found on Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.

A model and pro wrestler, she’s currently a part-time superhero at geek conventions, Mother of Chickens, and owned by one spoiled rotten corgi. When not crafting stories, she is learning something new each day or scouring the internet for funny memes while drinking too much coffee.

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Guy Fawkes speech:

“Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power.

Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression.

And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.

How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.

I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. ”

-Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

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4 thoughts on “Remember, Remember the Fifth of November”

  1. I certainly hear and respect your rage. Normally, I would have weighed in by now. (I got a notification of your post.) And Lord knows, there’s a shedload of things to say in response, given that a) Until recently, my family lived in the US, and b) For reasons not germane to this discussion, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time over the past four years watching The Theatre That Is US Politics. But on this occasion, I’m more interested in listening.

    So; what are your suggestions as to rectifying the situation as you’ve framed it? This in no way a ‘put up or shut up’ thing; you’ve got consistently informed opinions, and I’m interested in hearing them when it comes to how to ‘correct course’.

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    1. Hiya! Nice to hear from you. 🙂
      Well, I think we started that process…a changing of the guard. I’m of no party and would like to see a true democracy, with third parties included in EVERYTHING, but Trump was toxic to the moral and energy of this country. His tax cuts for smaller businesses…not so much.

      I also think we need to place laws regarding media, a moral code. Label something as OPINION, not news. Fact check, so people’s lives aren’t ruined with out of context videos, like that kid’s was at the rally this past year and many others.

      I think our people need to actually shut off the news and understand that THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE for what they post, as IT AFFECTS OTHERS. People have driven their own friends off social media. For many, that’s costing them customers and money, but they just couldn’t mentally take it anymore.

      I think we need an overhaul of our healthcare and insurance. It’s broken. If we had general coverage for all, people wouldn’t stay at jobs they hate in order to keep their daughter on life saving insulin. COBRA is unaffordable. We should have freedom to pursue careers and jobs that suit us better instead of being locked down because of benefits. So many people stay on and work miserably for benefits.

      I think we need an overhaul of our work weeks. Working to live is bullshit and we’re the only western country who does it this way. We have very little time off, which makes us less productive. We spend our weekends running around and getting shit done we didn’t have time for during the week. We are exhausted. We don’t NEED 8 hours a day to be productive. And we need more than a week or two off a year.

      And we need to enforce and enact real eco changes. Learn from other countries. Conserve, move to better energy, not be so goddamn wasteful. Learn from clean places, learn from those who went through the Depression.

      We need to reduce the cost of college. It’s so prohibitive, people don’t go who WANT to go. An educated nation is valuable to all.

      We need to encourage trade schools, too. And encourage deferment of college in lieu of non deployed military service. Because our brains aren’t fully formed in regards to decision making until we’re 25. Going to school for a career at age 18 is likely a waste of time and money and it won’t be the career we’ll end up with.

      We need to give tax breaks to the child-free. Fewer kids, the less you pay. It helps with decreasing population. Have as many kids as you can AFFORD. But if you choose NOT to, you aren’t using all the resources a family of 4-5 are, nor are you going to clutter up the roads and lines, so you shouldn’t pay as much.

      Those are just a few examples.

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