Normally, I don't delve into political rants like the one I'm about to go on. But the past couple months have shown me how ugly things have gotten in "'Murica". It seems like we've lost our way by going at each other's throats instead of being helpful when needed and minding our business when needed. We've become more neurotic and idiotic by the day, which makes me want to hop on a plane to Europe or even Tokyo.
You know what I did to try and change things? I voted early. There are a multitude of reasons why I voted today. The plethora of Karen's and Americans who care more about someone going on their daily run or not doing their "volunteering duties" by 'studying' out of "concern" rather than people like Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Eric Garner dying at the hands of brutes, (Seriously, America. You need to channel that "concern" away from your own beliefs and towards the lives of the more vulnerable, i.e. African-Americans and other minorities. Leave the poor manager alone) our planet rotting away, the lack of universal healthcare, and the mishandling of the coronavirus, just to name a few. I'm sick of the country I was born in acting like a bunch of jackasses and whining over people walking on their lawns. Seriously, get over yourselves.
If we continue to worry about dumb shit like this, we won't have a planet to live on anymore. Now I assure you NOBODY wants that. No planet means no life and also means "no bueno, mi amigo". No car-ruising around on Harley's down Route 66 or enjoying your summer days at the pool. Opting out of the Paris Climate Agreement not only makes us look like the black sheep of the world, but it makes us look like we just want to commit geological suicide. Going against the grain can be a dangerous precedent to set, especially if we keep trying to bump the planet's temperature more than two degrees Celsius every year (Americans are sweating in Fahrenheit right now).
There's also the problem of police brutality that is going on right now. The problem with America is that we give #BlackLivesMatter a bit of attention, then go back to chewing out our neighbors for stepping foot on our lawn. We're not doing enough to ensure that we don't have another Jacob Blake incident happen or another Breonna Taylor dying. I may not be African-American. However, like most African-Americans, I'm sick of not only African-Americans dying at the hands of asshole officers, but the systemic racism that has rigged the game against them. Like African-Americans, I'm sick of this shit.
Yes, I did vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and I have no regrets over it. Biden and Harris are all in on a Green New Deal that will get America to an economy of 100% renewable energy. Also, not accepting any donations from oil companies is pretty cool. Another thing that I like is his Build Back Better agenda, which will focus a great deal of energy on helping racial equity in this country, i.e. Black-owned businesses and minority workers. Also, building on the Affordable Care Act is nice.
Look at the picture below. This is what we look like to the rest of the world right now, America. A bunch of loud, prideful idiots with ADHD that don't know what we're doing. Biden and Harris may not be perfect (in fact, they're far from perfect). But they're the best, most realistic option we have, especially with the biggest Karen of them all in the Oval Office. We're fighting for the soul and character of this nation. You can vote for whoever you want. However, understand that your vote will come with ramifications.
To help fight racial injustice and environmental injustice, here are a few links that I have found where you can donate:
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