It's over all right. It's sad to see what this country turned into in just one week.
I was going to quietly disappear but the events of this weekend make it impossible. Trump is a monster. The USA is now an embarrassment around the world.
Picking a trade war with Mexico. Building a useless expensive wall. Denying GREEN CARD residents (people who LIVE HERE with homes and jobs!) return when they went to visit family elsewhere. This is having real effects on real people today. Students who went home for the holidays. LEGAL RESIDENTS. Gag orders on federal offices.
Official climate change denial... the stupidest one of all. What's with the war on science? When was knowledge bad? What the hell is wrong with people when the truth must be hidden and denied and not even searched for?
This is what you all wanted? Hate and ignorance? Many of you probably applaud that list. Some of you did already in this thread. Sad hateful humans. Right, like Trump says? SAD! It's disgusting.
I'd say I hope you get what you voted for but I'm not that mean. I just don't get it. It's always been tough being a liberal sportsman. Usually I just keep quiet because I want to enjoy the sport and not argue. I'm not out there for politics. But it's impossible with random people saying racist things and assuming I'm okay with it because I'm white and have a beard.
The level of hate and bigotry I've seen this year while simply trying to fish has skyrocketed. Honestly it's kept me from fishing much since the election. I don't want to go out there and have some ignorant a hole tell me how Hillary is running a child p o r n ring out of a pizza restaurant. (Yes this is a big thing if you are lucky enough to not have heard it, and I got lectured on it in December.) It's simply not true and it's mind boggling some of the things people say and believe. Even on this thread.
I doubt I'll be back to check replies. There's no arguing with the special kind of ignorance on display here. I just pray sane minds can pull us back from the brink. But the era of America as a beacon of Democracy and a country to look up to is over. Just look at the world's reaction to this travesty. This isn't making America great again. This is making America hate again.
All of you who just got incredibly angry at me.... maybe stop watching Fox News and think for yourselves. Trump has lied to you dozens of times already. Verifiable lies. On video. Be mad at me... or go watch something and learn.
THINK FOR YOURSELVES
Edited to spell p o r n to defeat censure