Well, this was interesting. Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, Devin Nunes, Ivanka, and Jerrod somehow didn’t get their invitations I’m to assume. Maybe they were too busy still conning some lost white souls somewhere in the Rust Bucket. Maybe even telling them that at some point one single piece of legislation containing the erasure of the Alternative Minimum Tax will be passed on their behalf sometime in the next four years.
I have to admit, the first time I watched Hasan Minhaj’s speech, it kind of numbed me. It made me feel a little uncomfortable. Then I googled it and watched it a second time. And here’s the thing, I’m a white fifty-nine year old moderate dude from Deer Creek, Oklahoma—and I couldn’t find much he said I don’t agree with in relation to Donald Trump, The First Amendment, and our press.
Where else in the world could this happen? Now, I’m fairly certain there’s not many other white dudes in Deer Creek who feel like I do, but still, where else could this happen but in America?
And that’s the beauty of what he ultimately said after pretty much the same things I’ve been writing on here since Caligula Lite somehow became the GOP’s nominee for POTUS.
Where else but in America could you have a seventy year-old furniture store sport fucking zenmaster tweeting at three in the morning while totally sober while pretending to be President of the United States? Then get rebuked by a young Muslim in D.C. in front of the world. Only in America, baby.
But now, more than ever in our history, it is incumbent upon the press to do their jobs and report the news.
I liked what he said collectively said about Fox, MSNBC, and CNN–in that I agree all three are part of the problem as to what we’ve become. Cable news shouldn’t be partisan cheerleading, it should just be the news. Report the news and get the facts right. I didn’t see Wolf Blitzer or Dana Bash smiling all that much.
But all in all, I thought it was a great speech because as he said…where else but in America could a Muslim make a speech in front of the world in Washington D.C. and be allowed to tell the complete truth about Donald Trump?
Think about the power of those twenty minutes or so just keeping that fact in mind. And this is what ultimately makes America so unique as to the rest of the world. Never, ever take the First Amendment for granted. It’s our most precious liberty.