On this rainy Saturday morning as I was having breakfast, I was browsing through PZ Myers’ Pharyngula blog when I came across an amusing development. President of the USA, Crooked Lyin’ Donald Trump has a survey on his eponymous website (warning: Donald trump’s website). Here, users are invited to share their opinions of the media coverage of Trump and his administrative fuckups. Trump’s team is clearly hoping that his loyal band of easily misled supporters will fill out the form to support Trump’s persecution complex. Myers suggests that all decent-minded left-liberal folk should fill it out:
let one factor decide how you answer: will it make Donald Trump unhappy, and go against the result the poll is engineered to generate?
With that in mind, I gave it a go. Yes, I live in New Zealand, but that will only make more of a mockery of the survey which is the whole point. Here’s how I answered:
I was most angered by Question 22, which forgets the disgraceful obstruction of the confirmation of President Obama’s SC nominee Garland. The media was so lukewarm in their criticism that the Republicans got away with it. When the Democrats try something similar over racist Jeff Sessions the Republicans get outraged, even though they themselves are responsible for this standard of behaviour existing in the first place!
Question 25 is ominous, where we are asked if the Administration should waste more of its resources holding the media “accountable”. Their motives are clear, the US Republican Party now has a fascist ideology. Suppressing contrary voices is now part of their plan to hold onto power.
If enough Trump opponents fill out this form, he won’t get the result he wants. Then he can’t use it to justify whatever abhorrent actions he was wanting to do. All of the Trumpist talk of “will of the people” is hollow, electing Trump was never the will of the people and never will be. Here’s another chance to remind him of that.