The Fascist States of America

The people of the United States of America have elected our own version of Benito Mussolini as President. The people of the USA are going to be experiencing a lot of buyer’s remorse over the days, weeks, months, and years to come. I am not a paranoid conspiracy theorist, but I think it’s safe to say we may be well and truly fucked as a nation and maybe as a race. Donald J. Trump is a hateful, petty, authoritarian, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, liar, sexual predator who now has access to the full power of the USA.

Scary, isn't it?

So, what do we do now? How do we mitigate the damage and prepare for the next round of this political war? And for that matter what do I think an administration under The Donald will look like? Not to mention the GOP retained both houses of the Congress and there is an opening on the Supreme Court to fill. Who will he pick? I don’t know. I doubt anyone knows other than The Donald’s inner circle, but I have some ideas.

First, I think the Senate will confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court before the end of the year. I refuse to believe those craven bastards want Donald nominating the next justice. Of course, I could be wrong, and if I am, I think Donald may actually nominate his sister as he said earlier in the year. If not, well the list of people he said he’d put up for SCOTUS is terrifying in a Nuremberg kind of way.

Second, we must look at the Cabinet. There have been a few leaks as to whom he might pick, and it’s all bad. For Attorney General, it is heavily rumored Donald is considering Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and a clear proto-fascist. The number of horrible things Rudy has said and done in his time in the public light could fill a book all on his own. As to the Secretary of State, well it looks like Newt Gingrich will be returning to the Federal Government for the first time since his own party shit-canned him as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The Cadre of Deplorables will be running the government comes January, and I’m terrified.

So, what do I think President Trump will champion/endorse once in office?

First, we can say goodbye to Obamacare, which while a horrible law was still much better than what we had before. What little restrictions were placed on the insurance companies will be gone, and we'll be back to preexisting conditions being a reason to deny insurance and arbitrary denial of treatments. Tens of thousands of people are going to die as they lose their insurance. Hope you all are proud of yourself.

Second, there’s about to be a war on workers. Trump has been more or less consistent with his views in regards to trade, workers’ rights, and the minimum wage. Things were bad, and they’re about to get worse for the very people who put the bastard in the big chair. Once more I hope you're proud of yourself.

Third, and maybe most important, if you’re not a straight, white, Christian male life is about to become very difficult for you. As a bisexual atheist socialist, this one hits me right in the gut. What do I do when the government no longer supports me? Also, my son in law is a Jordanian national and my future daughter in law is an African American.

What do we do about this?

There really is only one thing we as Americans can do—we fight. I don’t mean with guns and bombs, I mean with our words. We’re better than the overseas revolutionaries and homegrown Bundyite nutjobs. We need to organize, protest, push our so-called representatives in DC and the state capitols. We need to get involved. We need to make so much noise they have to listen to us. We need to do all that and in two years give them a thrashing they’ll never see coming.

We all need to be Bernie Sanders.

 

Josh Hilden

When I was born on August 3, 1976 in the great state of Michigan the hills shook and the sky was swept with fire. These were portents of the greatness for my future that was written in the stars ... I'm still waiting for that greatness. My name is Josh Hilden and I am many things. I am a husband, a father, a son, a friend. These are all important things but at my core I am an artist and the medium that I work in is words. I am a writer of Horror, Science Fiction, Drama, and Role Playing Games. I worked for Palladium Books (www.palladiumbooks.com) and Third Eye Games (www.thirdeyegames.net) before striking out on my own and founding a small press publishing company Gorillas with Scissors Press (www.gwspress.com). I also work for Fat Goblin Games (www.fatgoblingames.com). In the everyday world I can be found spending time with my family and friends. I have been married to my lovely wife Karen since 1996 and we have six amazing children. We tend to be a family of unabashed geeks and gamers who were geek before geek was chic. If you are really interested in me I am very active online with a personal and a writing blog along with a plethora of social media outlets. If you have any questions or just want to chat hit me up!