On the day of Trump’s arrival to The UK last year, I remember being on the way Central and on my blower- in between Joe Budden podcasts and Gasworks videos, I saw a thumbnail of Piers Morgan debating on The Good Morning Show about why there was a march against The President and thought, why not have a butch.
The more the interview went on, the more of a prick Piers was shown to be, pressing irrelevant facts to try put the opposing guest in a corner. Though I couldn’t help but agree with the jist of what he had to say. Piers went on to list a handful of leaders who are probably far worse than Trump is and asked, “why don’t we have mass protest for these guys when they come to visit”, is Trump more evil than these other leaders?
I thought, why does everyone hate Trump so much? I mean, I do find him to be ignorant along with other things, but he doesn’t rub me up the wrong way as much as he seems to do with others. To go out and march and make these signs condemning him is a commitment. Well, at least it used to be. Are you committed for even half the time it took you to make a sign and get to the march?
Ok, so- you hate Trump because his Foreign Policies, you hate Trump because he doesn’t do f*** all to stop innocent brown people being killed, you hate him for some of his misogynistic comments, I get it, but he just sounds like a normal leader of the free world to me. I guess it’s easy to hate him more than others, he is at the top and he can be donut. You could just hate him for being him, rich white guy, with enough money to buy the presidency and no filter who is ballsy enough to take on ‘Black Twitter’.
Trump is like Kony or Black Lives Matter, it was the latest cool thing to be socially conscience of (despite it coming from a real place, which is a shame). It’s great if these things popup in conversation amongst young people for a change, or a celebrity posts a meme mugging off The Commander in Chief instead of a selfie- but I feel like the reaction of a hashtag and a march is done to be discussed on a Monday at work about what you done over the weekend. I know we are all human and sometimes we get too tired to-I don’t know- care about social issues or other priorities kick in, I’m not judging and relate. I’m just saying it would be nice if real people who are posting about Trump online or attending marches, unlike popular culture kept the same energy, a month after he’s trending online, even 24 hours after he has left our shores. I guess a perfect ending to this piece would be to ask those who attended a previous march. What’s the update on Black Lives Matter? – Damian Malontie