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Henry Rollins to Australia: "Do Not Follow"
by Henry Rollins | November 10th, 2016 12:32:PM EST
I don't think there will be anything in 2016 that will match watching Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States. I know you might not believe me but it's true; all I could do was laugh. The sheer level of insanity that America has set out for itself has turned the country into a reality show the size of a nation.
President-elect Trump's victory by a considerable margin should be a heads up to the entire world that all the things that you might find objectionable about the USA, from the hegemonic overreach to the 24-7 bellicose posturing, will be not only more pronounced, but possibly the most visible aspects of not only the country's foreign policy but its domestic one as well. Leading American white supremacist and ex Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, wanted Trump to win and he got it. All non-white, gay and Muslim Americans have been green-lit.
No need to fret, I am willing to bet that the President-elect's most ardent fans will never visit Australia. I wonder if they could find it on a map. Yes. These are some very angry and often extraordinarily coarse people and they are now in control.
Donald Trump will likely decide the next three Supreme Court Justices. This will be a monumental and long lasting mark on the futures of millions of Americans. It is possible that a Trump sided Supreme Court could repeal Roe v. Wade, which protects a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy; Obergefell v. Hodges, which established marriage equality, could easily be repealed.
What happened over a period of several months, ending in a gripping few hours, will change the course of American history, and might have enough momentum to affect world events. Not only is Trump a danger, his Vice President, Mike Pence, is an extraordinary dipshit.
As a friend and fan of Australia, I warn you to stay away from the USA for quite some time. It is not the place it claims to be. It is good advice to heed the wise words of Maya Angelou: "When people show you who they are, believe them." The USA has chosen Donald Trump. This is who we are. You really don't want a piece of this. I don't.
Note to Prime Minister Turnbull: America is no longer the ally you may have once thought it was. The man soon to be in charge has no clue as to what the job he has just been elected to entails. Do not feed your military into whatever conflict this man initiates.
What happened to America can happen to any country. It is of the utmost importance to not only vote whenever possible, but to inform yourself as best you can and hold any and all elected officials to the highest possible scrutiny.
America just tied a rock around its neck and threw itself into a river. Do not follow.
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