Editor’s note: we’re now on day three of our extensive Info Meme study of the nightmare pack of nativist, fundie whackjobs Trump is stocking his cabinet with and somehow these guys keep finding ways to lower the bar with every appointment. After looking at the objectively horrifying retired Lt General Mike Flynn and the equally, if not more repugnant new Secretary of Eductation Betsy DeVos, it would seemingly be hard to find a worse human being among the handful of people Trump has already named to his government. Fear not however, because Alabama Senator and Trump Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions is certainly up (or down) to the task – in fact, his longstanding record of perpetually being on the wrong side of history and aggressively supporting every completely insane conservative, neoconservative and hard right position in American politics probably puts Sessions in the running for “worst human being in America.”
For those unfamiliar with the format; the Info Meme of the Week is a semi-regular feature where we a look at one issue, scandal or in this case person largely being misreported in the media in the form of a single, easy-to-share meme that’s backed up by a few verifiable sources underneath the photo. No rants, speeches or explanations required – just facts, in one detailed snapshot you can use to win arguments with cowardly liberal appeasers and stunningly moronic Trump supporters at the same time.
Naturally, the Evil Mutant in our sights this time is the aforementioned Alabama Senator (and virulent racist) Jeff Sessions; a man who’s shocking nomination for Attorney General by President-elect/swine emperor Trump threatens to set civil rights in America back decades if the neanderthal, bigot son of a bitch can somehow survive the confirmation process:
First of all, let me just say “holy shit, are you fucking kidding me?” There is no way on God’s green earth that appointing such a backwards, hateful and morally bankrupt human being to run the Department of Justice is even remotely a good fucking idea and if Trump is able to replace even one more liberal-leaning justice on the Supreme Court; not even the mutherfucking Constitution will be able to stop Sessions from trampling all over marginalized Americans. This would probably also be a good time to mention that popular “progressive” SCOTUS justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is older than fucking dirt; eat your vegetables lady – the entire future of the country might actually depend on it.
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The simple truth is that while much of the mainstream media has been busy arguing about who to blame for Clinton’s shocking defeat (hint: Hillary Clinton) and who is or isn’t an actual Nazi; Trump has quietly begun fashioning a government from virulent nativists, low-key fundamentalists and radical libertarian billionaires whose ultimate goals might not look all the different from fascism. This appears to be a new, decidedly homegrown take on far right, extremist ideology and it’s probably a mistake to assume Trump’s regime will function exactly like European nationalism; although it’s fair to say that nationalists (Steve Bannon) in Trump’s government will attempt to steer this cabinet’s myopic patriotism towards largely nationalist goals – and it probably won’t take that much nudging to be frank.
Regardless of the flavor, it is now abundantly clear that the United States has fallen into the hands of right wing, extremist ideologues who posses dangerous religious beliefs; whether Trump ultimately understands just how fucking evil the people he’s hiring are is very much besides the point. These are indeed, dark days for the United States of America and potentially the entire world.
Stay strong, fight nationalism and Swing Heil.
- Nina Illingworth
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