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Op/Ed: AmeriCAN’T (Or Won’t)?

Roughly 50 percent of white Americans would vote to re-elect Donald Trump if the election were held today, and this is a problem of epic proportions that needs to be addressed.

Dear America:

I don’t know why you continue to drop the ball, miss the memo, and refute that you are no longer #1, but if this world crisis isn’t proof of that, then what is? The denial is deep even with the repercussions at an all-time high. To the casual observer, it looks like Jonestown is happening on American soil this time.

And there seem to be too many Americans hellbent on sipping to the last damn drop. With the latest reports that 50% of white Americans would vote for Trump if elections were held today, the message is clear.

Newsflash: WE Are the Sh*thole Country!

Those of us blessed with common sense knew where this train was headed once that orange bastard got into Office, but we bided our time, and collected the receipts to release when the time was right. Guess what?

The time came many many many many many many many many moons ago, yet here we sit, collectively acting like this bumbling idiot is not outta pocket, out of bounds, and out of his damn mind. We are the laughing stock of the world right now with no end in sight, and yet and still there are many sitting on their asses waiting for someone else to do the heavy lifting.

If you are not registered to vote, you can just miss me forEVER. I mean it, so I repeat…


You do NOT get to complain ever again as you sit your raggedy ass on the sidelines and lament the chaos sweeping across the land and the world.

Not anymore.

The price WE have to pay for your inaction will wreak havoc on our psyches for generations to come simply because you believe in unproven conspiracies that you traipsed across on YouTube.

If your vote truly didn’t matter at all, then why are there groups and parties committed to keeping you FROM said act?


Trans-Generational F*ckery

I didn’t forget about you #Becky, #Karen, #Susan (you either #MissAnne!) or any other placeholder moniker of abject f*ckery you fall under across the generational divides. You are about to get dragged for the filth that you are too. And let’s get serious here, because it’s not just the aforementioned #SaltinesOfSorcery. There are a lot of white women are outta pocket and just sitting idly by, buying kittens, eating crepes, and looking the other way.

To the Un-Melanated Still Clutching at Their Pearls?

Stop acting so shocked and surprised that there are still white people out here in these streets backing Donald Trump and every other hatemongerin’ Republican out on the stomp at the moment. The only difference between the GOP then and now is that now they have been emboldened to be upfront and in your face about their racism.


Here we are, in the middle of 2020, a global pandemic, a national catastrophe, and a bumbling orange bitch-ass President that refuses to even acknowledge the chaos and destruction that he has caused and he is counting on his ardent supporters to overlook his many MANY shortcomings because they know that this is their last stand before the inevitable occurs. If voting for Trump was unforgivable in 2016, guess what is even more forgivable?

Rallying behind him in 2020!

And still 50% of white Americans are rallying behind Trump for 2020?

WHAT kind of f*ckery is this?

There needs to be a clear line drawn in the sand when it comes to Trump and his legions of fans. Those wondering how Hitler came into power need only to turn on their television to know how because we are in the midst of a coup right now. If you are disregarding common sense and reliable news sources simply because you don’t want schools desegregated, guess what the smells like.

The stank, rank, and pungent smell of racism.

With a capital R.

And who are these voters still unsure of who they will vote for come November? What exactly the F*CK are they unsure of? How far down into the ditch must we go before they come to their goddamn senses? It looks like to me that they are adamant about dying in that ditch if it saves them even a sliver of the privilege they’ve been conditioned to believe they deserve.




Those three things alone should be more than enough for any sane American of voting age to know that Trump isn’t fit to lead a country as diverse and multicultural as America. Yet, he may still win.

He. Still. May. Win.

Trump stays at 40% approval rating. Proof that many white Americans are not ready for parity, equality, and honoring the Constitution

Americans that still support Donald Trump are more than just amoral and assholes. They are racists, they are white nationalists, they are an abomination.

Yes, I said it.

Did I stutter?

Their complacency is an act of terror against us all. Does it really matter that the actual act of killing (most of) us is being drawn out?

Hell to the goddamn NO.

We are dying, cannot breathe, and apparently, at least 50% of Americans are perfectly fine to go on with this sh*tshow.

And we all know what 53% of white women did last election.

Oh, you heard me!

It never ceases to astound me how such a large percentage of white women will align themselves to white supremacy courtesy of white men that continue to relegate them to the sidelines. It is truly remarkable and demoralizing to witness what white women will suffer through simply to be on #Bucky’s arm and bask in that second-hand privilege. Then white women wonder why black women don’t follow them down FEMINIST lane? Check your privilege, #Karen, because it’s seeping down the backs of literally EVERYONE else that is mindful and melanated.

Fake News? F*ck YOU!

I am of a certain age, so I know my way around a Dewey Decimal system, how to f*ckin’ fact-check, and where to find the damn verifiable sources. This is not some difficult mission that only the 1% are capable of. I am going to insist that these Trumpers learn as well before getting in my face and extolling the virtues of a President that desperately needs Grammarly and SpellCheck in his life.

Be Silent, But Not Near Me

For those people waiting for someone else to move ball forward, I really don’t want you around me, because you are part of the problem too whether you recognize it or not. Your complacency is going to get us all caught out here and I ain’t one to be caught out THERE!

So, let’s be clear…

If you still are voting for THAT party because you cannot fathom a Democrat in office, THAT…

is unacceptable.

If you are fine with the status quo and cannot find the strength to dissociate from friends and family members that defend this current Republican party? THAT…

is unacceptable.

White people should be elated that black people only want equality and NOT revenge. Which is another reason to dismiss the NRA and its ilk.

But I digress…

The Republicans of today are no different than the confederates of the past in that they intend to destroy our country as it is and as it was intended to be and to rebuild it in ways that places white christian males at a permanent advantage over all other citizens. the significant majority of Republicans not just as complete bigots but as mentally unstable terrorists & traitors committing treason against our nation thru the use of economic & political systems.

Feigning Ignorance, Forging Backwards

The caucasity of white people in these trying times continues to shock and irk me like never before. Even with video evidence flying across the internet on an hourly basis, many white people still are straddling the fence on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, as if police brutality against brown people is some recent thing. Now, when that #MeToo movement was at its height and the slogan “believe all women” was trending?

I didn’t see any stutter steps.

I didn’t notice any speed bumps.

I saw white women falling fully behind the slogan and then doing what they do best – crying to the Establishment about how badly they have been treated for decades/centuries and how now is their time for reckoning.

But with #BlackLivesMatter, video evidence, and receipts galore?

I heard crickets.

I noticed pauses.

I KNOW I am not alone.

What Lies Ahead

Democrats that aren’t in love with Biden, guess what?

You don’t HAVE to be.

I don’t need Joe Biden to give me orgasms at night.

I don’t need Joe Biden to be a vegan.

I don’t need Joe Biden to have all the right words.

I need him to win!

That’s it.

No more.

I need him to win, and you want to know why?

Because I would like to wake up and NOT worry about the state of the world EVERY GODDAMN DAY for another four years. I would like to be able to read the news and not have panic attacks every other page. I would like to be a bit LESS engaged in politics for a hot minute because I am losing my f*ckin’ mind.

How about YOU?

So, America?

In closing?

Get your f*ckin’ act together!

Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Washington Post, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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