White America & The Curious Case Of Willful Ignorance The sick, sad state of the world these days… Willful ignorance. When despite all the latest breakthroughs in accessing information, people still cling to falsehoods, lies, propaganda when a simple Google search will set them straight. When despite all the ways to decode, decipher, and process, people still gravitate towards the asinine, the outrageous, and these days, the insidious. How can this be referenced any other way than that we are living in the Age of Mediocrity? When being qualified for a position is laughed at and scorned? When social media affirmation is the most favoured means of validation? When incendiary rhetoric is re-fashioned and marketed as acceptable? We are struggling to breathe in an era where our leaders are not our leaders. They are puppets that Geppetto has lost control over. Have Americans forgotten that they work for us? Have Americans become so disillusioned that they cannot fathom a different path anymore? How much more of this are Americans willing to take? Do not get it twisted, because it is not just Donald Trump. His bloated head wishes he was the sole cause of this derision, but he is just one example of how America has lost its footing, dropped the ball, and everyone is afraid of what could happen should overtime loom over us all. Donald Trump is feeding a faction that is more powerful than Americans like to give them credit for. They are right under our noses, in our midsts everyday, and now they are emboldened by a man that speaks to them directly after they have been ignored all these years. It’s time to press the MUTE button now. When you hear from them, call them out and call it what it is. There will not get the pleasure of re-marketing their hate campaign under new words, slogans, agendas. Their mission has always been the same as it ever was and as Americans, WE have the right to see that they are driven back into the crevices, cellars, and ditches where they belong. Yes, they will always be there – and make no mistake they are all over the world – but they will NOT be at the head of the table, nor will they have even a seat. They is no need to RSVP. You are not invited, hate. You are not invited, xenophobes. You are not invited, bigots. You are not invited, racists. Bye! Related posts: The Breakdown: The Trump Train and the Uncomfortable Silences Kate Upton, aka #Becky, Interrupted Op/Ed: Melania Trump Is #HOTUS© Real Talk: Kim Kardashian & The Growing Power of Clitscuits© TristonXADES MultimediaTriston 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, 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. Brace yourself. ======= ** support by www.neffmarksman.com ** Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.