Free: One POTUS, Barely Used!

 

hamlet-tennant

“You cannot, sir, take from me any thing that I will more willingly part withal — “(Hamlet, 2.2.231-232).

Why elect your own nationalist leader, when you can have one for free? Seriously he’s tremendous, folks, believe me, except for his loser Administration and failing Presidency –Sad!  But believe me he is the best at alienating neighbors and allies, who are great really I love them especially Trudeau who is hot and smart but failing Canada — and did you see the crowds at the President’s last rally? Huge! I saw something that said they were the biggest crowds since VE Day. And you know the tremendous job Putin regime is doing aggressively trying to destroy NATO, Europe and the West — believe me! — this President is their own eyes and ears so you don’t need lying intelligence community or leaking aides or fake diplomats. He’s the whole package. Big league.

Seriously, friends, when is this guy getting impeached? Because I had this thing called a life, my historical fiction series, and fun and hobbies and Star Trek and history podcasts that didn’t give me nightmares. I just finished my third re-reading of The Lord of the Rings — in almost as many months — just for the sweet release of that Ring getting into Mount Doom and the destruction of Sauron. I mean, that’s a lot to endure for one single moment of feeling like “Ah… gone for good…”

I WANT MY LIFE BACK!!!

And to everyone who says: “Yeah, but the level of political action and awareness is great!” I say:  “Go to Hell, go directly to Hell, no passing Go, no $200 for you!” You know what I loved? The Obama Administration. I was doing better financially, mental health-wise, relationship and writing-wise, and in every other measurable way until the 2016 Election. There were issues and debates, but I didn’t look at my news feed every morning to see if we were at war yet. It’s the little things.

I felt safe just knowing No Drama Obama was always there. I trusted him to think things through, discuss the details and possibilities with the best qualified and most creative people, as well as lawyers and the heads of government committees and agencies, and then come up with a thoughtful response. But now I’m supposed to be the eternally vigilant resistance? Screw you.

I want to plant my garden. I want to spend money on new art supplies, not postage stamps and notecards to the dickhead politicians who don’t even answer their phone *Toomey*. I want to enjoy and fix up our new house. I want to write my fiction. Go fishing. Have an appetite. Sleep at night. I want to play video games. I want to have sex with my equally beleaguered boyfriend. Is that so much to ask? Isn’t that the American dream? I don’t mess with you, and you don’t mess with me?

Why must we all suffer, my anti-Hillary, Bern it Down, friends? I thought continuing the work of Obama by a competent and experienced leader was a great idea! You really thought Hillary Clinton was as equally evil as Trump? You were duped by the Russian propaganda! Ah, hindsight! Or was it just that “thing” about her? You know that thing she just didn’t have. What’s the word for it? Oh, right, A PENIS! Such a little thing, but the difference it makes in the US! I knew as a girl there would be Black President, Jewish President, Gay Atheist President, Vulcan President, Amoeba President before there was even a shot at Woman President. So fuck you too, Patriarchy protectors.

All you guys go take to the streets. You write the postcards. You helped bring this on all of us. YOU believed the fake news. Nevermind the rest of the Earth and its people and climate. I did my bit by voting for Hillary. So you fix it.

I’m de-Trumping my life. I’ve only got one. I’m not going to waste the prime of it untying this Gordian knot when I can use a sword and cut it all off. Yeah, I’ll read a bit and listen to NPR, laugh at the stupid shit, and stew on the bullshit. But not like before. I’m reclaiming my life from Trump.

I’m a writer. I can’t help but be here, but not. Like Hamlet’s “mirror up to nature.” My job is reflecting back on you. I’m the cameraman at a wedding. I don’t take part in it. I just capture what went down, edit the bits together, throw some transitions and filters on it, and hand it back over to you. It’s not my job to be overtly political. That’s called Propaganda, and I want no part of it.

Besides, have you seen where I live? It’s awesome. A 130 year old farmhouse with  a stream, two ponds, a wood stove and fire pit for cool evenings, a spring house for hot summer days, wisteria-grown arbors, ivy creeping up the hill. Song birds, butterflies, flowers and hummingbirds. There is land here to work and love and care for. An interior to remodel and decorate. This place and I need each other. This is my refuge from the noise of the world.

So, my crazy-pants friends, who let’s face it, I love but you know not so great in NOT driving me crazy sometimes. And the Hillary supporters who still have steam, the other progressives, and the good Republicans who let’s face it could be more like the tremendous Arlen Specter, who is doing great things now more and more I hear, and grow a backbone, which I hear is just fabulous for standing up. Let’s just #DumpTrump so we can go back to being the decent, neighborly, let’s talk this over, come together, work for a better life for all, pleasantly plump, Shire-loving hobbits Americans truly are at heart. Big league.

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About JLakis

Jessica Lakis - Writer/screenwriter. Conqueror of the Useless. Super nerd. Vae Victus. View all posts by JLakis

7 responses to “Free: One POTUS, Barely Used!

  • Neil R Friedman

    I’m sorry I just wrote a response but couldn’t log in so in the process it got lost????? So I’ll sum it up. Take a break, but come back when you are ready. We need your talent and your passion because things are going to get even nastier.

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    • JLakis

      That’s why I’m holing up here in my safe space AKA home. But I’m sure I’ll be back. I’m just not letting this become my life. “There’s a million things I haven’t done…but just you wait.”

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  • Caroline

    I like the idea that Bernie or Bust folks lead the charge. There is blood on their hands after all. And while we’re at it can Jill Stein actually do something that contributes to society? Can she prove that she has talent beyond being a spoiler? Some of us have anxiety to go along with our foresight and don’t really appreciate having to live so vigilantly, all because…you guys, her emails!!!

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    • JLakis

      Yep…to all of that. I’m tired of people who voted third party or for no one because “totally not false equivalency or sexism” all anti-Trump now. Why didn’t you just vote for Hillary? That’s way easier than driving the country off a cliff and me insane. And you understand, we have to deal with so much just to get through the day, don’t lay this on me! Oh, y’all are concerned about people who nees help? How about you start with your friends who were having a rough time BEFORE, nd who can barely function now?

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    • JLakis

      Oh, sorry for the aggression and the typos! I appreciate you “getting it.” And I love you, girlie! 😙

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  • CW

    I have to be political.
    Black folks have to figure out which hand is holding the whip, so we can dodge or break it.

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    • JLakis

      Valid pont. And I’m concerned about women’s rights, and my access to health care, not least because of myD al my health sustaining meds. And really all of it. It’s a constant struggle for POC especially with the militarization of the police, and the poticization of both the cops AND now the National Guard /military. Thanks for reminding me of “why we fight” here. But don’t you want the ability to live your life? Just enjoy it like people are supposed to? That’s all I’m saying here, really. That and I have some mental health issues anyway. And for the first time in my life, something to lose in this house. I sure as heck never believed I’d have. And I want to keep and enjoy it. I dunno, hey, I’m pissed that all of us have to go through this shit.

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