The first debate between the two major competitors in the contest of ‘Who wants to Pick Curtains for the White House’ happened on Monday evening.
The interwebz are ringing with ‘TRUMP!’ or ‘CLINTON!’ cheers, as each side in this contest seem to believe their candidate verbally trounced the other. Meme’s are being slammed into Facebook accounts with specially-laced keyboard venom. YouTuber’s are happily pulling select clips from this debacle…er…hotly contested race and making 3 minute videos of Trump’s sniffing (SniffGate?) and Hillary’s coughing throat-clearing (HealthGate?).
Twitter, Instagram, and all the other social media outlets are all feeling the rising hostilities as America once again simultaneously shows it’s soft, undefended belly, and tears strips out of it in this 4-year annual, ultimate throw-down brawl.
The only ones who win this particular three-ring-circus are the ones selling political advertising. The rest of us are straight up S.O.L.
As I find Political Theater less enjoyable than passing a kidney stone, I did not watch the debate.
I find politics annoying. I don’t care if you’re going to vote for the orange megalomaniac baboon, the commensurate establishment liar, the third-party ‘I think I’ve heard of him’ guy, or write in the Commie. I don’t care if you’re going to stay home in protest instead of making your way to the ballot box. All I know is I’ve made up my mind on how I’m going to behave on election night.
(for the curious ones out there – I’ll cast a ballot, and celebrate that the
freakshow election cycle is OVER)
So, what did I do during this first contest between Trump & Clinton?
I did something constructive, and created a little piece of beauty. A much better use of my time, I would think, than participating in the hostilities.