Trump *is* making America great again — but not in the ways he wants.

I *really* needed this today.  This viral Facebook post lifted me right out of my depressed, despondent mood over the direction America is going.

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A new forward going around:

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it looks like Trump is actually making America great again. Just look at the progress made since the election:
1. Unprecedented levels of ongoing civic engagement.
2. Millions of Americans now know who their state and federal representatives are without having to google.
3. Millions of Americans are exercising more. They’re holding signs and marching every week.
4. Alec Baldwin is great again. Everyone’s forgotten he’s kind of a jerk.
5. The Postal Service is enjoying the influx cash due to stamps purchased by millions of people for letter and postcard campaigns.
6. Likewise, the pharmaceutical industry is enjoying record growth in sales of anti-depressants.
7. Millions of Americans now know how to call their elected officials and know exactly what to say to be effective.
8. Footage of town hall meetings is now entertaining.
9. Tens of millions of people are now correctly spelling words like emoluments, narcissist, fascist, misogynist, holocaust and cognitive dissonance.
10. Everyone knows more about the rise of Hitler than they did last year.
11. Everyone knows more about legislation, branches of power and how checks and balances work.
12. Marginalized groups are experiencing a surge in white allies.
13. White people in record numbers have just learned that racism is not dead. (See #6)
14. White people in record numbers also finally understand that Obamacare IS the Affordable Care Act.
15. Stephen Colbert’s “Late Night” finally gained the elusive #1 spot in late night talk shows, and Seth Meyers is finding his footing as today’s Jon Stewart.
16. “Mike Pence” has donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood since Nov. 9th.
17. Melissa FREAKING McCarthy.
18. Travel ban protesters put $24 million into ACLU coffers in just 48 hours, enabling them to hire 200 more attorneys. Lawyers are now heroes.
19. As people seek veracity in their news sources, respected news outlets are happily reporting a substantial increase in subscriptions, a boon to a struggling industry vital to our democracy.
20. Live streaming court cases and congressional sessions are now as popular as the Kardashians.
21. Massive cleanup of facebook friend lists.
22. People are reading classic literature again. Sales of George Orwell’s “1984” increased by 10,000% after the inauguration. (Yes, that is true. 10,000%. 9th grade Lit teachers all over the country are now rock stars.)
23. More than ever before, Americans are aware that education is important. Like, super important.
24. Now, more than anytime in history, everyone believes that anyone can be President. Seriously, anyone.

– Susan Keller (Copy and paste to share.)

 

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About luckyotter

This blog is my journal. I just choose to share it with the world instead of keeping everything inside my head. I'm a recovering Borderline and have also struggled with Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also have Complex PTSD due to having been the victim of narcissistic abuse for most of my life. I write mostly about narcissism, because I was the child of a narcissistic mother, and then married to a sociopathic malignant narcissist for 20 years. But there's a silver lining too. In some ways they taught me about myself. This blog is about all that. Not all my articles will be about NPD, BPD or other personality disorders or mental conditions. I pretty much write about whatever's on my mind at the moment. So there's something for everyone here. Blogging about stuff is crack for my soul. It's self therapy, and hopefully my insights and observations may help others too.
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18 Responses to Trump *is* making America great again — but not in the ways he wants.

  1. TheOriginalPhoenix says:

    Oh my gosh this touched my heart.

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    • luckyotter says:

      God works in mysterious ways. I woke up this morning despondent and just wanting to die because of everything happening here. Some days are better than others. Today wasn’t such a good day. I decided to get out of the house and drive to get some pizza because I haven’t eaten anything all weekend. And I prayed for strength and courage. And then when I came home I saw this and felt a lot better. I hope it helps others too, because I know a lot of people are really depressed and scared right now.

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      • TheOriginalPhoenix says:

        You know God does have a way of sending us strength when we most need it. This morning I saw an email that I’ve needed to hear since I started university, but more than ever now. Stay strong. Americans don’t lay down and cry. We fight for our civil rights. Always have, always will.

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  2. Whatever it takes to get the jihad out of the white house. Fine by me. Amercans are getting a wake up spanking from an actual American lover for a president. Kind if like a 2 year old would get to learn that walking in front of a bus is dangerous. I also am encouraged that the president doesn’t fund the Muslim brotherhood for arms…after all they do want to kill us.

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  3. Wendy Weir says:

    Hope. We need it. Thanks for sharing this.

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  4. acflory says:

    9:38 am in Australia and you’ve just made my whole day. 😀

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  5. koolaidmoms says:

    I ❤ this!

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  6. Heartafire says:

    I can’t sign the petition. If I’m not mistaken Graham was a Trump supporter. I was thrilled today to hear Repuvlican senator John. mc Cain call Trump out and actually say his actions are precursors for a dictatorship. He has my praise and admiration to have balls when the rest are hiding behind partisanship.

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  7. I have to add that as a Canadian I have learnt more about how the US government works in the past month than I would ever have known. Thank yuh DJT.

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  8. Rayne says:

    This so awesome to read!

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  9. Post Grouchian Co-Tard says:

    Alexander Lowen must be rolling in his grave. The last paragraph of his book on Narcissism would seem to have been a prophecy. As a major totally “imploded” narc myself, and somehow a half assed schizotypal mystic at the same time I wonder what it means…the End Times? The Paradigm Shift? A new world order a la the Wicker Man? It’s surreal to see such a transparent Pure Aeternus doing the whole “Bringer of Meaning” routine and trying to gaslight the whole world with “Alternate Facts”, and to know exactly what he’s up to. I keep watching the video “Peek a Boo” by Devo and finding it very prescient. Yikes!

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