The Exhaustion

Look, part of it is probably due to the fact that I just moved last weekend and then promptly got sick before having time to put up my curtains. That shit is a serious bummer.

But I don’t think that’s the only reason I feel so exhausted right now.

The Exhaustion | Jill of all Trades
Even in a white room surrounded by balloons, I can still remember everything Donald Trump has ever said about Mexicans.

Look at what’s happening in the world. Between the recent terror attacks in Nice, Baghdad, and Orlando, the Brexit, the terrifying shit happening in the Philippines, and the sudden tendency of the West to start electing its crazy right-wing anti-immigration nutjobs to actual office, to name just a few things, the world is batshit right now.

And then reduce it to just my country, the United States.

We’ve got a horrible election dragging on with two of the most unpopular candidates in history—one of whom is a narcissistic, racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist, Hitler-loving orange psychopath—and it feels like it’s never going to end.

We’ve got a big-ass sexual harassment case going on with Fox, which is of course being treated with all the respectful gravity this country usually gives to women who claim they’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted…in other words, very little.

We’ve got police shootings of black people, especially black men, being more and more widely publicized as white people finally start to catch on that oh hey, that’s actually a real thing, and as the Black Lives Matter movement gets more attention, we’re starting to see violence from the other side of the argument too as police officers were murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge—which is tragic for the needless violence and also extremely hurtful to the already delicate movement.

We’ve got Trump’s pick for vice president—the extremely “pro-life” and not-very-popular governor of Indiana Mike Pence, who is honestly freaking me and my uterus out with his not-only-opinion but actual history of prosecuting women for getting abortions.  Like…what the fuck, Pence.  What is your actual problem?

I’m so tired. I go through these waves sometimes of pure exhaustion where I dread looking at the headlines in the morning and don’t know which awful thing I should tackle writing about and every little thing just gets to me.

It’s times like these that I’m sure Donald Trump will be elected and people I know will get deported and the Brazil Olympics will end in tragedy and people will be nasty to my family because they’re middle eastern and we’ll lose all our abortion rights and Obamacare and the economy will crash and a race war will break out and then the world will promptly explode because Donald Trump will have the nuclear codes and it’s only a matter of time before some other world leader makes fun of his hair.

Someone supply something encouraging, STAT, okay thanks.



  • Matthew Williams

    Sometime, somehow the madness has to end!?!