Michael Shannon: Trump Voters Are A ‘Big Red Dildo’ That Fucked Us All
In not one but two goddamn breathtaking interviews, Michael Shannon gave zero fucks and went right the hell off on Donald Trump winning the election and how we should handle the assholes in our lives that voted for him. So here he is talking to RogerEbert.com about how the hell we got here as a country:
Can you make sense of any of that for me—how Trump was elected?
Yeah, I’ll tell you how to make sense of it: This country’s filled with ignorant jackasses. The big red dildo running through the middle of our country needs to be annexed to be its own country of moronic assholes. You can call it the United States of Moronic Fucking Assholes.
Do you think those assholes started off that way, or that people are inherently good and lost?
I don’t know how people got so goddamn stupid. But it’s really weird, because it’s like the last eight years, now it feels like a lie. Like, this has been festering underneath the whole time. Racists, sexists. And a lot of these people, they don’t know why the fuck they’re alive. They know it. They’re doing drugs, fucking killing themselves. Because they’re like, ‘Why the fuck am I alive? I can’t get a job, I don’t know anything about anything, I have no curiosity for life or the world.’ So this Trump thing is like getting a box of firecrackers, or something. It’s like, ‘Well, this will be fun for a little while, this’ll kill some time.’ Because, y’know, the jackass will be amusing on television, stay stupid shit. Make everybody clap. Hillary would have been too boring, I suppose. It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened. It’s the worst. This guy is going to destroy civilization as we know it, and the earth, and all because of these people who don’t have any idea why they’re alive.
And here’s Michael Shannon in Metro with some advice on how to deal with your Trump-voting relatives over the holidays, and it’s fuck ‘em, don’t go home. Also, maybe the old ones could do everyone a favor and die now.
There’s not even a way to talk to the other side. You may want to share something on Facebook, but the algorithms only allow people to see the news they want.
The wall isn’t between the U.S. and Mexico; the wall is between people who voted for Trump and people who didn’t. And we’ve got to do something about it. I don’t want to live in a country where people voted for Trump. I want to live in some other f—ing country. But I don’t want to run away. So we’re just going to have to bust this thing up.
I’m not even sure how to bust things up. We have to invent a new way.
There’s a lot of old people who need to realize they’ve had a nice life, and it’s time for them to move on. Because they’re the ones who go out and vote for these assholes. If you look at the young people, between 18 and 25, if it was up to them Hillary would have been president. No offense to the seniors out there. My mom’s a senior citizen. But if you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn.
My parents voted for Trump and I’m still not sure how to talk to them about that.
F— ’em. You’re an orphan now. Don’t go home. Don’t go home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t talk to them at all. Silence speaks volumes.
Of course, this goes against the recent horseshit that we need to start reaching out to our “forgotten” family members, except as Photo Boy and I commiserate about almost every day, we do try to have a conversation with them. And there’s only so many facts and information you can present to a person before you realize you’re getting nothing back but Benghazi or whatever was on Fox News that day. Donald Trump’s administration is already filling up with the exact establishment types the suckers thought he’d keep out of Washington, but Hillary Clinton jumps out of the bushes and personally performs abortions on women, so he was still the right choice because voting (pretend) pro-life scores magic points in Heaven. Why can’t you egghead liberals get that?!