Until this morning, if you had asked me what I thought of reddit, my answer would have been “Avoid.” “Only slightly more civilized than 4chan” or “At least it’s more civilized than 8chan.” The fact that everyone is touting Trump going on the platform to do an AMA while the DNC is on this week only deepened that certainty that this was a website for and by the white privileged male masses to gather and gnash their teeth that the last two millennia of patriarchal dominance was being questioned for the first time.
Reddit is a far reaching platform, made up of groupings of all different sorts. The ones who get the attention of course, are the worst filth. But for every proTrump page, apparently there are one or two dedicated to keeping this creep out of the White House. And along with that, someone has sat down and made a list of the most thorough accounting of all the news reports showing why Trump is a fascist.
For some, you may shrug and say “Yeah, so? we knew this.” I ask you to click anyway. Because one of the most striking things about this accounting is the sheer length and breath of it. There are over 200 articles listed in this one post, ranging fro topics such as how unconstitutional his plans for immigration and Muslim deportation are, to the calls of his staff to lynch and threaten those who come out against them. It is a horror story told in html links. it is required reading for anyone who thinks somehow Clinton and Trump are equivalents. It is necessary link sending to everyone’s racist uncle who thinks they can masturbate safer at night with Trump in the White House.
And now, if nobody minds, I think we should all watch Michelle Obama’s speech against from last night’s opening DNC prime-time hour, while keeping in mind that the same slot at the RNC when the Scott Baio giving people pink eye.
(For the record, I watched Steven Colbert last night, and he fell flat.)