The Elections Monster (10)
I didn't want to write an Elections Monster today but the beast keeps me up at night.
How did I start writing a politics column for this blog in the first place? It wasn't on purpose, it just happened that way. Sort of how the Republican party became the host body for demonic possession.
Obviously, I did it for the attention. That's the biggest commodity in this election.Why does anyone type anything on the internet? Why do internet trolls fill a Republican chat on a YouTube livefeed with so many anti-semitic, misogynistic, and racist slurs the chat has to close down? What makes someone you blocked try to throw their turd ideas at your Facebook posts? Why would writers copy-paste a speech word-for-word from one First Lady to give it to the one they're pushing?
Your attention is what the monster wants. It likes to be looked upon.
Don't move. Don't go anywhere. It's too dangerous out there. Just look.
[UPDATE] There's this, directly from the hell-mouth:
[Top image: Screengrab by me. Melania image was originally posted to Flickr by marcn as "20160208-DSC08088" at https://flickr.com/photos/37996583933@N01/24622307940. Shared and altered under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.]