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By Tonatiuh (Fri Nov 11, 2016 at 12:56:56 PM EST) (all tags)
What a double whammy.

A Mexican in London, I should become a Muslim for a perfect trifecta.



First it was Brexit (Mexicans out! Well, not quite, but it felt like it).

And now it is Trumpinitis (Mexicans out! Actually pretty much like that).

So now I come back to HuSi after years without visiting (I blame Mr TheophileEscargot who prolifically tweets as well as blogging here, his tweets whispering "HuSi" softly and flirtatiously) and here I am, but all of the sudden I realise that most of you are either British or USofA subjects, so are you reader friend or foe?

Or maybe you are all friends, but some only on condition that my spatial location is drastically altered, by teleportation lets say (beam me up Scotty!) to an imaginary box roughly centered in the cross between meridian 100 and the Tropic of Cancer, the most mischievous of you widening the box enough to include bits of the paradisiac Mexican coast, so I am gently deposited in wet, salty but Mexican ultramarine territory.

I don't know, that is the sad thing. And I don't want to know.

So please don't tell me to go home, home is here now, old Londinium, capital city of Brexitania, faithful ally of New Trumpia, gallant opposites to the Barbarians with their Continental UKIP filled Parliaments (because let's face it, a proper Parliament wouldn't let those people in), their straight bananas, their devilish centimetres, their human rights, their sausages and their cheeses. Non,non,non.

As for paying for that wall, I have 1000000000 (yes, one billion) Zimbabwean dollars somewhere in my humble abode, I promise to send them promptly to Ms Melania Trump, The White House, Washington (I suppose she manages the domestic economy in that most blissful of First Couples, as it corresponds to an individual lacking that most important of appendages of which only one can exist in a pious marriage).

That should atone for our sins.

Padre nuestro que estas en el cielo
I have worked in Brexitania...
Santificado sea tu nombre
.. I have worked in New Trumpia!
Perdona nuestros pecados
I have befriended queers....
Como nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden.
... And Muslims as well.

Repenting I do, be that bank note a real measure of my ultimate wickedness and true repentance.

If asked nicely, I am prepared to send a pile of 1000 Indian Rupees banknotes, name your number Ms Melania, I politely request that they were issued before this last Tuesday by the Indian Central Bank (may the god of pot golds bless their souls) because I am superstitious in that kind of quirky way, as a receipt I just request a signed photograph of yourself in those happy times when you first met the commander in chief, one of those in which the inclement weather of your adopted country forced you to bare it all, or most of it, in all likelihood against your most fervent wishes.

  

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been wondering where you were by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Nov 11, 2016 at 01:57:28 PM EST
and what you've been up to.

For me by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Nov 11, 2016 at 04:03:39 PM EST
I'm from California, which went nearly 2-1 against the anti-immigrant asshole.  The leaders of my state put out a statement that is pretty much unprecedented in the modern area as far as repudiations go.

In the county I live in, it was 69% Hillary, 26% Drumpf and in the county I work in, it was 85% Clinton and less than 10% Drumpf, so don't believe that the election results speak for the whole country any more than the brexit vote reflects on Scotland.

I manage a team out of Argentina.  Our UX guy is from Columbia, our product person is Swedish, our QA person is Ukrainian, the backend guy is, I believe, Persian, the ops guys are, I believe, Mexican, my boss is Japanese..."anti-immigrant" is entirely alien to the environment in San Francisco.

My roots go back over 350 years in the US/colonies, but I personally feel far more comfortable with the world conscious immigrants I spent much of my time around then the fearful, ignorant buffoons who elected this bozo.
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nice by the mariner (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 03:49:37 AM EST


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350 years? New comer. by jimgon (4.00 / 2) #4 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:23:05 PM EST
Anyway.  

Massachusetts here.  My people also rejected Nixon.  




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Well by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:27:06 PM EST
The $LastNames arrive in 1637, but I have some ancestors that came over on the Mayflower.  I rounded.
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Good man by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #7 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:28:27 PM EST
Quebec?  We may be cousins.  In a bizarre ten generational way.   




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Nope by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #8 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:38:38 PM EST
Pure puritan, Plymouth rock and all that.

Though I do have some ancestors from Newfoundland
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We probably are cousins by ana (4.00 / 1) #11 Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 05:54:29 AM EST
One of my mom's relatives wanted to be in the Mayflower Society, so he demonstrated the required connection. 

Or get rabies. Also don't do that. --scrymarch

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Yeah by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #9 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:40:43 PM EST
Sorry about the whole Nixon/Reagan thing.  Not that either seem that bad in comparison to today's world.
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I suppose I should also add by jimgon (4.00 / 2) #10 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:52:44 PM EST
 I work for a global company.  Offices in the US, India, Phillippines, Ireland, Brazil and the UK.  If you have problems with immigrants and international co-workers you don't last long at Super Mega Corp.  




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one of the things i'm struggling by aphrael (4.00 / 3) #14 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 02:53:52 AM EST
i'm way more comfortable with the world-conscious immigrants than the Trump voters. And yet ... there are ways in which the white working class are my people. I ran screaming from them when I was 17, but the affinity remains, and that's causing a huge amount of emotional dissonance, right now.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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They are increasingly alien to me... by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #16 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 11:19:01 AM EST
I keep hearing "these are not stupid people", and this may be true, but the anti-intellectualism is undeniable.
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at bottom by aphrael (4.00 / 2) #18 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 02:27:37 PM EST
i don't think it's anti-intellectualism per se. it's "intellectuals have been treating me and mine with contempt for as long as i've been alive and they can fuck right off", which isn't the same thing.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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exactly this. by gmd (2.00 / 0) #20 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 08:36:33 AM EST
 I come from a not very nice part of East London. Due to good luck, I was able to escape it. Others not so fortunate have to watch as their livelihoods are exported by successive "left" and "right" wing governments in the name of globalization. Meanwhile their home towns have been subject to literal ethnic cleansing with uncontrolled Islamic immigration and all that goes with it. Newham and Redbridge being a particularly good example of this. Your average white East Londoner has been shafted since the 1950s and its surprising to me that this has not resulted in a "right wing" backlash much earlier. I may not be in favour of it, but it is totally understandable given the circumstances.

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do not mistake by gmd (2.00 / 0) #21 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 08:38:52 AM EST
anti-Elitism for anti-intellectualism. For the most part it is intellectuals we have to blame for the current state of the world (massive debt , instability, isis, the EU etc) 

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blame for the current state of the world by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #22 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 09:27:42 AM EST
You are referring to the time period when humanity as a whole faces the least poverty in history, the time period when war is rarer than it has ever been in history, the time period of unprecedented life expectancy?

Blame for that?
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You are arguing with by wumpus (4.00 / 1) #23 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 10:12:12 AM EST
a user who could have the exact government he has been demanding, if only he moved to Texas, Kansas, or North Carolina. But he still whines in UKia.

Wumpus

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Unfortunately by gmd (2.00 / 0) #24 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 10:23:33 AM EST
It is next to impossible for UK citizens to simply up sticks and go live in the USA. Otherwise I would move to Texas in the blink of an eye. 

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Yeah by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #25 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 10:44:11 AM EST
It's unfortunate when a country keeps you out due to anti-immigrant laws.
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But I agree with it which is why i'm not whining by gmd (2.00 / 0) #26 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 10:52:06 AM EST
And why I don't break the law by putting my own self interest above that of others. 

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WWC by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #19 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 07:53:53 PM EST
I came out of the white working class, but I prefer to call it poverty.  I understand the mindset very well.  I disagree with it and I don't like it in others, but I do understand it.  It's why I don't argue politics with those folks. 




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Not going to find many Trumpkins here by jimgon (4.00 / 3) #6 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:27:06 PM EST
 Which isn't to say there aren't conservatives, but most are rational.  I myself rejected the Republican Party many years ago in a fit of lucidity.  I drink a lot now.  It helps.




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You think that's bad? Imagine being in Texas by theboz (4.00 / 4) #12 Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 08:15:01 AM EST
Even worse, imagine being in an island of "blue", where it's extremely international, multicultural, and progressive except for people in the management class, surrounded by the type of people that believe that making too much progress is the problem with the world today and only some good old-fashioned backwards, superstitious, racist, overly-emotional delusion is the way forward.  We're surrounded by these fuckheads, and they're not dying of old age fast enough.  Maybe when their angry orange Jesus removes their healthcare (might as well gut Medicare along with the ACA just to save more tax dollars) they'll die off in enough numbers that this country can actually move ahead.  Check out the map of how people under 40 voted.  We just need more of the worst generation to die off so we can get the country on some sort of reasonable track.
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Here in PA by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #15 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 10:32:21 AM EST
I have a bit more buffer than you do in TX.  Still, it's not a far drive to yankee hicksville.

Although Dallas County where I grew up 61% voted Hillary.  So that makes me feel somewhat better.

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Shocking results in PA by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #17 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 11:47:30 AM EST
I'm now living out in Fredneck, MD (due south of Gettysburg). There was never any point in trying to do anything in Maryland, I think it last went red in Reagan's second (but not first) election (although we have a republican governor, largely because the democratic establishment in the state is even less responsive than the national establishment). It did make sense to at least work VA for Obama, but that appeared to be a shoe in for Hillary (and she still won it). The catch was that even if Hillary had a campaign office nearby (like Obama had in Leesburg, VA), I haven't much hope of doing any good out here. It pretty much had to happen in Philly, Pitt, and the union halls.

Wumpus

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Pennsyltucky by theboz (2.00 / 0) #27 Sat Nov 19, 2016 at 11:29:54 AM EST
Yeah, in the Philly area you're fine but I have family in other parts of PA where it's straight up Pennsyltucky and you're as likely to see confederate flags being flown unironically as I have seen up beyond Cypress near Houston.  I mean, Houston itself is solidly blue and Fort Bend County has enough people from other places that it's blue as well, but even then a lot of the "management class" that lives in this area are very pro-Trump.
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reassurance by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #13 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 02:52:25 AM EST
I don't post here much, having mostly migrated to the BookFace, but ... I live in San Francisco County, where fewer than 10% of the people voted for the new President-elect. I registered as a member of his party to vote against him in the primary.

Please stay.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

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