Angry Robot

The Trump Runs Strong in This One

Looks like I picked a bad week to quit thinking about Trump.

Discussed with a friend how the election results are a form of trauma and having thought about it a bit more, it’s totally true. Personally, I react by avoidance, but it’s not enough to keep the anger and sadness from seeping through. Avoidance is rarely the best play; it’s not a proper coping mechanism. You can’t avoid some things – like winter. It’s gonna get cold. All you can do is make sure your house is warm and don’t stay outside too long.

So I think that’s what I have to do. I don’t want to immerse myself in things I can’t change, leading only to frustration, anxiety, etc. So I’m not going to feel any sense of duty in terms of keeping up with Trump issues, getting pissed off at every awful thing he does, raging at every outrageous cabinet pick. But I will read the news like I normally do and when the news is wall-to-wall Trump, so be it.

I still want to find some way to focus my energy on something constructive. Perhaps this will simply be finding a charity that will help those victimized by his administration and supporters. But I assure you I will keep the Trumpus to a minimum on this blog.

Man, see? I need Trump therapy. I’m sure I’m not the only one.