OK, if you’re asking yourself, “Who the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?”, you’re not alone. There are probably more than a few people out there that have never heard of him…unless you’re really into “American Psycho” (he’s the guy that wrote it). Anyway, I wouldn’t have thought this gay liberal guy and I would have had much in common, but apparently we do.
And Bret has hit the nail squarely on the head. He’s upset because it seems every time he goes out to dinner with a friend or cohort in Beverly Hills, he is constantly told how bad their life is. Oh, it doesn’t matter if it’s Lena Dunham he’s dining with, or Barbara Streisand. It could even be Meryl Streep. They just can’t seem to stop talking about it.
They’re talking about how Donald Trump is the cause of all of their pain.
And Bret Easton Ellis is telling them to stop it and get a friggin’ life. Well, let me quote him, “You can dislike the fact that Trump was elected, yes, definitely, and yet still understand and accept ultimately that he was elected this time around. Or you can have a complete mental and emotional collapse and let the Trump presidency define you, which I think is absurd. … If you are still losing your s— about Trump, I think you should probably go to a shrink and not let the bad man that was elected define your self-victimization and your life. You are letting him win.” That was on the website “The Wrap” in case you’re wondering.
And Ellis has it nailed. I get it that people, some almost six months after the election are pissed that their queen wasn’t inaugurated. I get it that they feel so morose they can’t seem to pull themselves out of bed in the morning. Yes…I can understand that. I went through eight years of it. You’re going through almost six months. So, get over it, accept it and move on with your life.
The mere fact that these people…and I know a few others that would probably fall into that category… would even dare let any politician screw with them in such a way that it’s the only thing in their lives is insane. Why would anyone do that to themselves (and yes…they ARE doing it to themselves…no one else is doing it for them!). Ellis is 100% correct when he says it’s absurd and they need some psychiatric help. I can imagine the shock of losing an election you thought was in the bag. I can imagine the sadness of watching someone you thought was a buffoon destroy someone you absolutely adored. But to let it rule your life and take a half a year away from you is even more absurd.
The left needs to grow up, grow a pair, and realize that reality is here. You don’t have to like it, in fact you can hate it. But accept the fact. Move on to something else. Hell, the baseball season starts today! Get involved with a charity. Read a book, or go to the movies. Stop the damn complaining already. We heard you six months ago. Get over it and move on!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!