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Christopher Ketcham (And Everyone Who Agrees With Him) Is An Asshole

“What’s needed now in American politics is consternation, confusion, dissension, disorder, chaos — and crisis, with possible resolution — and a Trump presidency is the best chance for this true progress.  This is a politics of arson.  I’d rather see the empire burn to the ground under Trump, opening up at least the possibility of radical change, than cruise on autopilot under Clinton.” – Christopher Ketcham (A Goddamned Idiot), Daily Beast, 6/9/16

Fuck you, Chris. This is Chris, by the way:


What a fuckin’ badass! Shit, I gotta keep looking at this guy: so smart, and so tough, and such good taste in necklaces. Look at him, folks:


And, sure: he’s got the trigger discipline of a chimpanzee in a gun shop, but that powerful mind of his is a gift to humanity.

Chris figured it out! It’s not that Hillary Clinton is an untrustworthy career politician, no better or worse than any other Beltway denizen you’d strike with a randomly thrown rock, it’s that she’s a MONSTER WHO WILL DEFINITELY DESTROY AMERICA, while Trump may be problematic (Chris seems like the type to call things problematic), but he’ll probably “tear up the system” and that would be SO FLIPPIN’ SWEET!


Again: fuck you, Chris. Fuck you and everyone that thinks like you. Fuck your selfish, privileged, half-baked, immature bullshit. Chris, you see, doesn’t really care about what happens: he’s got a place in Moab he can hole up in, and an arsenal of weaponry. Black kid in Cleveland? Fuck you, I wanna watch it burn. Holder of federal bonds? Fuck you, I wanna watch it burn. Make-up of the Supreme Court for the next 30 years? Fuck you, I wanna watch it burn.

So, fuck you, Chris. Fuck you, and go back to Utah. Leave the rest of us to live in a country where we know that when you burn something down, it doesn’t come back.


  1. Agreed.

  2. “…when you burn something down, it doesn’t come back”.

    Hotel room looks ok to me! Kidding, just feeling cheeky. Which is an underused word.

  3. Robin Russell

    June 9, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    No doubt that is one Class A fuckwit (not you, Jerry, I mean the sack of rotting ordure with the pistol).

  4. Half-baked and immature bullshit is right. His might be the stupidest logic yet.

    Sleep easy knowing this d-bag and his like-minded brethren are going extinct. Maybe not in our lifetime, but they are squarely on the wrong side of history.

  5. Ever notice how many Americans veer between torpid couch-potato apathy and gun-waving when it comes to politics, with no middle ground of participation in between?

    Consider midterm elections: average participation of eligible voters in recent years, 40%. In 2014, it was 36.4%.

    Also: it’s obvious that Ketcham doesn’t know what real trouble looks like. Although whether wittingly or unwittingly, he sounds awful trouble-curious. Male, young, single, no children in household x Anglo x materially comfortable x rural (and how, in Ketcham’s case) = easy for him to want to “watch the world burn.” Many of us with similar specs have been that guy. The Joker fantasy. And the Joker fallacy.

    Then we grew up.

  6. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    June 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    “is”? or did you mean “has”?

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