When did Handshakes Become Front Page News?

By Persephone

Sorry I haven’t written much the last few weeks.  I’ve been wiped keeping up with my job at Safeway, my mom, and a class.  I really don’t have time to work on this article right now, as I get up to go to work in just five hours.

However, I’ve noticed a weird trend in the media in recent months, and I just have to wonder…when did handshakes become such a big fucking deal?  We see an incompetent, rambling idiot who has been given far too much power by both the executive and the Republican legislative branches, and all anyone seems to want to talk about is how the Polish first lady shook Melania’s hand first.

Oh.  My.  God.  I don’t give a shit about the awkward handshakes between Trump and Merkel, Trump and Macron, or Trump and just about every person who comes near him.  I don’t need to spend countless hours analyzing his body language.  I already know he’s an idiot with a high opinion of himself who doesn’t know how to relate to anyone on an equal footing.  This is nothing new.

We’ve got tons to worry about coming out of this G20 summit.  President Cheeto went out of his way to make excuses for Putin, even suggesting that we hire Russia to figure out how to prevent election hacking from occurring again.  Now, that’s something we should focus on.  He also stood by his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.  Germany is now getting recognized more and more as the frontrunner of industrialized nations, rather than the United States.  These are all concerns that our country should be facing, and instead twitter obsesses with GIFs about freaking handshakes.

My sister is convinced that Russian bots are promoting such harmless hilarities online as a distraction from the real problems at hand.  And I’m starting to believe it.

So, to all those people out there reading and watching everything that’s going on–keep paying attention.  Yes, you can find Trump’s foibles hilarious.  I laughed my ass off when he couldn’t find the limo literally right in front of him.  However, you also can’t grow complacent.  He might be incompetent, but not everyone he’s involved with is.

Don’t get caught up on the idiocy of Trump.  He’s not the only asshole with power.

 

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