Special Snowflakes in Trumpland


I don't mean to brag, but I assembled this myself.
I don’t mean to brag, but I assembled this myself.

You’ve probably heard by now that last night, VP-Elect Mike Pence attended a performance of “Hamilton.” At the end of the show, the cast decided to make a statement to Pence. It was very polite. First, the cast welcomed him and said that they were glad he had decided to attend the show. Then, they said that they were anxious about what the new administration would do. They concluded by saying that they hoped the new administration would protect all people, the planet and preserve our inalienable rights. I would describe it as frank but respectful. See for yourself at the end of this post.

Well, our President-Elect had a different reaction. In a couple of very early morning Tweets, he said:

There’s so much that’s wrong with what Trump said. First of all, while theater should be a physically safe space, Trump is missing an important function of theater if he believes that going to the theater should always make you feel comfortable. Many productions are intended to make you think, revisit your perceptions and preconceptions, and force you to feel uncomfortable.

Second, if Pence wanted to just have a pleasant evening at the theater, he picked the wrong damn show. Everything about “Hamilton” is political. For God’s sake, the story is about politics! Also, the show’s structure, music and casting is designed to challenge expected norms. It’s a blatantly political show, so if Pence genuinely thought he could escape politics for the evening, he was seriously deluded. Unless there was a way for him to sneak in unrecognized, he should have expected a political reaction.

Finally, and most ridiculously, Trump’s tweets effectively call for a safe space for Mike Pence. Notably, many conservatives ridicule young people for calling for “safe spaces.” Ironically, our President-Elect seems to be jumping on the safe spaces bandwagon — but only for those he has designated as his own “special snowflakes.” So who does and does not make the “special snowflake” cut in Trumpland? Here’s a partial list,

❄❄❄❄Special Snowflakes in Trumpland ❄❄❄❄

Donald Trump
Mike Pence
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
The Coal Industry
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Hot Chicks
Donald Trump
Vladimir Putin
Donald Trump
And, last but not least, Donald Trump.

🔥🔥🔥🔥Not Special Snowflakes in Trumpland 🔥🔥🔥🔥

People of Color
Disabled People
LGBTQ People
Undocumented Immigrants
Prisoners of War
Free Speech Advocates
The Press

Maybe all of us “Not Special Snowflakes” can get a group rate for “Hamilton.”

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