We’ve long known leftists to scurry away from reality like cockroaches from a fly-swatter. Lena Dunham from class. Tess Holliday from kale. We could do this all day. But when confronted with a harsh truth, your average progressive responds with the emotional finesse of a cro-magnon toddler. Likely followed by property damage and grievous bodily harm. Hey, it’s how they cope. Some leftists, unable to deal with the images of Trump behind the Resolute Desk, have decided to check out of reality altogether. By creating a “news” website where Hillary Clinton is President…
Liberals seeking refuge from reality now have a fake news website where they can pretend to live in a world where Hillary Clinton is president.
“Approval ratings for President Clinton hit 89 percent,” “Confused by fake news, Redditers think Trump is president” and “DOJ considers charging Trump with treason” are just a few headlines featured on HillaryBeatTrump.org, a satirical news site devoted to covering stories from an alternate universe where Hillary won last November’s election.
“In the midst of a Constitutional crisis, this is our response,” the site’s description reads. “Long live the true president, Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
The site’s proprietors do not identify themselves online, and did not return TheDC’s request for comment, but their articles suggest they have liberal leanings.
Look, it’s the internet. People are free to be weird from the confines of their own basement. If we were to raise an objection here, our work would never be done. It would take a small country to defeat the unashamed bizarre on Tinder alone. If people delight in an alternate reality where Hillary, of all people, is president, fine by us. We’re not at all criticizing anyone’s creative endeavors into the online world of the Cankled Queen, where she screeches her technological ineptitude to the crying masses of adoring flying she-monkeys.
Maybe we’re seeing the beginnings of something even bigger. Perhaps leftists will imagineer an entire virtual reality world, ala The Matrix. Minus the guns and heavy on the vegan biscotti. A bubble-topia with an abundance of equality, locally-sourced goods, and none of those cis, honky dude-bros. Think Portland on steroids. Locally-sourced steroids.
We can joke all we want, and joke we shall. But, if checking out and plugging into la-la land is what it takes to keep lefties docile, who are we to stop them? It sure beats getting your head kicked in by “anti-fascist” ninjas.