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The Future of Trump…
Ronald Regan as a Punk Rock Icon

In the age of Photoshop and Internet, Trump has already become the subject of memes, which are kind of the flyer of the new millennium. Now that he is *shudder* POTUS, he is destined for mockery like almost no other president before him. I think G.W.B. sighed in relief when Donald’s orange, squinty, butthole-mouthed face became the new icon of America’s failed deshmockracy. In the 80s, it was all about Reagan; he represented everything wrong with the world in the eyes of punks everywhere. His deregulation of industry, privatization of public services and neoliberal policies made him the enemy of the youth that were about to inherit the shit earth he promised them. There was even a massive tour dedicated to Reagan, with some mindblowingly seminal bands participating in protest against his government. These flyers are hilarious and clever, and make me wish that I wasn’t just a toddler when these shows were happening and this culture was flourishing. What’s horrifyingly depressing is how we’ve gone NOWHERE in the past three decades, only to find ourself in a place where we could post a flyer with the words, “No War! No KKK! No Fascist USA!” and they would be just as relevant as they were in the early 80s. Trump with a Hitler moustache has already been done. So where the fuck are we? Is the movement towards a more progressive, less sexist, racist, classist, LGBTQ-phobic society within our grasp?

 

 

 

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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