Fun with Maps: You Dumb Mother-Fuckers Edition
Map 163 shows the 2016 Presidential Election Results Map. I don’t have the time or interest to talk about how surprising or depressing these results are having spent the better part of two days discussing it on Facebook and Twitter. I’m exhausted and over talking about it for right now. I’m very disappointed in my country and half the voters that turned out to vote. I am additionally worried for what the new administration will do to this country including (but not limited to) eliminating Planned Parenthood, banning certain religions, filling the Supreme Court seat that should have been filled months ago and overturning several progressive precedents, stripping Medicaid, starting trade wars, and sucking up to Russia. I miss Barack Obama already and ask that he forgive his people for voting for the most ridiculous candidate we ever could have produced. Here’s the fucking map, turds.
Don’t boo. Vote. And if that doesn’t work, try harder. That’s what my family and I plan to do going forward. I’m mad and prepared to fight back. I’m mobilizing. Join me, won’t you.
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Map 164 is no less depressing because we don’t deserve to be happy right now. It shows the 49 countries on this planet that have “outlawed corporal punishment of children. In almost three times as many countries, at least some form of violence against children remains legal. And thus they remain submerged below the waves of this Barnens Världskarta – Swedish for Children’s World Map.” This map comes from The Big Think. Again, I’m exhausted so I’m going to just phone the rest of this one in and use their words some more below.
“The map is produced by the Swedish organization Rädda Barnen (Save the Children), which updates the map each time another country emerges from the Ocean of Child Abuse. In 1979, Sweden itself was the first country in the world to outlaw corporal punishment of children at home – thus becoming the first, lonely island in the world ocean.”
This map does not have nearly enough countries on it. The United States, the latest country in the world to enjoy the title of “Dumbest of the Dumb” (a title we have retained many times in our relatively brief history), doesn’t appear on this map, again proving that we kind of suck sometimes.