The Spirit of Harambe Is Not In Paul Ryan

Harambe wouldn’t have wanted us to fight like this guys.

He wouldn’t have wanted any of this. Because he was a gorilla. And all he wanted to do was live in the cage his captors built for him without being bothered. Next thing he knows, there’s a kid in his moat and people screaming above him. All of a sudden, there’s the great blue yonder and his other gorilla friends are calling him home.

“What’s it like down there these days?” they’ll ask him. And he’ll say, “same old, same old.” And he’ll be right, because even as humans evolve, create, and expand our knowledge, we never really change.

In other news, Paul Ryan did what all thinking people knew he would do. Because Donald Trump has come in and made a mockery of our already broken system. With his word vomiting and child-like vocabulary, he has proven that America does not know what it wants. He has proved that we are still divided and infantile. Anyway. 

I’m reading this book called ‘Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock’ about this boy who has this grand plan to kill his nemesis at school and then kill himself. It’s dark, but also humorous, and it’s making me think about how even the most together people are probably hurting in ways we can’t understand. And how it’s so important to be good to people because we don’t know.

Anyway, I’ve been trying to write a blog post for a long time but my brain is stuck. So this is all I could get to trickle out. Hey, be nice to people. And if you find yourself in a gorilla enclosure, play dead. Or maybe try looking deep into the ape’s eyes and let your human eyes plead with their ape eyes to spare your life.

R.I.P Harambe, and all other animals who are a casualty of our human savagery and ignorance. If it makes you feel any better, we kill each other senselessly too.


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