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Trump’s odd tweet marks the beginning of the end

TALIA KNUTSEN

TALIA KNUTSEN

Ariana Arden

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Good news: we’re all going to die.”

The Boston Globe reported that North Korea is considering Donald Trump’s tweet Sept. 25 saying “they [North Korea] won’t be around much longer” as a declaration of war, and that they will respond in kind.

And I would just like to say, I called it. Some people laughed last November when I said this president was going to get us into nuclear warfare via Twitter, but who’s laughing now?

We are not technically there yet, but come on. We’re there.

“I am hoping cooler heads will prevail” was my father’s response to the above sentiments. They won’t. But yeah, sure. Okay.

But hey, come on. Let’s just accept it: we’re all going to die. Why not? We all accepted that fact before, we just thought it was going to happen a little further down the line in our lives. Nuclear holocaust isn’t exactly how I want to go, but we all have to go somehow, I guess.

In the face of this revelation, I advocate we all turn to nihilism.

There are two kinds of nihilism: Nothing matters so why do anything? And nothing matters so why not do anything? I believe it is now time for the latter.

If we’re all going to be perishing soon in a fiery hell, why not live it up a little first? I’m not saying we should all turn to lives of crime, but it’s due time we take a few more risks.

Get that tattoo; ask that girl out; tell your mom she’s being rude; tell someone you love them. Do that thing you were always too nervous to try.

Good news: we’re all going to die. So it’s high time we make sure we have lived first.

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  1. John Hamrick on October 9th, 2017 4:16 pm

    Congratulations for being indexed by Google News on such an important topic. Your non-nonsense approach to your writing on this topic should headline news. Nicely done, and more than a tad bit terrorizing. I’m off now to do everything.

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Trump’s odd tweet marks the beginning of the end