Tomorrow the calamitous events of the 2016 presidential election will soon come to an end, and depending on whether you’re a Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump supporter, will undoubtedly lead to fresh, new horrors for the next four years. One man, a master in the ways of horror and misery, is doing his part to help decide the fate of our nation.
George RR Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series on which the HBO phenomenon Game of Thrones is based, apparently decided to take a break from writing his next two books to surprise Hillary Clinton volunteers in Santa Fe, New Mexico to show his support for the democratic candidate and to encourage early voting. The official Twitter of Hillary Clinton’s New Mexico campaign even posted a picture of the author, lovingly adding the now infamous line from the show, “Hold the door!”
— Hillary for NM (@HillaryforNM) November 5, 2016
This is not the first time that Martin has showed his support for Clinton and disgust (that many share) for Trump. In a blog post he wrote on LiveJournal, titled A Simple Observation, Martin goes on at length explaining why Donald Trump is unfit to be President of the United States:
“You don’t need to like Hillary. You don’t need to listen to what Hillary says about Trump, or what I say about Trump. You just need to listen to Trump. If you can do that, and still consider voting for him… well…”
“Howard Dean lost an election by giving a yeeeehah scream. Trivial things. Insignificant things. Trump, on the other hand, has said the vilest things any presidential candidate has said since George Wallace, and he’s rising in the polls. ”
It makes sense that George RR Martin would support Hillary Clinton. Obviously he is opposed to a Republican candidate who has been frequently accused of sexist, xenophobic, and racist rhetoric. But more importantly, George RR Martin has written several very strong and capable female characters in his novels, notably Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, and Sansa Stark. Characters, who, in the television show, have all recently begun to come into their own as leaders and fight back against the ancient patriarchal oppression that has plagued the fictional land of Westeros for millennia. I’m sure that George RR Martin, more than any of us, would be proud to live to see the election of the United States of America’s first female president.
And who knows? Whoever wins tomorrow, the road to this climax has been so violent and horrific that it just might be inspiration enough for him to write another novel! Wouldn’t that be a treat?
You can see George RR Martin’s entire post on LiveJournal at the link below: