Gonna try to keep it short but it won’t be sweet.
If I needed confirmation that this country is irrevocably divided and polarized, this election was the last drop in the bucket. It was thisclose despite 4 ruinous, treasonous, DEADLY years? Nah, fuck that.
And so, I have decided it’s time for me to become selfish: from
here on in my efforts will be devoted to what will make my home state (and my city
in particular) bulletproof; what will shield us as best as possible from
bullshit regardless of who is in the WH and make us as self-contained as
possible. Let us control our destiny as much as we can within this system. If
secession is damn near impossible, then let’s truly take this states rights
thing for a spin. Let’s see how it handles.
To those of you who call me “elitist” for feeling this way, may I kindly suggest you go fuck yourselves? I am alive because of Obamacare but I might lose coverage because some ignorant asshole, whose existence is subsidized by my taxes, decided to make a sentient piece of sewage POTUS? And 4 years later they’re still on that bandwagon? MY LIFE is in THEIR HANDS?! Again, nah, fuck that.
I welcome the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris; anything that brings the Orange Turd closer to wearing a matching jumpsuit and/or The Hague (one can dream!) is a good thing. But that’s not a cure, just a bandage. The truth is, the problem with the current iteration of these 50 states is not that the politicians are/can be corrupt, is that a large portion of the population is evil. And now, like Leonard Cohen once sang, everybody knows.
I don't see how
we change hearts and minds in this country. How do we get through to science
deniers who own computers and cell phones? How do we get through to those who
after 4 years of chaos, corruption and MASSIVE DEATH still want to
stay the course? The hill we need to climb is much too steep and it's not one of
policies but morality. You can teach anyone the benefits of government policies
but how do you teach them to be human and have empathy for children in cages?
You can't. We're done. Let's get that fork and get it over with. It's been, um, educational.