Friday, November 11, 2016
This is what I'd like to believe: if we all keep our heads, if we cool down, we can survive this. If we try to dialogue with the saner of the Drumpf supporters, maybe we can bridge the chasm. If the Electoral College deems him unfit and declares Clinton the winner. I would like to believe that the enormity of the job will humble Drumpf.
I'd like to believe this whole thing is a bad dream and if I just have another cup of coffee and shake my head, a better reality will reveal itself.
We can resist. We must resist. The GOP was saying that if HRC won they would immediately begin impeachment proceedings.
The hate crimes have already begun and we have yet to hear der Drumpf denounce them, he only denounces the protestors.
The world has become a much more dangerous place. And the whole world knows it.
How can I get my heart to stop banging so hard in my chest? When will calm come back to me?
HRC lost the women's vote. WTF? But this is our republic. Like it or not, this is our country and our fellow citizens have spoken. Yes, I know HRC won the popular vote. But the Electoral College is our system, right or wrong.
The Democratic party failed us. As Michael Moore says, progressives are the majority of Americans. Why do we have a President and a Congress who are antithetical to our values?
I have no answers. We live in a Fox News world. We can give up or we can speak out. I'm sure there will be many public figures who will point us in different directions in the coming weeks. I'm conflicted about listening to them at all. My ears are bleeding. So is my heart. And in all this madness, Leonard Cohen's absence is acutely felt. Rest in peace, dear man.