Nothing much to add. Hope it is a good one for everyone.
I used to enjoy reading law. (I know, it’s probably a mental illness.) That seems to have gone dormant, as it seemed to me so much that has been going on with our government was completely contrary to it. If the law is irrelevant, what a colossal waste of time to read about it.
I don’t know anything about the merits of what is being discussed here. But I did notice that I found myself interested in reading and learning about it, so I thought I’d share it, in case anyone else is.
There are billions of words being posted on the internet right now, regarding everything to do with the presidential election of 2016. There is a lot to be said about where we are, and how we got here.
But right now, in the whole barrage of words, the ones that just came to mind relate to feeling optimistic for the first time in a really long time.
The internet is full of people feeling despondent, and safety pins, and everything else. I don’t mean to steal the limelight from anyone; I felt that way for a long time. And I don’t mean to be a meanie, but when the shoe was on the other foot, I recall quite a bit of meanness from that foot. So, pardon me if my celebration sometimes includes savoring the schadenfreude. I can empathise with you, but I cannot sympathise.
But, for right now, I am just going to let the positive endorphins soothe my tired soul.
Optimistic. Hopeful. Things I haven’t felt in a long, long time.
About the most charitable thing I can write about the obama’s 8 years in office, is that it seems like it was basically a muslim outreach/muslim integration program.
I mostly tried to avoid politics up until the election, because, well, how the hell do you plan for a future if that woman had got in office. She seemed like a very terrible choice for the democrats, and I hope they decide to hit walmart up and go pick up a soul so they can do some soul searching about how hard they pushed their agenda.On people who very vocally and fiercely opposed it, on the one hand. But I’m not unaware that there are a lot of people at different places in their lives who were pushing for it.
I’ve spent about a week on twitter for the first time in a while. twitter, to me, is where this whole degradation in public discourse has taken place for the last eight years. Social media was where you went to organise your overthrow of governments during arab spring, mock those who opposed you, and so on. Social media is mob rule. Whoever owns the media space dictates the rules, and if you lose your account due to some activist, well, you lose your voice. It really does seem like social media’s wild popularity that kept the lowest of the low in your face is where it all starts to break down. I don’t guess I want to go into it tonight. I guess I’m glad I caught up on the things that everybody else has had enough of for the last couple years while I have been away from that site.
I think that the tech sites have figured out that what worked for their preferred candidate and party for eight years worked against them this time, and so everybody is scrambling to censor “fake news”. Basically compliance is “conform or die” on social media. It has worked well for them. It’s mob rule.
First off, I should apologize for whatever name I called hillary voters in my last post, I think it was imbeciles. I know a lot of people who probably voted for her, and they’re probably not imbeciles. So, I apologise.
For 8 years we’ve had a president who specifically stated that he wanted to punish part of the electorate, (is that the right word? I’ll look it up later), and then after he was done with all of his dirty work of dividing the country, and justifying in people’s minds the violence against others, the democrats go and put up another candidate who openly states she intends to harm the well being of ordinary working people.
The people who voted for her might not have been imbeciles, but that was not a very smart thing to do.
So, yes, there is a huge collective sigh of relief that there is an opportunity to fix the things that the people have been subjected to by the lawlessness of the current administration. And I don’t mean to get all screaming mad at the people who supported that agenda, but I hope you can understand that a lot of people felt they were being treated as subjects, and not citizens. It has been an incredibly frustrating 8 years, and while the sense of relief is a good feeling, it is not as good to reflect back on the anger. It may be that it is the anger that has been directed at us, and just a natural reaction to redirect it back toward the source.
Hope Donald Trump turns out to be a good president. I think he will. God bless America. Amen.
Donald Trump is elected the Executive Office of the United States.
I doubt he will be as bad as the people who hate him think he will be, but then, I had no idea just how bad Ohblahblah would be, so maybe he will be.
As relieved as I am that that crooked witch didn’t get back into public office, I am still aware that there are a whole bunch of imbeciles who wanted her to. Those people are dangerous, and they haven’t gone away. I don’t care for them very much, but whatever.
I keep wondering just how many deaths were directly caused by the current administration, and by extension, the fucking imbeciles who voted for them and supported them throughout their crime spree.