Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Post-Midterm Election: Feeling the Feel Outta Some FEELINGS

(This is a little glimpse of my Facebook page this morning)

(I do not apologize)


It's been a rough time for me politically for the last two years. I'm a Democratic Socialist who votes for Democrats for pragmatic reasons, until such time as there are better voting options that will get more refined results. Conservatives won't change the voting system, but Democrats might, in my opinion. Anyway, I was extremely unhappy about the results of the 2016 election, and I've been increasingly both angered and saddened by the cynical way the Republicans in Congress have taken advantage of their majorities to push through their agenda, even to the point of changing rules to favor themselves. 

It's your right to disagree with me, of course, but don't expect me to be comfortable with you as a person if you're invested in taking health care away from people who are sick, oppressing minority or LGBTQ citizens, or allowing the environment to be damaged for the sake of profit. The same goes for voting for people who are invested in any of the above, even if you personally don't enact those decisions. You're supporting bad, harmful actions either way. 

Given that this is my worldview, I'm pleased with the results of many of the elections we had yesterday, and I'm also freaking exhausted from the process of getting there. "Political fatigue" doesn't even begin to cover the way I'm wiped out and so sick of it all. I accept that there's way more to do in the next two years, especially in the area of keeping the voting numbers up. We need the current sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds to get involved and vote in 2020. But I'm going to give myself a little time to relax for a couple of months, just to enjoy some holiday time and conserve some energy for the investigations and revelations that will surely be happening in 2019.

You can expect NO POLITICS from me tomorrow. Until I'm ready to get back at it. Or sooner, if I have to get back at it whether I'm ready or not.

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