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The Beast Has Voted



No waiting. And in our predominantly Hispanic and African-American neighborhood, no sign of voter suppression efforts. The rednecks and swamp yankees in Exeter and Woonsocket know better.

And I leave you with this thought...

Talk of violent revolution and overthrowing "the system" has no place in American democracy, and this year we had it coming at us hard from the Far Right and from the Far Left. My greatest hope is that in four years we will see a return to the normal process of American democracy, which is about the constant, untiring, piecemeal refinement of the best governing system on the face of this planet, not giving in to despair and threatening to destroy this precious gift we have. Whatever went so wrong in 2016, we have four years to stop it from happening again.

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everville340
Nov. 8th, 2016 04:39 pm (UTC)
My greatest hope is that in four years we will see a return to the normal process of American democracy, which is about the constant, untiring, piecemeal refinement of the best governing system on the face of this planet, not giving in to despair and threatening to destroy this precious gift we have.

The way the talk of overthrowing and bloodshed have been so carelessly bandied about by both sides is an affront to everything democracy and humanity should stand for. I share your concern and hope, and personally wish for the next four years to move us past this muck so that 2016 can be cast far far into history where it belongs.
sovay
Nov. 8th, 2016 06:05 pm (UTC)
Whatever went so wrong in 2016, we have four years to stop it from happening again.

Amen.
dipsomaniac
Nov. 8th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
The Beast
Now I'm on a Concrete Blonde listening kick.
papersteven
Nov. 9th, 2016 01:02 am (UTC)
Now *that* is a beautiful photo.
papersteven
Nov. 9th, 2016 12:38 pm (UTC)
Aunt Beast, I just woke to the news. Are you ok?
Graham 1973
Nov. 9th, 2016 01:51 pm (UTC)
I am hoping you are OK, I was in shock after seeing the results.

I think that Bernie Sanders supporters have a lot to answer for. Their selfish wishes have resulted in a very bitter harvest.
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