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"And in the sea that's painted black..."

Yesterday, I managed to write about a thousand words on a new vignette, but it doesn't yet have a title, and I'm not at all sure where it's headed. Still, I managed to write.

And I think I slept six hours last night, which is the best I ever seem to get these days. Spooky made pasta salad for dinner. I watched the Marx Bros. A Night at the Opera (1935). I'm pretty sure I'm not yet awake.

To be perfectly honest, I don't think I was even half as afraid during 9/11 as I am right now. Indeed, I may not have been this afraid for our country – and, by extension – the world since the 1980s and the final days of the Cold War. The 2016 presidential election has both the far left and the far right doing their damnedest to demolish, once and for all, American democracy as we know it. And I'm not going to watch anymore. The thing with the Russian hackers and Debbie Wasserman Schultz' resignation is, for me, the final straw. It should tell you something that both Trump and the "Berniecrats" seem equally delighted at this turn of events. When November comes, I'll cast my vote for Secretary of State Clinton. Until then, I'm going to do my best to keep my head down and stay away from the endless nightmare carnival that the news has become.

Aunt Beast


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Jul. 25th, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC)
Very wise. The anger and fear are toxic and social media is a most effective vector. I know who I'm voting for in November, the most qualified candidate ever. The rest is stressful noise. Seems like old times. Growing up under the threat of a nuclear attack was great preparation for the 21st century. Bah.
Jul. 25th, 2016 04:57 pm (UTC)
I watched the Marx Bros. A Night at the Opera (1935).

I love that one. "The party of the first part . . ."

The thing with the Russian hackers and Debbie Wasserman Schultz' resignation is, for me, the final straw.

I can't seem to find any actual, remarkable quotes from the e-mails. Just lots of articles saying that they're bad. The few quotes I've been able to find just seem like the normal behind the scenes wranglings and manoeuvrings I would have thought anyone would have expected by now.
Jul. 25th, 2016 05:04 pm (UTC)

Marc D. Goldfinger
Jul. 25th, 2016 05:15 pm (UTC)
The Dark Ages
Ray Bradbury couldn't have written this Trump/Bern/Hill any more weird than it is. Or Lovecraft--that's it, Lovecraft.
Jul. 25th, 2016 11:34 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever felt this afraid either. This week I know there is going to a frenzy of venting and screeching and anger as the DNC convention is held. I am relieved the election is not right away because I have to hope that more ppl will face reality and stop being so narrowly focused on one thing before time to actually vote.

Call it the Big Picture or whatever but ppl need to think of the consequences of their vote and I hope Bernie can convey that in a way ppl will listen. As if England aren't doing the same, as in what the heck happened? And the failed coup in Turkey? I know some ppl who think there won't be any inconvenience to them if "the house is burned down to prove them right." They're not looking at history and current events of what happens w. gov't fails as some want to bring about for us.

It is a scary time when this much anger, hate, and chaos is the rule of the day.

Bernie Sanders spoke earlier and asked his supporters to vote for Clinton bc of how important it is to keep Trump out of office. He was booed, yes, but it is also Day 1. He's got a big job ahead as he continues to appeal to his supporters to not act on their rage and indignation and think bigger than their hurt feelings.

Time for some comfort movies and books for me as well.
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