Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This world doesn't deserve cats.

Well, America, you've done it. You've made me CRY OVER POLITICS. This is an all-new low. I am honestly heartbroken. I've written and re-written a dozen statements that I keep deleting because it's all been said before and it's not enough and I can't assign words to the despair that threatens to break me and yet here I am, trying anyway. This is just like Brexit all over again: I did not expect humanity to do its worst and yet it just keeps topping itself. It's not that America has elected a Republican; it's that they've elected a bad man.

This New Yorker article by David Remnick sums it up nicely:
All along, Trump seemed like a twisted caricature of every rotten reflex of the radical right. That he has prevailed, that he has won this election, is a crushing blow to the spirit; it is an event that will likely cast the country into a period of economic, political, and social uncertainty that we cannot yet imagine. That the electorate has, in its plurality, decided to live in Trump’s world of vanity, hate, arrogance, untruth, and recklessness, his disdain for democratic norms, is a fact that will lead, inevitably, to all manner of national decline and suffering.

Women of America, stay safe.

2016, we're no longer on speaking terms.

Big hugs and lots of love,

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