I too felt that way, back in 2000, when George W. Bush (or Imperial Bush II as I like to call him) was elected (well - given the election). Was
certain that it presaged WWIII and in some ways it did.
It isn't the end of the world. Maybe the end of your world but the circus will continue.
I voted Blue as left and right have no meaning in current politics and as someone stated earlier in the thread, both colors are just about the same.
On the Blue side it just seems a little less, frankly classist and racist.
Both are in support of the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) treaty - which is so secret not even sitting members of congress can see it. Both are
prisoners of the Uber-Bankers. Both seem to favor endless war. Neither gives a crap about the environment or the future of our planet (maybe they
each have tickets on the last boat out). Neither is willing to tackle the fundamental flaws in our electoral process or it's attendent dogmas of
'corporate personhood' and 'share holder value'.
This was a very depressing election for all and the powers that be are thrilled that we are at each others throats and ignoring what THEY (yes, good
old THEM) are doing.
We - THE HUDDLED MASSES (blue and red) tend to agree on the right to choose what food to eat and to know what's in the food we eat, the right to
choose our health care (and not be 'cost centers' for big pharma) and the NEED to get money out of our electoral process.
Every week I go to buy Raw Milk and most of the people I meet hold very different ideas then mine when it comes to political and moral issues, but I
am thrilled that they are willing to go to the lengths that I am to provide healthy nutrition to my family. Everyday there is some new law proposed
(for our safety) to deny us this right. Every day there are new lies used to scare the unwary about this wonderful food.
Please can we come together and focus on PUBLIC FUNDING of all elections (and a limited election season). It's the only hope we have. It's a pipe
dream, I know. But I have to believe or I'll .... (fill in your own worse nightmare)
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