It's funny. When you're in the United States, you never think of yourself as living in a 'nation;' you never have the sense that this is one country among hundreds. Even when you refer to it with words like 'this country is going to shit' or 'what the hell is going on here?' you don't … Continue reading my country tis of thee! do you know what russia is!
I like to write and shit, and I want people to read the shit that I write. That means I gotta get my twitter game up and running. Clearly. 'Damn the twenty first century,' I'm grumbling, as I try to hack out some snazzy 'twitter-handle.' I did figure out a nice one, but I'm somehow … Continue reading I am scared to get on twitter
sharp man. i hope you don’t mind if I reblog? thank you for writing this.
This is a lot. The gravity of the situation hits me in waves. This wasn’t supposed to happen. I had assumed the Obama coalition from 2012 would hold up, given that Obama had made a couple of speeches endorsing Clinton. Michelle had made a really strong one too. I had thought it would be the margin of Obama’s win over Romney, that the bad old familiar order would continue. I didn’t bother to look into the polls or the specific states in the Midwest more closely, Clinton was experienced enough and the Democratic GOTV machine strong enough to carry it home.
Seeing the results come in on 11 pm on Tuesday, I felt a sinking familiar to me from past election nights. I was now numb to the painful realization that the familiar, comfortable liberal world of the late 90s and early 2000s was ultimately over. This certainty has been…
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