Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Woman is the n****r of the world

John Lennon wrote those words a long time ago.

Nothing has changed.

The best qualified woman, the smartest person in the room, with a thirty-year of history of hard work, applied for a job. A drunken boor literally walked in off the street... and they gave the job to him.

In the end, the best woman was still worse than the worst man.

The Republicans paid no price for breaking our democratic traditions. No candidate will ever again release their taxes. No candidate will put his assets in a blind trust; the Presidency will be viewed as a vehicle for making money. No candidate will worry about fact checking - Trump stood up and lied to thousands about a video they could literally have checked on their phones and they didn't care. No candidate will worry about Constitutional rights of the citizenry: calling for police monitoring of religious groups will be just another campaign promise.

So many traditions were smashed tonight, in a way that Bush at his worst never dreamed of. This was not a partisan election; this was not between Republican policies and Democratic principles. This was either a revolt against the norms of democracy, or an act of negligent homicide.

Either way, the people said they wanted change; well, they'll get it.

2 comments:

Tardigrade said...

Whether this becomes true or not depends on what happens in four years, and over the course of the next four years.

MCPlanck said...

Years? I'm counting the time in days. Every day is a fresh scandal.

On the other hand, fatalism is the last refuge of the cynic. I keep saying democracy is over, but I don't believe it; there are millions of Americans who still treasure freedom.

I'm holding out hope for the Free Republic of California, and the Almagated City-State of New York.