My election rant
I read a post on Facebook that rang true for me the night we all had to accept trump won the electoral vote. It was written in a seemingly calm tone because, to be honest, the feeling of unrest was still brewing within me and for so many others too, because as they say; trouble is “still afoot” I will admit when the first reports came in I had a sinking feeling and include that with msnbc body language … journalists? who kept saying we will give you as much information as we can without giving away the whole store far too many times for me… least we talk about the interview with the gold star family who clearly were uncomfortable, ending the interview with a strange look, a huge hesitation then stated, which I love and respect: whatever the outcome tonight, the fight will continue …
That night the nation was told over 800 polling locations were quietly closed prior to the election …after the fact and state after state with republicans in charge were able to block folks from voting with the new voter ID law. A major wtf moment. Again, the closures of voter locations in certain states never made it into the airwaves in time or didn’t get the coverage it should have in order for some sort of action to be implemented or some serious bs was happening on all effin levels and blocked thousands of potential voters. We did hear seemingly educated black folks some journalists and activists say Hillary wasn’t my choice so I didn’t vote for her … wtf? Yes, some have said… hindsight is … 2020? Oh for the love of gawd where has the idea of … acting with common sense and or for the greater good gone? I admit, yes these idioms are considered myths… but come on HRC V trump?
I voted for Hillary because I backed a sane person who had been in the system long enough to have made friends on both sides of the political aisle … and while battling the media, certain politicians, and trump, who has no experience in politics, seemingly threatening us(POC) with his version of National American values; that WILL hurt family friends folks I have worked with. Then there’s the FBI coming out twice, mostly republican during the Election season… This Woman stood up, tried to not only crack that glass ceiling in politics she withstood the bull that still exists NOT just in the life of average female voter, or those in politics, but a nation of mostly white folks deciding to choose this white guy, again, having absolutely no experience seemingly deeming him basically their savior. Yes, the break down is clinical! I blame some POC; I blame bernie bots for not realizing it was a binary choice to save our Nation! I blame republicans for continually finding ways to block the Black vote without punishment and I blame the uninformed and misinformed voter… the idea that trump refused to be vetted is unprecedented and It’s shameful.
NO, I couldn’t don’t wouldn’t support bernie after doing research on his past, the idea that anyone would change his political label that many times should have given folks a pause. I don’t know why but the bernie NIMBY bill &vote for dumping #toxicwaste on #SierraBlanca among several other things bothered me. The lack of time spent either fighting with, for, negotiating or in lockstep with the black community or any community of colour was a red flag and in comparison, I saw positives in Hillary Clinton that were good bad and ugly. The “predator comment” happened during a time of much violence and death. The police the courts lacked among other things the ability to do DNA tests because science wasn’t there and yes the police were allowed to swoop in and take a lot of black lives to jail, or killed them by using excessive force others resisted and some were guilty …a whole lot of black men were swept up by anger and violence back then – just so folks know – Black People from all walks of life tended to agree that something was happening and it wasn’t just the everyday black man it was a group choosing to be violent but most stayed silent while the clinton administration at the time chose to say it out loud- it was a shared thought … it just wasn’t voiced. Those who voted for bernie in the Primaries voiced their opinions but he lost and should have seen the evil lurking and did the right thing by supporting sanity over fascism on Election day. ok, yes I keep going back to that old saying, for the “greater good” because it seems like an action based on common sense… where was it, what happened to it? We all heard the rhetoric from trump, who threw down with 16 -17 experienced republicans; only to show be seemingly scared, unwilling to go for the jugular and all fell out like cowards going down for the count.
I don’t believe you can be in the game of politics for 30yrs and not be a part of the shit that happens, stuff is said and done while knowing you have got to come together for the “greater good” but hey that’s just me.
Again, that post on Facebook, summed it up for me; The options came down to Fascism, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, fraud, rape charges, hidden taxes, ties to Russian intelligence, dictatorship, Putin and hacked emails that may or may not be tied to him as well.
We the People, finally heard after the election that yes indeed trump had/has ties to Russia and that ladies and gentlemen is probably just the beginning to some ish that will dribble out some our mainstream media will ignore, parts will be covered likely will be old news or skimmed over because of their mostly conservative owned stations.
Anyway, bottom line … the post continued stating the other choice offered up what most said was a flawed but calm, qualified and predictable candidate … It shouldn’t take a brain surgeon or folks like m.moore to tell working-class white folks they should have supported and voted for sanity over fascism, but here we are. I agree, mourn then get your stuff organized because trump said a lot, threatened far more than acceptable, waved his finger at a lot of folks and we all know that actions, his actions do speak louder than his words and my told you so …#MidtermsMatterNow
now he’s being impeached
get ready for 2020
first posted November 11, 2016