Fandango’s Provocative Question #94:
The Day After the Election
And the question du jour, perhaps of the year, is:
So here I am, watching the news. Again or maybe that would be “still.” I think Biden has it. He got Michigan and Wisconsin and my friend in Pennsylvania says HER country just flipped and considering where she lives, she’s sure the whole state’s will flip. We don’t have an “I won!” declaration from Biden, but I sense one isn’t far off. Are all the lawyers in the country ready? A courtroom shitstorm is on the way!
I think the election went VERY well. There were no riots, near riots, shootings, or looting. The lines weren’t as long as people expected. It was probably one of the best-managed, smoothest-running elections in at least 20 years. Am I happy?
I’m glad Biden will emerge the winner and will keep it — in the end. First though, there’s all the shit, lies, and lawyers. Nonetheless, after the last four years I think we all deal remarkably well with shit. We don’t have to like it, but we do manage. I’m not thrilled about how many people don’t see Trump as the menace he is. We all need to rethink the “reality” of the country we thought we knew. I had to do that several times while I lived in Israel as the electorate changed hugely from my arrival at the end of 1978 to when I left in 1987. But I didn’t grow up there. I didn’t “know” it the way I thought I knew this country.
I also hoped intelligence might break out across our nation, that the bad things might get some people believing that “facts” and “truth” in a reality that is REAL in ia fact-drive way rather than living in a Faux News alter-universe. Who knows? The people believe what they believe and don’t want to have their fantasies interrupted by data. Biden’s gotten most of the “rust belt” back and (probably) added Arizona and maybe Nevada.
I’m still disturbed by how many crazy people are still supporting this piece of shite even after his many failures. They can’t ALL their money n the stock market and their belief in the “improvement” of the economy seems more fantasy than actuality. As for the rest of the economy, a lot of them think they’re rich since it’s only the already-rich who are getting richer. Maybe it makes the underclasses believe they will be rich next?
I’m glad we’ll be back in bluer hands, but dismayed we didn’t take so many other voters with us. Which is where the readjustment awaits me. We are not any kind of “beacon” of freedom. We believed it and tried to make it true, but it wasn’t righteous. Not from the day we made slavery and murdering Natives an American goal.
I’ll take what I can get. NOT having Trump at the helm is something. We won’t have to listen to him every day. I hate his voice — that flat snaky, sneaky voice — and Garry hates it even more. A sane Democrat at the helm would be a good thing, but there’s so much to be done. Right now, our fundamental beliefs are the votes we cast. We can at least start some of the repairs!
This is a moving target. Watch, wait, stay peaceful. It’s going to be a long haul.