Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Puking, go about your business. By Geniusofdespair

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colours anymore, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a newborn baby, it just happens everyday
I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and must have it painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black


Anonymous said...

A majority of Americans send a broken criminal of a man to fix a "broken system." I feel doomed.

Anonymous said...

From the New Yorker

QUOTE: All along, Trump seemed like a twisted caricature of every rotten reflex of the radical right. That he has prevailed, that he has won this election, is a crushing blow to the spirit; it is an event that will likely cast the country into a period of economic, political, and social uncertainty that we cannot yet imagine. That the electorate has, in its plurality, decided to live in Trump’s world of vanity, hate, arrogance, untruth, and recklessness, his disdain for democratic norms, is a fact that will lead, inevitably, to all manner of national decline and suffering.

In the coming days, commentators will attempt to normalize this event. They will try to soothe their readers and viewers with thoughts about the “innate wisdom” and “essential decency” of the American people. They will downplay the virulence of the nationalism displayed, the cruel decision to elevate a man who rides in a gold-plated airliner but who has staked his claim with the populist rhetoric of blood and soil. George Orwell, the most fearless of commentators, was right to point out that public opinion is no more innately wise than humans are innately kind. People can behave foolishly, recklessly, self-destructively in the aggregate just as they can individually. Sometimes all they require is a leader of cunning, a demagogue who reads the waves of resentment and rides them to a popular victory. “The point is that the relative freedom which we enjoy depends of public opinion,” Orwell wrote in his essay “Freedom of the Park.” “The law is no protection. Governments make laws, but whether they are carried out, and how the police behave, depends on the general temper in the country. If large numbers of people are interested in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it; if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.”

Anonymous said...

My wife dressed in black this morning. Walking the dog, neighbors gave her a hug. She has to face her college students this morning and show them we have a way forward. Before she left the house, she changed into a light colored blouse. The kids need us to stay focused and constructive.

Anonymous said...

We must be ready to meet our maker at all times. Remember he asked the questions, "Why have all these nuclear bombs if we don't use them? Why don't we just blow them off the face of the earth? If he gets mad, it could easily be the end of planet earth. So be ready at all times.

Anonymous said...

An email I sent this afternoon.....
Dearest Friends,
I have cried as I clicked on each of your names because I know you are sick and may feel demeaned also.........Why has this happened???

Just can not comprehend what voters have done or not done by not showing up........My neighbors voted for him....One Catholic woman just retired from teaching....How could she do it??? Her husband is a retired Delta mechanic with a good pension....How could he do it??? One is 90 year old Catholic woman with seven children living in Atlanta with numerous grandchildren......How could she do it?? Another woman is retired from the Federal government....How could this Christian vote for him??.

I am sick...I am demeaned....I am crying......Steve Hagen

Geniusofdespair said...

So sorry steve. I am glad I am hardened.

Anonymous said...

I counted on my country to protect us from bigotry and racism. I thought the Constitution and the Bill of Rights meant something, that we could count on it.

I was wrong.

The very rights I want protected and would protect me have helped to elect a man who has no connection to any of the important elements of this country.

I am so sad.

Anonymous said...

Hard to put to words how we feel. Some commenters have done a good job for us. Just want to send encouragement to our intrepid EOM bloggers...don't give up the good fight. You have made a difference and you must keep on keeping us informed and educated. We still need you!