Not that electoral politics are going to result in the sort of changes we desperately need in society. It's also a bit rich to think that electoral politics have drastically changed things in this instance - Trump is much in the vein of Nixon, Reagan, Bush, and Bush. He differs in degree, not kind. The results from him will be worse because he has the excesses of all three, but this is what the GOP has been for as long as we all remember. And a lot of people are aware of this - they remember the nuclear brinksmanship of Reagan, how the Dead Kennedys they grew up on called Reagan a fascist all the time, how Bush personally killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis with his lies... There are real differences between Obama et al and this strain of thought, but not enough. A big part of that was Obama pandering to a Right that would not be impressed no matter what he did, but he also really believed it was "right" to do so.
sucking right now. not getting anything done. ugh.
Reading Marx's Capital at the moment. Pretty decent. Figured I should read it someday since it's important in world history. Also hanging out on Twitter a little to see what's going on in political discourse and it's all just mostly stupid. Also amusing to look back and see, ah, this guy, he supported the Iraq War and was even a cheerleader for it. Lot of silly stuff.
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