Friday, November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016--Enough

Enough for the week I mean.

I am wanting to write about something other than politics but then all I read and think about involves politics. So I will say nothing more here for this week and see where I'm inclined to pick things up on Monday.

Probably politics!

For example--people for the last two days have been marching in the streets to protest and disavow Trump's election.

Where were they a month ago when things were still up for grabs? I suspect complacent in the belief that Hillary Clinton would win. In the meantime, for the past 50 years those on the right have been relentless in pursuit of their political agenda, winning school board elections, seats in state legislatures, governorships (the GOP picked up 3 more on Tuesday), both houses of Congress, the White House, and perhaps most important, the Supreme Court.

In the meantime, too many progressives have been complacent in our lives. More comfortable being disdainful (and now fearful) than directly engaged. And still unwilling to acknowledge that Trump voters on Tuesday were much more diverse in educational level, income, ethnicity, and even gender that we are comfortable contemplating.

Being angry about the outcome is misdirected. More honest and productive would be to be angry with ourselves.


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