Journal / The Election

ok, after thinking a bit about the election i’ve come to one, simple conclusion. and that is that americans prefer comfortable lies over uncomfortable truths.
thanks,
moby

Journal / The Election

if/when bush wins…(and who knows…it’s 4 a.m..maybe john kerry will win…
but right now things look kind of bush-y. so i write this assuming that bush has won the election.)
well, he won.
america has chosen their president.
we might disagree, but they’ve chosen their president.
some of us might long for a secession wherein certain parts of the country declare their sovereign autonomy, but given our current state of quasi-united states, well, bush won.
tonight i realized that although america is possessed of a lot of progressive people, america is essentially a right-wing republican country.
we might resist this fact, but it is a fact.
it’s not a fact in manhattan.
it’s not a fact in l.a or san francisco.
but for 100+ million people it’s a fact.
americans have made their choice.
we might not necessarily agree with their choice, but we do have to accept that the choice was made democratically, and without coercion.
and now we ask…what now?
with another 4 years of a republican president/senate/house, well…what do they want?
the right-wing have re-asserted their dominance.
what do they want?
i do hope that the democrats in the house and senate do their best to impose sane restrictions upon the more extreme tendencies of the newly empowered right-wing.
we live in a democracy.
and the democracy has spoken.
the vox populii have expressed their will.
and, given the rules by which we all play, we must accept the results of this election.
live and learn.
and may we all learn to recognize that the democratic process doesn’t always accomodate our preferences and/or will.
sorry if i sound like a pathetic loser, but, well, we lost.
and now we have to live with our circumstances as they’ve been presented to us.
the sun will rise tomorrow, and the people who voted for bush will:
a-send their sons/daughters off to war in iraq
b-complain about unemployment
c-lament their lack of health care
d-complain about the high price of prescription drugs
e-complain about a low minimum wage
f-complain about high gas prices/heating oil costs
g-and so on
h-and so on…
the people have made their choice. and now, for better or worse, they have to live with their choice.
i wish the american people and the politicians who rule them: good luck.
really.
bush won. the people in america have chosen him as their elected commander-in-chief. 49% of us might have voted differently, but we lost. let’s all hope that these next 4 years are not as divisive and contentious as the last 4 years have been.
good luck to the republicans, for, regardless of our party affiliations, they won and they will rule us for the next 4 years.
moby p.s-but, for what it’s worth, i wish the republicans in the house, senate, executive, and judicial branches the best of luck. as i’ve said, the american people have chosen their elected representatives, now may said representatives lead us with intelligence, wisdom, and discretion. here’s hoping…