Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
cleolinda

I don't have a lot to say about the election results, except that this is what I'm clinging to.

I realized something a little ugly about myself last night--that I was hoping Kerry would win so I could heave a sigh of relief and go back to being blissfully unaware of what's going on in this country politically. And I'm realizing now that I shouldn't have done that in the first place, and I sure as hell can't afford to do it now. There's no one man we could have elected who would have fixed the injustices going on in this country, partly because half the country doesn't even see them as injustices. We can't rely on one man to fix everything, and I think part of our current heartbreak is that we thought we could. If we could win this election, we'd be home free. But that wasn't true in the first place.

I believe in the separation of church and state. I believe in the right of two people who love each other to be together. I believe in the right of a woman or a couple to make their own reproductive choices. I believe in a flat tax rate, not more breaks for the rich. I believe that we entered this war on false pretenses. So we have a lot of work ahead of us. The thing is, this way we know it up front.
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