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kleinbl00  ·  334 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Turns out Roy Moore was banned from the local mall for pestering teenaged girls.

You're not having a psychotic break, you're having fatigue. That's what pushed me from canvassing for John Kerry to ignoring politics until Obama's second term. You have no one to root for, you have everyone to root against and there's no upshot to investing your energy in hating into a system you cannot change.

It's okay. been there. As I see it, you're making progress - six months ago, you were berating everyone else for being losers that think this stuff matters. At least now you're turning inwards.

There will come a time when you have someone to root for and once you're ready, it won't take much. I mean, i went door-to-door for John Fucking Kerry.




OftenBen  ·  334 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    There will come a time when you have someone to root for

I cannot imagine such a thing coming to pass, because the nature of how one becomes a powerful R or D has not, and will not change.

kleinbl00  ·  334 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You sure about that? In my life I've seen Ross Perot mount a successful spoiler campaign, seen Ralph Nader give Florida to Bush, and watched a substantial portion of Utah vote for Evan McMullin. Before my life there was Strom Thurmond and the Dixiecrats, who literally came into being because LBJ argued that blacks were people, too.

The Democrats didn't run Hillary in 2008 because Obama was a better candidate. They ran Hillary in 2016 because their alternative was a literal socialist. If there's one takeaway for the Democratic Party in 2017, it's that they would have been better off running a literal socialist than Hillary Clinton. That's gonna take a while to process but at the end of the day, politicians wanna win.

it's early days. Let's check back in a couple years, shall we?

OftenBen  ·  334 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sure, let's check back in.

After something like this happens again.

Among other things.