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I no longer care what red states want - Elf M. Sternberg
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I no longer care what red states want
The other day, as I awakened to another depressing litany of the things the Trump Administration has chosen to inflict on the majority of Americans who live in urban areas that did not vote for him, I had this weird idea. I looked in the mirror and said to myself, "Is this what it felt like in Red America? Is this what people in small town Idaho over the border woke to, the sickening feeling that America wasn't theirs anymore?"

Then I read this, and I decided something simple: I don't give a fuck at all what Red America wants.

When someone describes women's bodily autonomy, the rights of gay people to participate in the legal benefits promised to marriage, "the transgenders," and so forth as "evil nonsense," I'm ready to start throwing much more than chairs.

This will never stop. I will not rest on this. Isadore wants veto power over his children, even after he's dead. He wants to give them "traditions" that are chains, that long after they've ceased to make sense in a world that requires us to be different from our ancestors, to be better than them, to be more thoughtful, more loving, more kind, he wants to have a veto power over that thoughtfulness, that love, that kindness.

Fuck no.

When I die, I don't expect to have a word in my children's decisions. That's for them, not for me. The best I can do is leave them a beautiful, livable, breathable planet on which to make their decisions.

The Trump administration really has opened up a chasm between those who believe America has a future, and those who believe it has only a past.

I'm heading into the future. And dead or alive, you all are coming with me.

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omahas From: omahas Date: February 16th, 2017 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Our Civil War

I've been saying this for a while now. There's a small percentage of the country that believes that life should be a particular way, always. The Constitution needs to be interpreted that way, and if not, needs to be removed. They want religious law. And they are willing to go to war over it.

Funny, that sounds like ISIS.

But then, they ARE ISIS...just using a different religion. And they are just as dangerous and deadly as ISIS is.
gipsieee From: gipsieee Date: February 19th, 2017 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
This, this, exactly this.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: February 16th, 2017 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never given a single solitary frak what any Republican thinks. Their opinion of how the country should be run is utterly worthless, stemming as it does from massive stupidity and utter lack of conscience.
solarbird From: solarbird Date: February 18th, 2017 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)
They've made a living, a crusade, a fucking religion out of hating and trying to destroy me and mine, and they will. never. stop. because they enjoy torturing people, however they can.

Fuck all of them. Fuck all of them forever.

Edited at 2017-02-18 09:10 am (UTC)
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