etherial: a burning flag (politics)
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When I decided a few months ago to watch Post-Apocalyptic films on election night, it seemed like a pretty fun gag. And as the mood dampened last night and the odds of HRC winning went from good to bad to desperate, I put the laptop away and watched the damn movies. Because there's one key thing that a good Post-Apocalyptic movie has: survival in the face of desperate circumstances.

America has handed the Republican Party control of all 3 branches of the Federal Government. Over the next four years, they will do everything in their power to destroy all progress made by the human race in the last 120 years. Equality, Education, Opportunity, Peace, Safety, Stability, Trust, the Environment, all of these things are in dire peril.

I never expected to make it to 30. I'd always feared that Millennial thinking would take over Conservative Christianity and that the rise of American Fascism would happen at the dawn of the 21st Century. But living through history is like the metaphorical boiled frog. Small incremental changes slow alter the political landscape until one day you wake up in a Totalitarian Dictatorship. But I'd decided long ago that I was going to dig in. That I would hunker down and help my fellow Americans succeed, survive, or escape, as things dictated.

I am in shock and horror and fear. But I will do what I can to help and protect my people no matter what comes. No matter the cost.

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Date: 2016-11-10 11:14 am (UTC)
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Dana (my husband) mentioned that when Reagan took office we were all pretty worried that we wouldn't make it through the cold war. Things got pretty intense, but we made it out okay. I don't feel like this really compares, but then again, maybe there will be an assassination attempt on Trump... and maybe this one won't fail.
Edited Date: 2016-11-10 11:14 am (UTC)

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Date: 2016-11-10 04:32 pm (UTC)
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A significant portion of the grimness of the situation that we're in is that there are so few outs. An assassination of Trump puts Pence in charge, and Pence is a nightmare in his own right.

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Date: 2016-11-11 08:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jducoeur
Just so. We don't need Trump dead, we need him *discredited*. We need the majority of the country to see that he represents a bad direction, for the nation as a whole and for them individually. That's not going to be easy, but it *is* possible, and I think it's got to be a key strategic direction...

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