Thursday, September 27, 2018

today's rage

Barbara Kruger, "Untitled (Your body is a battleground)," 1989.

Before 45 was elected, I wrote this post about losing my "voice" after sexual assault. Well, hey, almost two years later, and after that garbage fire election I stopped writing and reading. Two of the things that make me feel most "me." Surprised? Not really. Disappointed? Yes.

But here I am. It's Blasey-Ford testimony day, and I tuned in for about 5 minutes. Long enough for Ford to tell them she's 100% sure it was Kavenaugh (not a thing that gets confused, in my experience), and then they went to recess, and the news commentators on a network I normally like discussed her girlish voice.

So now I'm sitting here in tears, listening to angry music, and not watching any live streams. I called and berated my Senators, and I'll write some #postcardstovoters here in a bit, and I'll continue to feel rage. Delicious, righteous rage. RAGE.

All we have right now is our rage and our voices. That's it. Republicans have made up their minds, so grab a friend, talk to someone undecided or moderate, and when you have a flat tire on election day, or an awful sinus infection, or it's just a shitty day, go vote anyway if you're physically and emotionally able.

Vote them out.

To hell with them all.



12 comments:

  1. I watched all day long. Not surprised but today's news, but heartbroken, nonetheless.

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  2. I feel you. I watched almost the entire day. I can barely function, today. If there was something I could do to influence my conservative friends I would do it, but I've made no progress with any of them. One even put up a joke about sexual assault. This is a female from my former church we're talking about. I don't understand what's happening at all but I will try to at least influence people I know to get out and vote. Maybe not my conservative friends. They're kind of turning out to be dicks.

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    1. I unfriended a high school friend I didn't like in the first place and a baptist preacher's wife. They will not change their minds, so we've just got to grab onto our dem and independent and moderate conservative friends and drag them to the poles.

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  3. Love, love, love, love, love, love, love to you.

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  4. God, Andi, to absolute hell with them. This week has been so long and so hard and I can deal with my own rage and sorrow but seeing all my amazing friends so miserable has just made me want to burn shit to the ground. You're the best.

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  5. Bravo, Andi! Every day I feel like I there can't be anything new that shocks me but oh boy do they managed to do so. Here's hoping this election people will wake up.

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  6. I am so terrified that the right is going to show up in waves as well, that the polls I see that encourage me, will let me down. Again. I don't know if I can handle another day like 11/9/16.

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    1. Same here. I'm sure they will because that's what they do, but hopefully enough dems have been mobilized.

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