…is predicted to be frost tonight.
I live in a town that is relatively well-educated and politically active. I think in general it probably is a pretty center of the political spectrum place, with some liberal and some conservative folks. But what struck me driving home from work today was that, although there are plenty of yard signs in support of various school board candidates, county commissioner candidates, and even a few state politicians, there are virtually no yard signs for either presidential candidate. This is because normal people, whether they be conservative or liberal, are simply apalled by the choices. Never has the evil of our political system, or the complicity of our media, been laid so bare before our eyes.
In a word, everyone is grossed out.
We must withdraw our support from this evil system and these evil people. Whatever our political beliefs, we need to come together as communities and reclaim our humanity. We are not just production units that “vote”.
People, not politics, are what matters.
Which is my fancy way of saying fuck this shit.
I mean really. Hillary Clinton? Donald Trump?
Again I say: fuck this shit!
And if you know me, you know I don’t use language like that lightly or often.
People, we are being had. I don’t care if you’re gay, straight, Christian, Muslim, whatever. We are being had. We are being used as economic pawns. These people will never care about us or be loyal to us. So why be loyal to them?
Vote for school board if you want. Vote for county commissioner if you’d like. Those are your people, the people who share the same soil as you. That is loyalty.
As for me, I will just be here counting my chicken and duck eggs.
And making mock apple pies out of zucchinis.
And enjoying watching the ladies hunt for bugs in the autumn sunshine.
And going to homecoming parades…
And learning how to prepare duck.
Eating animals I raised myself is a new experience for me.
But I promise you that gutting poultry is a darn sight less revolting than reading the headlines on CNN-Fox-NPR-etc.