November Write 9

Obligatory election follow up, blah blah blah

I’m stuck at the point of “just can’t even”.  This man, The One Who Shall Not be Named (TOWSNBN, for short) is the epitome of everything that will halt progress in this country, even worse than the Brexit has halted progress there.

But here’s the thing.  I don’t process these kinds of externally.  I need to have time to process internally before I can, or will start to process externally, with everyone.  Today, my Facebook feed has been full of external processors.  Good for them, for getting the support they need in the way that it works best for them.  Heck, I’ll even offer what I can in the way of assistance for them.  

However, it does get a bit in the way of my own processing to have everyone else’s thoughts intruding from the outside.  I can manage processing at about half speed with other people processing externally.  So, I do what I can, when I can.  I will not fault those who process differently, nor blame them for the slowing down of my own process.  I am used to it by now.

So, here’s what I’ve got so far…

What I’ve been saying all along – this electoral system is in need of reform rather badly.  The best suggestions I’ve heard include getting rid of the electoral college, which I am all in favor of.  Also reminds me to refresh my memory on different electoral systems.  I took a whole class on it, you’d think I’d remember more, wouldn’t you?

TOWSNBN will become president on January 20, barring any accidents. Which will be a disaster of epic proportions.  I figure I will probably have a more emotive response later, but right now, I’m just emotionally exhausted from other things and am just not up for it at this point.  But so far the words I’ve got are: “disaster”, “distress”, “fear”, and “we shall overcome”.  I figure that’s a start.

Oh, and the upside down flag.  That seems an appropriate response.  Not a sign of disrespect, so I far prefer it to flag-burning.  The citation (because I’m an American government and law nerd): 4 U.S. Code § 8 – Respect for flag – (a) “The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property”.  I’d say this man’s election counts as that for anyone who is not a rich, white, straight, cisgender, able-bodied, “Christian” man, given all that he has said and done.

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