“And history seems to agree that I would fight you for me…that us would fight them for we. Is that how it always will be?”
I find that when I try to have something inspiring and/or important to say, I fail. I do not articulate well and therefore consider myself to have extreme trouble when it comes to vocalizing the many scattered thoughts in my brain. I have decided to post quotes from other sources that directly relate to how I feel at this point in time. And yes, for dramatic effect, I wore black on Wednesday.
“17 Reasons Not To Slit Your Wrists” Michael Moore comes through for all of us and reminds us about the good. I was surprised to read his thoughts and was truly grateful for his positive outlook and his humorous list on how we can end the bitterness surrounding this election.
For those not willing to click the link, here are three of my favorites from his list.
“3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving once again that your parents are always wrong and you should never listen to them. “
“14. Bush is now a lame duck president. He will have no greater moment than the one he’s having this week. It’s all downhill for him from here on out — and, more significantly, he’s just not going to want to do all the hard work that will be expected of him. It’ll be like everyone’s last month in 12th grade — you’ve already made it, so it’s party time! Perhaps he’ll treat the next four years like a permanent Friday, spending even more time at the ranch or in Kennebunkport. And why shouldn’t he? He’s already proved his point, avenged his father and kicked our ass. “
And of course,
“17. Finally and most importantly, over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed “The #1 Liberal in the Senate.” That’s more than the total number of voters who voted for either Reagan, Bush I, Clinton or Gore. Again, more people voted for Kerry than Reagan. If the media are looking for a trend it should be this — that so many Americans were, for the first time since Kennedy, willing to vote for an out-and-out liberal. The country has always been filled with evangelicals — that is not news. What IS news is that so many people have shifted toward a Massachusetts liberal. In fact, that’s BIG news. Which means, don’t expect the mainstream media, the ones who brought you the Iraq War, to ever report the real truth about November 2, 2004. In fact, it’s better that they don’t. We’ll need the element of surprise in 2008. “
And lastly, courtesy of Brendan Bittner, from www.evanmatthewcobb.com, a sentiment which was so profound that all I could do was sit down and cry.
“I’m trying to sort all of it out, but there are really only two showings in particular that I’m interested in:
Manhattan K 82%, B 17%
Washington D.C. K 90%, B 9%
Funny. The two places that terrorists actually attacked went to Kerry overwhelmingly. I don’t count Somerset Co. in PA because the plane could have crashed anywhere. In all this I see an enormous discrepancy between those in America who experienced terror first hand, and those who experienced it by television; between those who have felt terror, and those who jealously yearn for its sublime touch; between those for whom the need to combat terror is the source of meaning and the antidote to other disempowerments, and those for whom it is not the targets of violence that makes violence bad, but the act of violence itself.”