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i'm torn between eternal disburbing optimism and the bleak, lack-of-feeling knowledge that bush has probably already won. i don't really know what to think. part of me wants to go storm d.c. and fix everything at once and part of me wants to hide under my covers for four years.
you know, my roommate is a bush supporter. she voted for bush, anyway. and i was thinking, because i don't hate her, i don't think she's evil or any of that--that would be supremely stupid, actually. i don't know if i have a point. i was just thinking.
i don't understand...i mean, i guess i do...but really, i don't understand why people DO horrible things. why people destroy other people and the environment &c...just why? it just disgusts me. it really does. (i know i'm not being specific or making any sense. i'm tired and my stomach hurts and i bloody well hate politics of all sorts right now.

also i want to write desparately but every time i try to put words on paper they come out wrong. the words aren't what's in my head...they don't describe the scene that unfolds itself like a personal film in my mind. it's frustrating. "i don't want to write. i want to have written." i hate it when that's true. i bloody hate, hate hate it.

...eg the mind often thinks of something terrifying or pleasant without enjoining the emotion of fear. It is the heart that is moved (or in the case of a pleasant object some other part).
...maybe i'm really tired and confused, but did aristotle just make a sexual innuendo?

Date: 2004-11-03 11:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seachild-elf.livejournal.com
I know the feeling. There isn't much you can do right now about the final result. But you can't stop thinking about it 'til it's won - or lost.

I to God can't understand why America would choose for Bush again, but then there are a lot of things I don't understand about people. All in all we can be a genius - and at the same time a bloody stupid - race. I don't know whether Kerry will be a good president, but at this point I'm thinking anything will be better than Bush, for you as well as for us. But it's you that's doing the voting and we can only hope.

Politics and elections never seem to be anything but a choice between evil and a lesser evil.

But please let it be Kerry this time... pretty please?

Date: 2004-11-03 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
I can only imagine...someone in Canada made a comment about how they should be allowed to vote because this election will affect them as much as us. I woke up this morning thinking the whole bloody world should have been allowed to vote.

Date: 2004-11-03 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seachild-elf.livejournal.com
We-ell, one way I think that would be nice, on the other hand it isn't really fair. After all, it is your president, who has to think of your best interest first, not that of the world - however ideal that sounds. But on the other hand your president has a mayor influence on other countries, and not only political.

But still, just how fair is it for us to have a say in who leads your country? If we turn the tables and if it were my PM you were picking, I'd be pretty upset for your interference in the internal affairs of my country. Although the comparison stops there because our PM hasn't that great an influence on the rest of the world.

Still, in the end the rest of the world isn't better at picking leaders than the USA. It may be better this way. After all, we can now blame you for picking him. j/k ;)

We have one little consolation, however small it is: After the next 4 years Bush can't be re-elected. I think we can be grateful for that.

Date: 2004-11-03 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
I don't really think so. It just seems like such a huge thing...

Yeah...the thing is, though, since he can't be re-elected, he can do a lot more of whatever he wants without worrying about voters. Grrrrargh.

Date: 2004-11-04 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seachild-elf.livejournal.com
No, no, don't think that. You were on the right track this morning, think positive. The world hasn't ended over night, did it? Sure it may do so in the next 4 years , but hey it might not. It's best not to sit down and wait for it. Ye can't help it now anyway. He's elected and maybe the rest of the world is still wondering why, but there you have it. And he must have at least some consideration for you voters, because otherwise no one will ever vote for a republican after this and I doubt he'll risk that.

Date: 2004-11-04 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Mm...maybe. We'll see what happens...

Date: 2004-11-03 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starpolish.livejournal.com

I didn't support either candidate, so basically either way I "wouldn't be happy." So I'm going to do my best to make MY difference in the next four years, regardless of who ultimately wins the election.

Date: 2004-11-03 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Good plan. :D

Date: 2004-11-03 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celestia12385.livejournal.com
I heartily sympathize. I do. I woke myself up two hours earlier than usual this morning in hopes of knowing something, anything, but of course it wasn't decided yet. While I think it's a good thing that the process is slow and deliberate, therefore lessening the chance of a "mistake," a part of me is still screaming with impatience.

What if Bush DOES win? He certainly seems to be doing well at the moment. Hiding under the covers for four years seems a very pleasant solution indeed... But what will come will come, and what is meant to be will happen. I only pray to the gods that Kerry is at advantage.

Date: 2004-11-03 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com

NO. fuck it, NO, I am NOT hiding under the bloody covers. NOT with the GOP in control of everything. OH no. NO. I am going out there and kicking some serious political ass.

...no, I have no idea how. But i will anyway.


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