Bush Elected - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
I am much saddened by what seem to be the final results of the US presidential elections. The world is in for more bad years.1 Wicked times.
1 I'm not sure Kerry would have helped the world not have bad years, but I'm quite sure Bush would exacerbate the existing mess and create plenty of new things to worry about.
Current Mood: wistful
Current Music: Kate Bush -- Symphony in Blue
|Date:||November 4th, 2004 12:36 am (UTC)|| |
Me too. Exactly that, exactly as you said it.
But the sun still shines as brightly, the water sparkles and the autumn colors are just as beautiful. I'll be just as much of an activist with either one of them in my way. What will make a better world will be not just participation in the elections but continued activism, forever.
I look at my children. It's worth it, trying to make the world a little better, for them to try and make a little better, too. Wicked times, indeed. And it's up to us - you and me, personally - to make the difference. You've risen to the challenge and will do so again. So have I (rather less dramatically).
Rose's class had a sort of in-class election. I was gratified to no end to hear that she voted for Cobb, the Green Party candidate. Even in first grade, she's looking to make the world greener.
|Date:||November 4th, 2004 01:38 am (UTC)|| |
And just to clarify - Rose (6) had never even heard Cobb's name from us, nor was Cobb the candidate we voted for. It was entirely her own decision.
|Date:||November 4th, 2004 05:05 am (UTC)|| |
It appears my crystal ball is working, ha?
That's the American public for you.
|Date:||November 4th, 2004 05:09 am (UTC)|| |
Re: It appears my crystal ball is working, ha?
damn if you're not right.
which doesn't reduce the glitter of the sunshine nor the hope for the future. I'll keep working. feel free to join.
|Date:||November 4th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)|| |
You know what they say... It has to get a lot worse before it can get any better.
As an aside - I don't believe the american elevtion system reflects the opinion of the american public. Not that they might have voted for Kerry had the method been different, but the way it is doesn't say a whole lot about the real american choice.
this remindes me of the Mitzna campaign - if the candidate has no charisma, then people will not vote for him even if he stands for the better party.
|Date:||November 4th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)|| |
It' s not only lack of charisma (even though that's true for both candidates (Mitzna and Kerry), but also very weak propaganda. They both didn't say the things that really burn and agitate about the Bush/Sharon administrations.
|Date:||November 4th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)|| |
it was predictable. as someone who was following the elections... even the PRO kerry poll sites and the PRO kerry newsites (see CNN) were predicting a DRAW, which meant one thing: Bush was winning and all along.
Im not so pessimistic for his next 4 years. and even if it worse then the last 4 years - be honest with yourself - to what degree has the last 4 year effected your life? - NOT THAT MUCH. the only reason you are "emotional" about USA elections is because of your basic instinct of going against those you dont like ideologicly.
Dont give me the "war in iraq" rap - its good they went there.
Dont give me the "polarization in the world affairs" - thats just the media and unhappy french politicians.
Bottom line: even if these next 4 years will be a complete waste of time, what effects you most will be what you do for yourself in these next 4 years, not what mr.bush does for america.