I guess the hardest thing is having so much love for you and it somehow not being returned. I develop crushes all the time, but that is just misdirected need for you. You are a hole in my life, a black hole. Anything I place there cannot be returned. I miss you terribly. Ci vedremo lassu, angelo.
I’ve been thinking about the argument that “If the electors go against the outcome of this election it will set a dangerous precedent for the future, where electors can do whatever they want” and I think that while, yes, possibly this is true, it doesn’t change the fact that the alternative is waiting four years, or even two years for any real change within the system to take place. In that time lives will be lost. This has already gone too far. This is an extreme circumstance, and while in any other election that would be a perfectly valid argument, this is not a normal election. Donald Trump is dangerous, volatile and narcissistic and he poses a threat to not only the security of the USA, but of that of the rest of the world. Not only that, but his election has encouraged racists and bigots to come out of the woodwork, and however you look at it, America has taken a step backward in terms of equality.
Even if you ignore that, and focus purely on politics, Hillary got the highest number of votes. By choosing to elect her the electoral college would not be doing whatever they wanted, but would be following the will of the people. I think that is an excellent precedent to set. A democracy that does not follow the will of the people is no democracy, and needs to be changed. Do you think the Trump administration will let that happen? Do you think the GOP will? Unfair elections with narrow margins repeatedly favour the republicans. You saw it with Bush vs Gore, and you’ve seen it now. If there’s any chance of abolishing the electoral college and rendering every vote equal it’s with Hillary. If you want a fair democracy, that needs to happen.
Now let’s get real.
I’ve seen the argument that overriding the election results will incur massive backlash from the right, which, honestly, is true. It would. It will. I imagine it will get violent. But here’s the thing. It already is.
Violence from the bigots and racists that make up the worst of the republican parties has escalated hugely, and under a trump presidency it will not be discouraged. America needs to send a message to those people that they are absolutely in the wrong, because they will not come to that conclusion by themselves. There is no longer a clean and bloodless option.Either you have angry racist backlash, or you have open racist violence. And there’s another kind of Trump supporter, the kind who don’t approve of the bigotry and racism he spouts but are so encapsulated in white privilege that they don’t see it as anything more than political incorrectness. To them he’s a straight-talking punch to the political system advocating for the middle class. They don’t understand the struggle their fellow Americans with less privilege are going through. They will feel resentful. They will feel like the system let them down. They will feel like their voices don’t matter, and it will be so much harder to convince them of our cause. But lives are at stake. For the past couple days I’ve been trying to look for the positive in this situation, and the best I could come up with was “Well maybe the next four years will open moderate eyes about Trump, and they’ll be less inclined to tolerate bigotry.” And maybe I’m right. Maybe it would. But that is not worth the cost in human lives and trauma that will be paid for it.
I think for a lot of Americans this has been a wake-up call. But please don’t let the alarm ring for another four years.
It’s time for a wartime decision. Please, America, fight tooth and nail to get this decision overturned. Sign petitions, protest in the streets. Organise. Rebel. Most importantly, Put pressure on the electoral college. There’s no point worrying about things that will happen in the next twenty years when there is a very real danger people won’t surive the next four.
a ridiculously troubling part of bpd is the fact that we usually have so much love for so many other people but we cannot feel loved in return. for me it’s like my entire life is a one-sided relationship. like one long unhealthy uneven relationship, where i’m doing all the loving and the other person doesn’t even wanna be with me anymore. and i can try and try to shove them out of my life and move on, but it never happens, because i have absolutely no control over my emotions. it hurts.
i hate it so much when im clearly upset and pushing someone away and they literally just leave?? like.. nobody ever wants to say “hey i know you dont really wanna be alone so im not gonna leave and im gonna make sure ur okay and happy before i ever do have to leave you by yourself” am i really not worth doing that for?