We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.
From Alara block to KTK block, the only real protagonist victory with no strings attached was RTR block. That's 1 in 7 blocks. Now we are about to have our third victory in a row. Even things that would have been consequences were undone, like Zendikar's land being healed as seen in Zendikar Resurgent and Sigarda completely replacing Avacyn. From a 14% rate of true victory to 100% is a pretty big change. I think it's safe to say that there's been a shift here. Let's hope it doesn't stay at 100%.
This is cherry-picking. You don’t get to play the “not true victory” card and ignore Emrakul sealing herself in the moon or (spoilers). If you want to think of it that way, the Weatherlight Saga was WAY worse in terms of the heroes always winning.
This is how it is: Trump gets sworn in January 20th. We’ve still got 2.5-ish months under the Obama Administration. Between now and then there’s the chance to make a media circus out of Donald Trump’s upcoming sexual assault trial, creating more friction between him and his party, giving us at least a little breathing room in congress. He’s appointing three new judges this term, so checks and balances (which weren’t really adjusted well for a two-party system) won’t be in good working condition for the Democrats (which counts third-party and non-voters and basically any minority because welcome to reality).
So first thing: fight for that media circus. House reps will do ANYTHING for reelection. Friction within the party will force them to pick sides.
Second thing: VOTE IN 2018. Mid-term elections are a thing. ALL 435 SEATS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE CONTESTED. Go out and VOTE. We can win back the house. That’s one victory we sorely need. 33/100 SEATS OF SENATE WILL BE CONTESTED. We can win that back, too. 38 GOVERNORSHIPS WILL BE CONTESTED. If your county’s red, time to turn that around. VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6TH, 2018.
Clinton campaign manager John Podesta described several states as too close to call in the early hours of Wednesday, and Clinton would not be conceding.
“Let’s get those votes counted, and let’s bring this home,” Podesta told supporters at the official victory party in New York.
“We can wait a little longer, can’t we? They’re still counting votes, and every vote should count. ”
Podesta also told attendees of what the campaign had hoped would be a victory party to go home.
The crowd at the Javits center had already thinned out by the time Podesta took the stage. Their reactions through the night ranged from disbelief, worried, stunned to anguish. As the night wore on and the votes continued to pour in predominately for Trump, Clinton’s loyal supporters cried and hugged each other for moral support.
“Several states are too close to call, so we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight,” he said.
I sent 2,000 men to their graves today. The bards will sing songs of their sacrifice. Aye. But the dead won’t hear them. One victory does not make us conquerors. Did we free my father? Did we rescue my sisters from the Queen? Did we free the North from those who want us on our knees? This war is far from over.
Let 2016 go. Let the pain, the heartache, the disappointment, the guilt, the fear, the shame, let it all go. Release. Take a breath. Embrace 2017. Let growth, encouragement, hope, and salvation in. 17 Biblically means “complete victory”; let defeat go. Embrace victory.
and before ppl who aren’t from america pull that ‘lol america why did you vote him in!’ shit - WE didn’t. the people who would SUFFER because of him didn’t. this is a very close split of people in this nation. don’t come at this like we all gave trump a landslide victory, because WE didn’t. racists, misogynists, homophobes, transphobes & white supremacists did.
have some fucking perspective & compassion before criticizing this election. it deserves to be criticized, but be aware of who’s responsible & to whom you’re speaking, because you’re probably going to be preaching to the goddamn choir
What’s really getting to me about this election - as someone who doesn’t actually live in the USA - is that a lot of Trump supporters both inside and outside the US were viewing it as a culmination of the political climate of the last three years. A referendum on whether or not Social Justice has pushed “too far”, “too fast”. And a lot of people now think that the answer was “yes”. And a disquieting portion of the mainstream media is (in a soft, cowardly, watered-down manner) agreeing, with all their think pieces about how ~liberals~ ~alienated~ ~poor white voters~ with all their smug and scary talk about “privilege”, “slavery” and “genocide”.
“We weren’t nice enough,” they’re saying. “That’s why fascism won so many huge victories this year. Because we weren’t nice enough.”
It’s bullshit, and it’s fucking irresponsible to draw false-equivalencies between the racist rage that followed Trump and the online-Left’s newly articulated aggressive vigor. It’s not “reasonable” for people to lose their fucking minds and start supporting isolationist white nationalism just because they learned the truth about colonialism or heard a feminist say a video game was sexist.
A word of caution to younger Americans for whom this is the first presidential election they were politically, socially and mentally aware enough to comprehend:
The early coverage on election night is likely to sound really intense and desperate and things might look really scary for your candidate, but most of that Drama is manufactured for the sake of ratings.
1. Pay attention to the percent of polling places reported in/percentage of votes tallied. Often they’re reporting on huge differences in position based on very little data.
2. Remember that five or more hours separate the first poll closing and the last. The United States covers a lot of time zones so we won’t have anything like a final call, barring a massive landslide victory, until close to midnight Eastern time.
3. The pundits are going to make all kinds of final-sounding and dire pronouncements, but they have to fill those five or more hours of ballot counting. It’s their job, and in their best interests, to keep coming up with things to say that will keep your hand off the remote control.
Be patient, don’t give in to the panic and stress they want you to feel.
My county tis of thee racism and bigotry for thee i weep land where my brothers died
land where my sisters cried from every mountainside, let freedom fall.
my native country, thee how could we let this be? thy war be waged I cry for all of them I weep for all our sins My heart be heavy now, god save us all.
let outrage fill the streets let our pain drive our need, for liberty From out the ashes we Shall rise for victory forgive us all