With the televised Kavanaugh hearings it has become crystal clear that our wealthy, white, male ruling class is hell-bent on maintaining power and control. Luckily, we are determined to wrest that control from their bloody hands.
Bonfire of Republican Vanities
I think they know we're geared up for a win this November, and they want everything they can get before then. Time to kick ass and take no prisoners.ReplyDelete
They won't give up without a fight. Gird your loins, girls, we've still got a lot of work to do.ReplyDelete
So true. And it is a fight that must be fought.Delete
I am hoping there will be a huge voter turnnout.ReplyDelete
Call me naive, but I think there will be.Delete
The muck is thicker and higher daily. Keep on, keep on.ReplyDelete
We have to keep on. The alternative is horrifying.Delete
I hope the Kavanaugh hearings were watched by the millennials. We need them to vote blue in November.ReplyDelete
I agree. I think if we can actually get them out to vote, a majority will vote blue. Getting that demographic registered and motivated is a challenge. However, they will respond best to peers and young, progressive candidates. Millennials don't seem particularly fond of us old fogies, ha! Their loss.Delete
Those who always vote are polarized and have been almost equally divided for some time now. I hope that those young people who will be voting for the first time are as appalled by our current president and the party he represents. I hope those who thought that their vote doesn't matter will come forward and vote to put a stop to the increasingly disturbing momentum of the Republican Party rather than vote in support of it.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure what's going on at a grassroots level in other states, but in Florida young people are galvanized and organized around a very progressive gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum. We also have the Parkland kids in-state, who are amazing role models for Generation Z (born between 1995 and 2010). Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts are rampant. I interact with lots of Millennials in my FB political action group and they are fired up, and challenging their friends to put their vote where their mouths are. I feel hopeful. If we could just get rid of the outdated Electoral College, we could eliminate some of the "my vote doesn't matter" despair out there.Delete
Bonfire of the vanities. The phrase usually refers to the bonfire of 7 February 1497, when supporters of the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola collected and publicly burned thousands of objects such as cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy, on the Shrove Tuesday festival.ReplyDelete
Things didn't stop there: they also burned Savonarola. The event is dramatised, over-dramatised I'd say, in what is easily George Eliot's worst novel, Romola.
Of course I'm showing off. School's the last place where I would have learned that. I just wanted to say that more than vanity is involved. If the strangely surnamed judge is appointed it's fair to say that the USA risks becoming a regressive, uncaring, authoritarian society where these three adjectives - and many more, equally horrible - will be supported by law for up to a quarter of a century. Think of the irony of the caption associated with the Statue of Liberty. Think of the concept of liberty itself.
Not that I'm writing out of any sense of superiority. Brexit may well drive me into the poorhouse or the madhouse - a lousy set of choices, you'll agree.
I fear for the UK with Brexit. And you are quite right about the risks to the USA if we allow soulless partisan hacks to ascend to our Supreme Court.Delete
Interesting trivia about Bonfire of the vanities. I do love (and appreciate) that sort of sharing. In the case of the news article title above, it seems to be a reference to the 1987 book by Tom Wolfe
I just mailed my ballot today! Woo hoo!ReplyDelete