TV on the Radio – Golden Age
The only positive thing that I can see coming out of these Cheeto years is an energetic push to reclaim what we used to take for granted, and then to bolster it and guard it fiercely. Perhaps if the GOP hadn’t so easily capitulated to the truly cult-like devotion seen amongst Twitler’s followers, they wouldn’t have lost as many seats last night. Not that I think they weren’t always slimebags but it feels like in the past, often enough people didn’t like a Republican candidate but they didn’t think they were going to subvert democracy. Now they can see that these politicians have no trouble flat out lying on tv. I don’t think anything can change a Trumpette’s mind but for those who haven’t completely taken leave of their senses, the lying and corruption are now, finally, obvious to everyone. Where we differ is whether we stand up and say no, shrug and turn away, or rabidly defend a fascist and say that anything he does is fine. Children in cages, rolling back EPA regulations, betraying allies, they don’t have a problem with any of it.
I am not someone who leans toward being hopeful about the future but with each state or town seat we wrest control of from people who don’t mind sharing a stage, or even just a party line, with the orange menace, is something to be celebrated.