Not good enough? Alright fuckin’ fine. We’ll talk about the election, as we enter the fourth consecutive Tuesday this week.
Joe Biden’s probably gonna pull this out and I’m not… jazzed? Like, I’m happy that Trump will not be president anymore, sure. But the issue with Trump was not just that he was a fucking dumbass, it was that he was a fucking dumbass with fascist tendencies who also enabled, aided, and abetted a resurgence in white nationalism and police violence. Just because Donald Trump will not be in office doesn’t mean that the ideas that Donald Trump has – the ideas that America has – will go away. It actually means the opposite. They’ll get louder and louder. And in four years? Who knows what the fuck is going to happen.
That’s why we do the work though, right? We advocate, we protest, we defend, we provide mutual aid. We continue to stay involved at the local level, too. (Los Angeles just elected George Garcon and Nithya Raman to the D.A.‘s office and L.A. City Council, respectively. I’m so proud of my city.) We’re battling a hegemony that actively has proven that it would rather not have us here. That work can’t stop just because there’s a new guy in the White House. Especially when we already know he doesn’t have a… particularly robust connection the cause.
So we revel in this for just a second. This is less of a victory and more of an opportunity for a soft reset. And then, once (if) this dust settles – after we’ve all spent the morning of January 20, 2021 with a little less existential dread on the TL – we organize, we strategize, we educate ourselves
on how we can become better engaged.
Have a good weekend.