November 8th, 2006

Vote hippie!

too excited to sleep!

So it's down to three Senate races - Montana, Missouri, and Virginia - and the Dems are leading in all of these. But only barely.

A nail-biter, but AT FREAKING LAST it's one with hope attached! I can't tell you how excited this makes me. For the last several election cycles, I've felt like this wasn't my country, that insane bastards had been granted power by people who also lived in this country but whom I'd never met and certainly couldn't understand; when they elected Bush, I thought they must be aliens. I mean, what kind of fool would buy the Neocon dog-and-pony show? Well, apparently people have discovered that the Neocons were taking their money and selling them shit. And it wasn't good.

We have regained control of our country. At long last I feel like I'm not an alien, and that this could well be my country again. It's not about Democratic victory; it's about NOT handing the keys back to drunk drivers.
star-forming nebula

America won! ...and now for a pretty picture.

We won: We kicked the bastards out of office. Not only did the Neocons lose their absolute power, but they might very well have lost both houses of Congress AND the governorship majority. Now, to ensure that the country has a future, the Dems need to win Virginia. (Well, we also need a real Prez, but that won't happen for a couple of years, so let's all hang onto our hats for just a bit yet.) Still, what a nail-biter!

And this is the most gorgeous photo I've ever seen of my perhaps-favorite nebula.

It's a good day to be alive.

"We" won? Yes, but it's more complex than that...

I seem to be someone who responds to things emotionally first, then intellectually. Interesting that. Anyhow, I realized that last night and today I've been using the words "we" and "us" a lot, referring to the Democratic victories that swept the nation. But those of you who know me know that I don't consider myself a Democrat, though I am as far from a Neocon as one can get.

So what's up with that? I was just showering (yes, I stayed up too damned late listening to the returns) and wondering that, myself. I think it's because what just happened in the USA is that the citizenry rejected Neocon-ism. I think this was not a mandate for Democrats but a defeat for Neocons. Thus I feel a shared victory with partisan Dems, because almost everything they stand for (or at one did stood for) is what I believe in. That's as opposed to the Neocons, who lived in a fantasy world of Old Boys' Clubs, huge wealthy earned on the backs of others, and a desire for Empire... and they were just using the United States to earn that empire, which wouldn't have belonged to any of us non-Neocon-elites after all was said and done. We would have been living in a Third-World country where no one had a job, but the elites would have owned the world from their orbiting Empire stations, sucking out the life-blood of this planet and its inhabitants until it was used up, at which time they would have moved on. If we had discovered alien life at some point, they would have found a way to destroy and/or subjugate them.

The Neocons are just plain evil. Yes, I honestly believe that, and when all those whingers on Fox "news" and Neocon radio shows used the phrase "Bush-haters," they were on the mark: Yes, sane people hate Bush. He is fucking evil, or at least is the figure-head for a legion of evil Neocons.

And now they are gone.

We have a future once again. Please don't fuck it up, Democrats.