Aftermath

I can barely speak about the election. Please don't take my silence as a sign of apathy or complicity. 

Garrison Keillor wrote:

The government is in Republican hands. Let them deal with him. Democrats can spend four years raising heirloom tomatoes, meditating, reading Jane Austen, traveling around the country, tasting artisan beers, and let the Republicans build the wall and carry on the trade war with China and deport the undocumented and deal with opioids and we Democrats can go for a long brisk walk and smell the roses.

I know Garrison is revered as an elder shaman, and that he's being a bit facetious, but it's not time to lighten the mood. 

I work among people who are treated as disposable by our civilization: the poor, the chronically sick, the mentally ill, addicts, immigrants, unprivileged people of color. They won't be tasting artisan beers. They'll be suffering at the hands of an empowered segment of our society that treats dehumanization and degradation as blood sport.  

Don't spend four years perfecting your heirloom tomatoes. Don't escape to Canada. Stay and fight. Fight for people who can't. Fight for the soul of your nation.