And this is simply one benign appointment, thwarted as a “fuck you” to Obama.
What do you think they would have done to free college tuition?
Or the $15 minimum wage?
Thing is, we can’t be all about a revolution when it’s exciting and then let go of the wheel the rest of the time.
If you want change – actual change – to happen you have to put in the work and you have to be relentless.
You have to vote deep ticket and you have to show up.
We didn’t lose Tuesday due to some Hydraesque Giant Shadow Conspiracy. The truth just isn’t that sexy. We just plain ol’ didn’t turn up.
Not in the numbers needed.
And when we get disillusioned, when we reject the Passable or Good because it isn’t The Perfect, when we give up because the heroic movie narrative we played out in our heads doesn’t come out like we hoped … we get this kind of shit.
Because the other side is always more than happy to show up, whipped into a frenzy about X Social issue.
This isn’t about excitement.
It’s not about duty.
It’s about responsibility. Boring old responsibility.
Flommist Jason Malmberg is a simple man who believes in brown liquor and small dogs. He also makes art sometimes. Copyright © 2016 Jason Malmberg. Foto: Flommist Chelsea Davis, one of the ones who voted.
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