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Thoughts on surviving four years of pure evil

Some knew on election night how bad it could get. At least they thought they knew. Most had no idea. A monster had inexorably come to power. And the nightmare began.

In reality, the Republican Party has been a nightmare ever since “Saint” Ronald Reagan’s reign. Reagan was an amiable imbecile who sold snake oil labeled “Trickle down economics.” Most had no idea that it meant, “Goodies for the rich and fuck everyone else”, but many bought into it. Especially when the white racist prerogative “Welfare Queen” was added to the mix.

Four decades later, the disguise was stripped away. It turned out that far too many Americans were comfortable with bigotry, hatred and fascism. And some of them saw it as their dream come true.

There’s no need to enumerate the crimes against humanity committed during the reign of the beast and his enablers. Anyone reading this remembers how every day of the last four years brought a new and more outrageous act of depravity. And in the final year, nature added its own contribution to human misery with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now, the intense hard work of many dedicated individuals transferred all the reins of power to sane people. But the head has not been cut off the snake. The cultists are still lurking and waiting. And many of them hold high seats in our government. The danger has not passed.

An empathetic, decent, competent person is now in charge, along with a political party that actually believes in the inalienable rights of every human being. This week, they achieved something that seemed impossible a short while ago. They enacted a law to help everyone have food, a roof over their heads, protection for their children, jobs, and so, so much more. And they also restored that incredible something that every human being needs. Hope.

Over half a million people died due to “leaders” who were incompetent and indifferent. The rest of us survived four years of pure evil. But those who thrive on that evil are still hard at work to steal back the reins of power. If they succeed, they will bring into being a world of horrors that decent humans fear and despise. And the only thing that stands in their way is us.

Everyone has heard the words, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Yes, the word “women” must be added.) The truth of those words should be evident to all. Now is the time for everyone to do anything they possibly can do to ensure that sanity, progress and basic humanity triumphs over those who would enslave us in their crazed alternate universe.

If you’ve spent your entire life hoping/wishing/longing for sanity and decency to prevail on this planet, now is the time to act in any way you possibly can. All that’s at stake is the future of humanity.
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