Fievel 20 months ago on 11/14/16
Equipped: Kiss from Creepy Stalker named "A kiss from the shadows"
Which one makes me seem like a better person?
In all seriousness, I have never once legitimately contemplated leaving the country because of who was/could have been voted into office. I HAVE considered leaving the country for better health care and the prospect of new and exciting jobs in my chosen field.
John Booty 20 months ago on 11/17/16
Equipped: Sparkledonkey's Gallbladder
Realistically, very little chance I'd move. But this election changed the odds from 0.000% to 0.001% for the first time in my life.
For me I wouldn't call it guilt at all.
Anger for the people getting fucked over, but also just pure selfish frustration at the dysfunction of it all.
At least half of the people are so fucking Middle Ages. Large swathes of the country have Christian creation myths in their science textbooks. Half of the country thinks you should literally just die of treatable diseases. Half of the country thinks women should be forced to bear children against their will.
I'm 40 and it's like, do I even want to have kids in this place? Do I maybe want to spend the last 20 years of my life before I really start to become a withered husk in this place?
And it doesn't feel like we're headed in the right direction.
A lot of this shit is legitimately uncompromisable. To me the only compromise possible for abortion is "don't have one if you think they're bad." To those who think it's murder, obviously they can't compromise either. What am I supposed to do, agree to some kind of deal where a woman gets to control her own body three or four days a week?
PS: And there are just really basic fucking truths that can't be discussed in this country. Somebody needs to sit down with this country and tell everybody that all those manufacturing jobs aren't coming back. Manufacturing isn't as labor-intensive as it once was, and manufacturing jobs always migrate to cheaper places.
That's just capitalism. America can still have new jobs, but Ohio just doesn't get to make pencil sharpeners any more unless they want to work for three cents an hour.
But no, we can't have that talk. Instead Trump gets to spend a year promising the most nonsensical shit ever about bringing those jobs back, and the Democrats' reply was.... essentially, fucking nothing at all.
LeTonzy 20 months ago on 11/19/16
Equipped: Ticket for the Man Train named "there's a train i wouldn't mind riding on"
I ain't afraid of no trump
PS: I must admit, I did consider moving to my family home in Mexico but that just feels like admitting defeat. I was awakened by the non denomination christian church next door chanting USA at 8 am on my off day. I use to love hearing that chant but this was the first time that my first emotional response was fear. It really pissed me off.
I do have a small sense of relief because I live in southern California in a predominantly Mexican/pacific islander neighborhood.
John Booty 20 months ago on 11/23/16
Equipped: Sparkledonkey's Gallbladder
....where am I moving? Italy, apparently!
Clara 19 months ago on 12/03/16
Equipped: Embarassing Yaoi Fanfiction by libations
I must admit that I would marry for citizenship in almost any first world country with universal healthcare. I don't think I have many other options, I never was able to finish school because I got sick instead and now I'm disabled so I don't think any country particularly wants me, but I would totally marry for swiss or icelandic or danish citizenship.
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