Our Post-Election Choice

Democrats and Moderate Republicans are responding to a disappointingly close election in at least three different ways.

A) The “Perplexed Yet Respectful Resistance” response.Screen Shot 2020-11-04 at 9.57.28 AM

B) The “Angry, I Don’t Know Anyone Outside of New York City, Mindless Stereotype” response. Note that you can negatively stereotype by race, class, and gender and still be given a Nobel Prize.Screen Shot 2020-11-04 at 10.01.07 AM

C) The “Hopeful Healing” response.Screen Shot 2020-11-04 at 10.03.42 AM

I propose “D“, which is “Hopeful Healing” preceded by a six month-long moratorium on political discussion of any kind. We need a collective time-out. Eventually though, we need to start asking questions, listening to, and learning from people who think and vote differently than us.

Or maybe six years?

2 thoughts on “Our Post-Election Choice

  1. Long time lurker; first time commenter. Fear that oppositional politics are too profitable for the two parties and their election consultants for reasonable compromise or listening to be the path forward. Recently we’ve also become more aware of how both “traditional” and “social” media profit off our fears and anxieties (see, for example, “The Great Hack” and other related reporting). So there seems to be a lot of entrenched interests that would need to be overcome for such healing to occur, which is a shame.

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