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Are you gay? So what are you so happy about?

by ranfuchs (writer), CT, USA, November 08, 2012

Credit: Matt Rourke
A celebration as if there is no tomorrow

Electing a president is about the future, so why do we celebrate it as if there's no tomorrow?

The morning after the elections, the economy is still deteriorating, the education levels are falling, and the health system is still the worst in the western world. But this does not matter to just over 50% of all Americans whose team has won.

The morning after, the crème de la crème of America, the tri-state area, has not yet recovered from the last storm, many are without electricity and schools are still closed, and the transportation to the heart of America, Manhattan, is barely functioning. Infrastructure in large part of the country is reaching third world quality, and police and fire stations are closing around the country at a growing rate. But the party must go on.

When American troops come home, we celebrate because they are alive. When our team wins a game, we celebrate, even if we dislike the members of our team, because our tribal making tells us than we are better, stronger, faster, so they will fear us, and we'll be safe. But when 'our' candidate wins the elections, what do we celebrate?

Do we truly believe that HIS magic power will vanquish all evil, and our life will turn to a fairy tale? Do we think that HE has the answers, that HIS solutions are so much better than those of HIS opponent? Do we forget that the election is not about who wins, but what will make America a better place, more prepared for the next storm?

Most elections, including this one, are not a battle of good and evil, but a struggle between different approaches. Nobody has a solution to the ills of America. Nobody even knows if such remedy exists, or if its in the power of a president to administer it. All we know is that we must keep trying.

Rarely the differentiation between the opinion is clear. It's not a question of taxation yes or no, but merely a question of how much. It's not a question if a government needs to make rules or be involved in our lives, but rather how involved it needs to be. It's hardly ever a question of the children of light against the dark empire.

In this election if your main issue was gay right, then the difference between the candidates was striking. But most other issues, can you honestly say that one candidate's remedy will save us while the other kill us?

It's all right to rejoice when your candidate has won. But to celebrate as if another world war has been won, is a clear a demonstration of the deep rooted problem of America, belief that not facing the real problem is the right way to solve them. The presidency election is about the future, so why do we celebrate it as if there is no tomorrow?

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ranfuchs is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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3 comments on Are you gay? So what are you so happy about?

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By Felicia Stevenson on November 08, 2012 at 02:19 pm

Um yeah, I can say one candidate's views could kill me. Anti abortion laws that prohibit all abortions, even in cases where the mother could die and the baby would not survive, could lead to the death of thousands of women. Perhaps the same women in those binders?

i agree with you that their financial approaches were similar, but this was about human rights. Both for gays, and for women.

Romney's views make my skin crawl.

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By Libdrone on November 08, 2012 at 07:54 pm

Slowly, the economy continues to recover and improve. And IF Obama and Boehner can now get around to their grand bargain and IF Boehner can find a way to keep his tea party caucus in line, the economy will continue to improve. It is morning in America :)

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By ranfuchs on November 08, 2012 at 08:15 pm

@Libdrone, and this certainty comes from ?

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