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are not merely empowered to separate us from discerning fact and fiction. They separate us from debate; civic discourse; meaningful conflict; From coalition-building; compromise; concession. They separate us from each other. Communities seem quaint Common ground, a shifting place Quicksand beneath one's feet We are all swamp things now The eyes ogle, waiting for us to falter -- for sport Our shelf lives grow ever shorter While billionaires transfuse the blood of the young The youth don't want my mid-life crisis It bores them so My tone grates on America's next greats Ideologies wage the fifth world war out on the vast placeless social media savannah Faux fantastical beasts feast upon felled paper tigers One can only hope the most outsized egos Are the biggest dinosaurs When the meteor comes
"Why live in constant fear of beliefs and interpretations different than your own? There's a better way!" [insert future listicle here]
by doctor paradox · November 5, 2008 So much to be awed by from last night’s election and I’m still unpacking it all. Some notables: The first African-American President of the Unites States of America. I hope this goes a long way toward starting to heal the rift still left behind by the history of slavery in this country and white society’s lack of reparations. John McCain’s extremely classy concession speech (and some dunderhead Republican booers) Obama won an unprecedented number of battleground and traditionally Republican states including Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania and Indiana. A record number of young voters turned out to vote in this election, many for the first time. Up 6% in participation from 2004 for 18 to 29-year-olds. For me the evening was emotional and awe-inspiring. Between Twitter, Facebook, SMS, voice and a constant stream of news from various sources I felt both plugged in and informed as well as surrounded by friends and other exuberant Obam...