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This Is It - 2021
2021-01-06 00:00:00 (UTC)

Fear the Future

Diem-

What's there to say about today? I mean, there's a LOT to say, but I'm not sure I have the words.

The Electoral College confirmed their votes and the presidential election was officially concluded - except it had to be pushed back several hours because the (not for long) current president's fanboys stormed the Capital (among other government buildings), to...protest voting? I know they say it's because the election was "rigged" (something their leader is all too keen to keep repeating), but it wasn't. There's no genuine evidence of large-scale voter fraud. There never was. What did they expect when Gen Z can now vote and only one side encouraged mailing in votes for people who couldn't go in-person? The election went near exactly how it was predicted to.

I'm not entirely sure I expect society to still be standing when I hit middle-age. Not to sound dramatic, or pessimistic, but violence has only grown recently, and it doesn't seem like that trend's going to stop anytime soon. Mother told us not to leave the house today - fine by me, Sister's after-school activities had already been canceled.

I just kind of feel helpless right now. I don't know how much of all this tension is a long time coming, and how much is an escalation of cabin fever. I know not being able to hang out with my friends to distract myself from the chaos certainly hit me hard.

But hey, at least I got this one in before midnight.

Bated breath,
--M


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