CATACLYSM: post-apocalyptic perspectives

two elections–16 years apart–where a candidate will take the presidency while losing the popular vote–an archaic constitution designed to defend slavery–facilitating modern day political crime–pollsters and pundits all proven wrong by an electorate sufficiently suffused in white supremacy and sexism–and tens of millions deeply unmoved to even participate in what felt like political farce–a billionaire bigot masquerading as the great white hope of the common man–feeding on the the rage, anxiety, and latent prejudice of those left behind by the neoliberal juggernaut–the proud banner of political revolution flew bravely just months ago–but amidst today’s tears and psychic paralysis those shimmering hopes seem a distant memory–so its official–hate trumped love–and the most unhinged major party campaign for the white house in modern history stands vindicated–only time will tell how the incoherent components of trump’s reactionary agenda will be resolved–slashing taxes for the one percent can only bring carnage to social programs–renewed military build-up may fuel emergent anti-imperial consciousness–we face four years of defensive battles and the threat that the far-right will terrorize muslims, refugees, queers and trans–will the movement for black lives be branded a terrorist threat–will all the pipelines be built over the dead bodies of valiant indigenous defenders of our sacred mother earth–not my president millions cry–protests exploding night after night–but without building power–we will scream in vain–absorbing this defeat is painful and cruel–electoral anxiety becomes apocalyptic depression–the nihilist temptation is visceral and real–we need to breath deep–we need to rebuild–let red and black unite–emboldened by brown yellow and green–unfurl the flags of revolution–stand strong and seek solutions–we face a hard road–we face a proto-fascist horde–but people of conscience are the majority and our voices must be heard–our system is sick–our politics are rigged–stand strong for democracy–rebuild and rejig–last tuesday was a cataclysm–stoked with violent consequence–like the phoenix we must rise–emboldened by karmic consciousness–evolve or die trying–revolt or live lying–from evolution to revolution–nucomintern baby–a cosmic solution >>>> –BYPO PHOENIX c) 2016


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