Nov/08
2017

Celebrating The Oncoming Change

America wished for change. Well here it comes. Just remember the old adage: be careful of what you wish for.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use.

Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the United States. She unseated Republican Del. Bob Marshall, one of the state's longest serving and most socially conservative lawmakers. The race was one of the year's most high profile, drawing international attention and big money to the northern Virginia House of Delegates district outside the nation's capital.

Bob wasn't a nice guy. During the campaign he and his team repeatedly called Danica by the wrong gender, as a means of marginalizing, mocking and disrespect. Bob also claimed the title of "homophobe in chief" and backed it up by trying to legislate marriage and who can use a bathroom.

Bob was a waste of time and the voters told him so. They'd had enough of his stupid shit. But Bob is small fry. There's a worse, more hateful, more divisive target which, based on history, won't take any lessons from the voters putting a boot in Bob's ass. Nor will any of the tRumpanzees who believe that the majority of america is with them. But they're not alone, everyone has something to learn from this. For those who feel despondent that a delusional fuckwad is president, for those who feel afraid of their fellow citizens, for women who learned that their "rights" can be suppressed, for immigrants who expect to be hated because of where they were born, there's a message here.

The message is: fight back.

Dickhead likes to quote other Dick-taters who say shit like "hit me and I'll hit back harder", well, we've been hit and we're still getting hit, but we'll hit back smarter.

I guess it's true, what doesn't kill you will make you stronger. Maybe not more organized, maybe not permanantly, and there will always be selfish stupidity to stamp out, but Dickhead's elections have made the message clear: Don't wait for change, make it happen.

Congratulations Ms. Roem. You won. And hate lost.

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