Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Voting day, November 2008 was my first ever chance to vote as a US citizen. I then felt buoyed up with anticipation and hope. Today, 4 years later, I feel only apprehension bordering on despair. In tune with my own feelings, a couple of pieces by writers who also appear to find themselves near to deep despair:

The S & M Election by Chris Hedges

Against Voting: "As long as we live we shall have to live together with ourselves" by Arthur Silber at Once Upon A Time
(4 November 2012)
So.... off to the voting station soon, in my head an old but still relevant song by Leonard Cohen:

Know what I'm going to be wearing ?

.....These rose colored glasses, that I'm looking through
Show only the beauty, 'cos they hide all the truth,
And they let me hold on to the good times, the good lines....


Kris Cahill said...

Hi Annie, I just found your blog and like it. I was fortunate to see Leonard Cohen live last night in Los Angeles, at LA Live. He played for 3 1/2 hours!! It was amazing.

thank you for this thoughtful post. I am so relieved that our election will soon be behind us. Hopefully we can begin to work together and create some real good in this country!

Wisewebwoman said...

As they say it was voting against and not for. So, so very glad that BO reigns as the other was beyond repugnant and awful.
But that said what hopey changey will occur?
Climate Change is never addressed.
Science is thrown under the bus.
Eat drink and be....

Twilight said...

Kris Cahill ~ Hi there!
Thanks for stopping by. :-)

I envy your seeing Leonard Cohen - Wow!!

Glad the election is all over...or supposedly over. It seems Romney isn't going accepting defeat just yet.

Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~~ I can't rejoice, except for the fact that it's more or less over.
I suspected Obama was the chosen one of The Real Powers That Be - yet again.

It'll just be 4 years of the same, with hardly any objections from the Democrat base to stuff they'd have screamed blue murder about had Romney attempted to do it.