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Well, the midterm elections have come and gone, and my primary reaction is bitter disappointment.
I’d been tepid about the elections this year, barely taking notice of them, but allowed myself to fall for the “red wave” hype. In a sane world, that should have happened—a major backlash against inflation and insanity.
Instead, we have a brain-dead automaton in the United States Senate and a lean Republican majority in the House—a majority, I fear, that will be ultimately meaningless. At the time of writing, the balance in the Senate itself is questionable, and the Democrats may even walk away controlling it—completely the opposite of what we all thought would happen.
I was a fool to get my hopes up about national politics. Even had the Republicans taken huge majorities, what would have been the result? Would anything have substantially changed?
Perhaps with time I’ll take a more measured response to events, but right now, it seems like our national republic is a joke, and the American people are addicted to government largesse and cultural degradation. We don’t want to improve, and we don’t want to be free. We want to be children, and children can’t govern themselves.
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