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  • Writer's pictureEdie Montreux

Holding Our Collective Breath

I don't have enough energy to write a blog detailing how Barry Allen and Peter Parker are basically the same person. I don't have the attention span to list all the ways Yuri on ICE! is not BL (according to the girl who watched all of Hetalia only to find it is also not BL, so I'm a little jaded and maybe a little pissed at the world after all the hype). I don't have it in me to do anything the least bit creative, so you're getting a political post.

Something's weighing heavily on my mind tonight.

Is it over yet? What do you mean one more day?

If you're like me, you've been holding your breath since the election, waiting for this four-year nightmare to be over. You've been watching the news each night, wondering what the coup would try next. You've been dreading the possibility right wing fringes of society could take control of the country after well over half of us voted to remove their figurehead from power.

It's almost over, right? Just one more day, and this nightmare will be over?

Some Republicans hope it is. They say another Impeachment trial will only divide the country further.


Another impeachment trial will clearly and soundly say what we should have said four years ago: The United States of America is not an autocracy, it's not a dictatorship, and fascism will not be tolerated. If the last four years have taught us anything, it's shouted that the fight against fascism isn't over. The battle for our democracy is still raging. If calling a Nazi a Nazi divides this country further, then it's past time to call them out into the light so we all see them for who they are.

I'm no longer holding my breath. I won't heave a sigh of relief. However, tomorrow is a step in the right direction after we've been going the wrong way for four years. Let's hope we've not gone too far.

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