Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Before and after.
I’ve always been keen on the vibe of before and after. It’s sort of a real-life version of Schrödinger’s Cat, with before lasting until … it doesn’t. Then it’s after, baby, and you can’t go home again.
Today we face the ultimate national before and after. Right now it’s still before. We can all still do something, and that something is vote.
Vote for Hillary Clinton.
I’ve said it before and if there were more time I’d say it again and again: only an active vote for Hillary Clinton can stop the Drumpf-truck. A vote for one of the third-party candidates is effectively a vote for that mother trucker. You might think you’re voting Gary Johnson out of conscience, but, believe me, your conscience is going to feel like crap tomorrow — full-blown after — when you see the results of indulging it.
Before, we have a modicum of hope that we can put all of this behind us and turn our country around.
After, everything we thought we stood for has turned to cat puke.
Before, there’s a chance that reason will prevail.
After, absurdity is the new reality.
Before, history bends toward progress.
After, history is for losers.
Before, we think our vote makes a difference.
After, your vote would have made a difference … if you had voted.
So enjoy the last few hours of before. Tomorrow everything will be different either way, but the country I hope to be living in is the one that just elected the first female president in our history.
Before, we can still imagine.