It's Remembrance Day today, when we commemorate those who lost their lives in war (and more broadly recognize all those who have served), and contemplate the horrors of war, and war's destructive futility.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., where it's Veterans Day, a minority of the electorate (about a quarter) just elected, via an utterly ridiculous Electoral College system (and against the overall popular vote), a bigoted fascist who threatens, in very real terms, to strip Americans of their freedoms, and whose deplorable followers are, and will continue to be, on the rampage against those not like them.
Yes, this is happening. Be strong.
Simply Left Behind: The post-election mourning in America.
Just an Earth-Bound Misfit, I: The Democratic elites are partly to blame.
TalkLeft: The foreign press weighs in on the fascist.
And farewell to a great blog, The Left Coaster, which is ending its long run, the election destroying the conviction that drove it.
What do you see in our eyes / At the shrieking iron and flame / Hurl'd through still heavens?
-- Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)
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