Where do we go from here? Hillary is a progressive nightmare and Donald is progressively insane. Gary doesn’t know what Aleppo is and Jill is… well, Jill. Every time I have a conversation with someone about the political landscape, the song remains the same: No one seems to be voting for anyone they truly believe in. It’s the lesser of two evils, the anti-candidate, or the third party mantra. It’s never about an undeniable conviction.
That says a lot about where we’re at politically and personally. We’re a fractured, confused, despondent populace. We don’t have faith in our politicians nor our government, and while we may be committed to voting, we’re all leaving the option open to that last moment because anything can change at any moment. That’s an unfortunate conclusion to our ever-degrading confidence in American democracy, and the end result is that we’re at the point of voting simply out of spite. The founding fathers would be proud of that. Not.
Over the next six weeks, we’ll be covering more and more politics, as is the norm, but we’ll be doing so with a serious indignation toward the options before us—but only on a national level. On the local level, however, it’s not nearly as dire. In fact, it’s quite optimistic, considering we have the ability to advance progressive thinking and meaningful change. So please don’t despair over the three stooges we’re facing nationally. The local stooges deserve so much more attention.
Jeff Lawrence, DigBoston Publisher + Editor
OH CRUEL WORLD
Dear Bar Patron,
You’re a grown-up. Don’t talk shitty to the person serving you booze. What the fuck is wrong with you? Are you one of those fucking people who has never had to work in your life? I think you are. I think you’re like the 23-year-old dickbags who I was in line behind at the Sinclair the other night. You’re not picking a bottle of wine, shithead! It’s a goddamn beer. Order it. Drink it. And get the fuck out of my way. I’m trying to piss.