Lord help me, there's so much commentary the day after an election. Everyone spinning the results to draw the lines more clearly to establish who lost and who won and where it matters.
It's agony to look at the big picture. It looks like very little has changed and we're gonna be this divided hate-filled country forever, constantly and forever fighting each other, each side trying their best to destroy the other side. And maybe that's true. The USA is a mess right now.
But the truest thing I read today is that change happens on the sly, when we aren't paying attention. That's how our last election caught everyone off guard, because change happened while everyone looked the other way.
So yes, this election is a big deal and it's the forefront of the news. But what else is happening? What's happening on the sly? What small communities are gaining ground? What young politicians are making a difference? What artists are chipping away at established thought patterns and changing minds?
If we are what we pretend to be, then let's pretend to be people who push away the national outrage and look at the small unobvious things. That's where the change happens.
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