Today there's less than two weeks until the election.
The 2018 Mid-terms are shaping up to be a defining moment in the history of our nation. The outcome of this election will almost assuredly chart the path of our democracy for the next decade or longer.
Presently we're at a crossroads. The Republican-majority Congress will not only do NOTHING to limit the wildest excesses of Donald Trump, but they are actively participating in the escalating erosion of our national character.
The recent confirmation of Supreme Court Associate Justice Kavanaugh shows there is almost nothing standing in the way of Trump's vision for America. One that includes complete and total destruction of his enemies, real or imagined, and definitely including the Democratic Party. He's already well on his way towards a Constitutional crisis that may result in widespread suppression of our rights and a suspension of democracy.
We may actually see President-For-Life Donald Trump happen!
But if somehow, through voter suppression, fraud, outright stealing of elections; if somehow the Republicans retain control of the House, it will inevitably spell doom for our nation.
Trumpism will be the new normal, and our ability to have any checks on his power will evaporate like a shallow puddle in Death Valley in August. We will see voter suppression, or even a suspension of voting. There will be justifications for martial law and other ways to control the masses.
And the hatred of the right will spill over into the streets and the nation will become a 3rd-world dictatorship.
This is why I'm having trouble sleeping lately.
One way to help ensure a Democratic win is to volunteer for campaigns. Go canvassing, stuff envelopes, make phone calls, donate to candidates in especially close races.
And for fuck's sake, don't forget to VOTE on November 6th.