Writing start: 9:48 A.M.
Finish: 3:24 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 900
Edited (est.): 4300Tasks
1. Failure: Off
2. Book Three Melody: 300 new words
Notes: A chapter that will require serious attention to detail, which means it will probably come along slowly.
3. Angel: Book Three: Third primary edit of chapter two
4. Random Chance Book Two: Off till 6/10
5. Port Story: 300 new words
Notes: It has been hard for me to get a "lay of the land" feel for this story.
6. Hidden Bookmarks: Second primary edit of chapter one
7. Rumpel: 300 new words
Notes: End of the chapter in probably another thousand or so words.
8. Zelena (Secondary Edit One): Off till 6/15
Special Projects: None today
Extra notes: So I think I've seen enough of our Democratic candidates at this point to declare this horse race, which has been going on some seven or eight weeks, finished. Here are my top three candidates, in order.
1. Elizabeth Warren
2. Kamala Harris
3. Beto O'Rourke / Pete Buttigieg / Jay Inslee (tie)
The truth is, between Harris and the rest of them, their is a lot of space. If this was a horse race, Warren would have beaten Harris by a nose, and Harris would be six lengths ahead of the boys all tied for number three.
I had such high hopes for O'Rourke. But I can't see him doing anything but fading more and more as the primary season looms and the search for the replacement for the Orange Ass Boil begins in earnest. He and Buttigieg are too invested in being conciliatory to a monstrous, immoral political party. And that is just stupid. And dangerous. Profoundly so, both.
Jay Inslee holds number three because of his ambitious Green New Deal plan. I wish his candidacy the best, and I hope I learn more from him as time goes by.
Was your candidate not mentioned here? In my opinion, the others are just too inferior to be taken seriously, which I'll be forced to if the American electorate, ever ignorant, ever stupid, ever brainless, chooses one of them, which is very likely, ie, Joe "Give 'Em a Pinch" Biden. In that case I will use this space to criticize them with great gusto while also supporting them. Both are possible. That you're surprised they are ... well, that comes as no surprise to me.
Bernie Sanders? He's a fuckin' nightmare. But I'll still support him. Amy Klobuchar? Better than Sanders, to be sure, but she has major personality issues. Gillibrand? Same deal. Castro? I like him, but like O'Rourke and Buttigieg, he is too spineless. A warrior is needed, full stop. Booker? Like Biden, his acceptance of corporate, lobbyist, and PAC cash is troublesome, to say the least.
Kamala Harris would make a fine president. I watch her videos on Twitter; I watch how she handles confrontations; I watch how serious she is; and I know she's got the right stuff.
And Elizabeth Warren? She's miles ahead of Biden morally, intellectually, and strategically. She's the top choice, in my view. I will be donating to her campaign in the next few weeks. I'll also give a smaller amount to Harris too.
This is the Bottleneck. Carl Sagan spoke of it before he died. This is the period of time when humanity must choose to evolve or perish. We're there. Right now. We've got less than a dozen years to pull out heads out of our asses, else it's all over for the human species and this biosphere, likely before the end of this century.
Most Americans don't give a shit. And I suspect that most people around the world don't give a shit either. That's the truly terrifying part of all of this--the indifference. The Bible has another word for it--sloth. One of the Seven Deadly Sins. Sloth is spiritual laziness best typified and exemplified by indifference. And no shit: it's very deadly.
So what's it going to be, fuckers? Do we evolve, or do we perish?
I think Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris would do the most to help us evolve.