Kerry concedes victory to Bush. What can I say, except that I’ve never felt so powerless or alienated before in my life. Powerless because I have to face another 4 years of a man with whom I cannot identify with or support, alienated because fully half of this country voted for him, in essence endorsing a position for America in the world that I vehemently oppose. Hence the black ribbon at the top of this blog, which is to say: Bush, YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME. I’d love to have the positive outlook of this poster at Kos, and I know that in order to overcome the feelings of alienation, I’m going to have to allow America to be big enough to contain all the various positions and definitions and outlooks of the people who live here. But right now I’m just fucking angry and upset.