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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Misogynist vitriol

The media has done such a good job doing to Hillary what 'rump has done to himself all by himself, many peeps I meet along the road are not voting for either!

I may not be voting for Hillary but certainly not for the same reasons the peeps along the way are not voting for Hillary. I'm talking about the peeps who have what seems to be equal vehement disdain for Hillary & 'rump.

I tell them I certainly understand why they would hold 'rump in disgust, but how can they feel Hillary warrants such hatred?

Often these people cannot put into words why they hate Hillary so much. Mostly, actually totally, they are republicans who cannot bring themselves to vote for 'rump. THANK the GODDESSES!!!

The most common 'reason' I find is the Bill argument - as if he's the candidate. After pretending I don't know which party candidate he is, I respond by asking them if they 'approve' of all of 'rump's wives and mistresses and innocently ask if they are voting for him because of his sexual 'partners' or because I can't bring myself to say only partners so I surreptitiously add, 'conquests' and victims?

Another occasional 'reason' is simply put: Benghazi. When I dig deeper I hear Hillary is responsible for the deaths of 4 u.s.ofa. citizens - as unforgivable as if she planned the attack and pulled the trigger.

More often I hear vague accusations about even vaguer emails. Okay. I'm sick of the email shit and say so.

But mostly I hear vehement name calling: she's a liar, she's a cheater, she's devious, she's a criminal, she can't be trusted, and even she's a rich "b..."! When I ask them to substantiate each of these names with behaviors, they're bluster is silenced as they dig unsuccessfully into their memories.

I've also heard complaints about how she can't control her husband so how can she be expected to control the government.

As if.

It is so disturbing to witness such easily spouted vitriol and hate against a womon that I know is rooted in and springs from misogyny. For this reason alone I'm driven to revisit the reasons I question Hillary's platform, ferreting (as if it's the least bit hidden) out the misogyny, trying to insure I see her clearly, driven to revisit my decision around my vote for Hillary.

Veggie feast!

I'm all veggie oiled-up, finished my 'rush hour' (as good as it gets on a Saturday morning in Illinois) drive-thru, engaged w/my quota (for 2day) of tRump fanatics, commiserated with more eyes-wide-open folks - so I'm taking the time 2 cook & catch up on some blogging!!!

 Kabucha, cauliflower, parsnips and spicy mesquite bites steamed, spiced, and coconut oiled for lunch! And dinner! And tomorrow's feast!

My name is....

I finally make it a few minutes to midnite to get my tanks filled with veggie oil! I'm exhausted, having driven all the day long from Nashville to Illinois.

I picked up two more bags of donations in Nashville plus a donation of $230 for fuel to get to North Dakota! How wonderful and what a relief, as I struggle to put the funds together to make this trip.

There are too many 'rump yard signs in the outskirts of Nashville but I'm not surprised: the neighborhoods are loaded with huge houses and even huger yards carved out of the hills and forests that blanket this beautiful part of Tennessee.

But as I head into Kentucky, Hillary signs are most prominent and the positive responses to my truck are about 10 to one negative.

I'm forced to take about a 10 mile detour off the freeway due to road work and an accident, through the back roads of Kentucky where it is also mountainous and beautiful but the homes are small even though they sit on large plots of land. I see only Clinton signs, not one 'rump!

The only conversation I have as I'm rushing to make it to Illinois is with an older Black womon who thanks me for my work and gazes over my shoulder as she ponders where she will move to - escape to - if that unfit man gets elected.

Today, after spending the wee hours of the night into the early morning at a rest stop, I have prolonged conversations with several people: one short bald white man who admires the mural, doesn't speak spanish, and makes no comment when I translate the message for him before he waves goodbye; a tall older Black womon who is taking pictures of the back of my truck as I express my still fresh wonderment that I am quoting USA Today before she reenters her rental car with Texas plates; and lastly a large white womon teacher with salt & pepper frizzy hair who tells me about a white fourth grade boy she confronted on the playground who was shouting "I hate all Mexicans" at a 9th grade brown girl. When she asks him his name, he retorts "my name is donald trump"