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Well, this isn't the morning, though to be fair what just happened last night... well, it was rather dramatic. To those of you living under a rock, A) Trump won and B) can I join you?

In any event, over the past few months I've increasingly realized that, should I accomplish my dream and become a scientist, many of the species and communities I study will become extinct. I am, therefore, faced with the certainty that segments of the subject I've devoted my life to will disappear before my eyes.

This realization drove me into a funk I still haven't gotten out of completely, so if I'm coming across as way more misanthropic than normal, that's one of the main reasons why. It's hard to like humanity as a whole when it does things like that, and it's hard to like yourself when you're complicit in it.

On the plus side, I've managed to remain on top of my school work--mostly. Aside from normal classes, I'm currently still working on that fish study from the summer. I'm also taking a ceramics class and trying to fold zoology into the work I'm doing for that.

Date: 2016-11-13 09:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feralkiss
Congrats on keeping up with the schoolwork!

I'm sorry about the election results; our country's elections are next year and it's going to be the same fucking mess, I can empathize.

Date: 2016-11-14 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Yeah Marine Le Pen is the main one, but we have a few others who are just barely any better.

Date: 2016-11-26 10:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jewelfox
I feel like human supremacy, male supremacy, and white supremacy are entrenched, even in a lot of people and populations we thought of as "progressive" or at least "liberal." Take a look at this essay about "elite white feminism;" I feel like it explains a lot about how many white people aren't particularly concerned by what just happened.

Cards Against Humanity was doing a thing where people donated to fund them livestream digging a hole with construction vehicles. It feels, to me, like a "fuck you" to everyone who's now in danger, by people whose feelings are so much More Important Than Yours that they need to spend $30,000+ on nothing but their own grief.

Sort of like the Democrats who raised $13,000+ to rebuild the (probably insured) campaign offices of people who want POCs and LGBTQIAs+ to die.

Date: 2016-11-30 11:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jewelfox
What they call "identity politics" I call "civil rights." >_<

Of course, arguing for their rights is never identity politics, even if it only benefits them. (Speaking of Point & Clickbait, they did an awesome satirical news story about the "Holiday Hole.")

And I find that fedora atheist, silicon valley tech bros tend to either be "brocialists" or libertarians who claim to be liberal.

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