Skip to comments.From T.O.S: Is anyone else having a REALLY HARD TIME coping?
Posted on 11/03/2004 7:55:02 PM PST by Partisan Hack
I apologize but I'm taking great joy from there misery over there. A few samples for your perusal....
I am such a mess. Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
I had no idea this would hit me so hard. I feel that all my hopes for the future have been shattered. Evil, hate and greed are rewarded. Wrong is Right. Fascism will prevail. Not to mention increased terrorism, hate crimes, isolation from the global community, loss of civil rights, etc.
AND, we have to look and listen to the f**king Chimp for another 4 long, miserable years. I don't know what to do. I am really beside myself and almost feel like I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown.I am sick to my stomach and I feel like I am going to have a heart attack.
I started smoking again, I can't bear the thought of going to work tomorrow, and I really don't have much hope at the moment. I can't eat, I've cocooned myself in my bed all day and have avoided every phone call. Oh - and I broke up with my boyfriend. You are not alone.
My heart feels like it's actually broken and I am afraid to leave the house because I am not in control of the rage I feel, and fear that the smallest thing will set me off.
I always thought that things were never quite as bad as they seemed, and that Americans were mostly good. But I think things have really turned... they are perhaps even worse than they seem, and perhaps the American empire is entering its terminal phase with a lot of pain and suffering ahead.
It feels an awful lot like what I imagine Berlin in 1938 was like.
I'm so venomous right now, I swear I'm growing fangs.
I have a background of depression (mostly from my days of living closeted) and am worried that the funk that I am dealing with might go long term. I cannot let that happen.
To that end, I am going to continue to devote a good chunk of time with a couple causes, to keep me going.
If things get really tough, get a really good friend or family member and just let go.
My son didn't want to go to school today
and face the jeers of his 6th grade classmates in our predominantly republican rural community. I bought him a donut at the local shop and reminded him that we still have to tell people that the war is wrong, that the poor need an advocate and that our planet is not their trashcan.
After pushed him out the door I had to give myself the same speech.
That sums things up beautifully
"we still have to tell people that the war is wrong, that the poor need an advocate and that our planet is not their trashcan."
Of course, unfortunately, the Pukes simply don't think these things are important. I just got off the phone with a dear friend who keeps insisting Iraq had something to do with 9/11 and if we "don't fight them over there we'll have to fight them here".
This is how Bush wants you to feel and he's hoping you'll go away, don't go away, in four years time USA will still be suffering from his policies, the economy and Iraq will still be great problem.
As I see it, whatever they say, it isn't a landslide, almost half the American people wanted a change, there were people who didn't vote, which is unforgivable, they may rue the day they didn't and will be there next time, in force.
I hope that we will get a chance in 4 yrs. I am angry, but not sure who to be mad at. I feel like Kerry played us and took one for the team (s and B)with no intention of ever winning. I don't know where to turn I told my friend to take pictures of the trees and all the open areas of beauty around us now because it won't be their for long. I fear for our troops and the kids that are going to be drafted. I applied for passports for my family today just in case I need. I think Democracy died yeasterday in America I never wanted to believe it could happen. There are protesters here in oregon tonight. I am still in shock. I don't like the mixed up feelings that I have because I have no way of seperating them all.
Don't mean to sound trite, but I share your pain.
I had an appointment with my counselor today, and she encouraged me to not look too far in the future and the terrible possibilities it holds.
I managed to calm down and try to focus on the things that bring me some small measure of contentment. It is very hard--the more I hear about Tuesday's fiascos and the evil people who made them happen, the angrier and more frustrated I get. This is producing physical symptoms similar to yours. It's up to me to get a handle on this, I know, but damn, it's hard. Like you, I cannot bear the thought of looking and listening to Bush for the next four years. I have determined I will NOT do that. Thank God for remote controls.
I wish I had the words to make you and me feel better about all this. But I do not. All I can think to do is resolve to do everything I can to stop the fascist juggernaut that is speeding toward us. I must try, for my children, grandchildren, and all of us who share this planet.
The left still doesn't have a clue, do they?
NYT headline: BUSH CAUSES CANCER!
The person who wrote this MUST be a male.
NYT headline: BUSH CAUSES CANCER!
You couldn't beat the smile off of my face today! First, Kerry crashes like Te-Raz-a's last husband, then Little Tommy Dash-hole gets scalped out on the plains like a modern-day Custer and now I just heard that it looks like Arafat is finally about to assume room temperature! YESSSSS!!!!!
Oh, I just love the sweet taste of liberal tears!
I hope your pain continues ...
You know I think it is really wrong of us to be rubbing this in and really skewering our fellow Americans. Then again, I may be tap dancing and spouting total BS because I am still having an electiongasm!!!
T.O.S. = The Other Side? Where are these from? DU? The cowards have closed their forums to lurkers, probably to stave off schadenfreude-seekers like myself.
"Thank God for remote controls."
They are getting so religious now that they think God created the remote control, on the 9th day probably.
I love it...keep the hits coming!
NOW I know why I NEVER visit the DU scum sites.
I wonder how Todd is doing at LP..lol
That is truly pathetic.
Maybe dense, but also worn out, so please help.
These poor, poor souls. The government should hurry and parachute in a team of grief counsellors.
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