Quand Meme

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
Do you have a personal motto?  I stole mine from Sarah Bernhardt:  Quand Meme.  NPR says that: You can translate quand meme in a number of (unsatisfactory) ways: “Even so.” “All the same.” “Despite everything.” “Nevertheless.” “Against all odds.” “No matter what.” If you’ve ever lived with an abuser, you know that…

Let’s Stop Chasing Chimeras

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
This week, a  New York Times opinion piece provided yet another exploration of “Why Rural America Voted for Trump.”  Of course, white, rural Americans has been voting Republican ever since Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, but, sure, let’s pretend that, this election, their pattern is somehow mystifying.   The author recounts:…