Democracy is feeling a little weak these days.
As the Senate tries to ram through a secret health care bill that could hurt millions, Trump continues to use his position to enrich himself, and gerrymandering again seems too strong to overcome in the most expensive House race ever in GA06, these are dark days indeed.
We have heard more details on Russian attempts to interfere with our elections and evidence of cyber attacks on state election systems. Meanwhile Trump claims it is all a Democratic hoax and skirts with obstruction of justice to block any investigation.
The emperor may have no clothes, but he certainly has friends in Congress and the Kremlin. As hard as it is, now is the time to stay strong. The French elections remain a sign of hope against the global tide of nationalism and fascism. As the refrain goes in the French national anthem, La Marseillaise:
Aux armes, citoyens !
Formez vos bataillons !
Marchons ! Marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !
For now, while we form our battalions, we can perhaps take a little power back with an Imperial Buck cocktail. From Kindred Cocktails, the recipe is:
2 oz Cruzan Blackstrap Rum
.5 oz lime juice
1 oz pineapple juice
3 oz ginger beer
Shake without ice all ingredients except the ginger beer, pour over ice into a Collins Glass, add the ginger beer.