Friday, November 18, 2016

Sorkin Speaks!

Meant to post this one earlier, but better late than never. In the aftermath of last week's election, as it became clear that the nightmare scenario had indeed come to pass, legendary screenwriter (and one of my personal heroes) Aaron Sorkin penned a letter to his young daughter and his former wife, apologizing for what his country had just done. Here's a portion of that note:
So what do we do? 
First of all, we remember that we’re not alone. A hundred million people in America and a billion more around the world feel exactly the same way we do.  
Second, we get out of bed. The Trumpsters want to see people like us (Jewish, “coastal elites,” educated, socially progressive, Hollywood…) sobbing and wailing and talking about moving to Canada. I won’t give them that and neither will you. Here’s what we’ll do…  
…we’ll fucking fight. (Roxy, there’s a time for this kind of language and it’s now.) We’re not powerless and we’re not voiceless. We don’t have majorities in the House or Senate but we do have representatives there. It’s also good to remember that most members of Trump’s own party feel exactly the same way about him that we do. We make sure that the people we sent to Washington—including Kamala Harris—take our strength with them and never take a day off.
So, echoing something I said the morning of November 9, in the best West Wing tradition: "What's next?"

(Read the rest here.)

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