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This week’s suggested topic: Where do we go from here?
It’s been a particularly rough week in the US where a bunch of old men (and some old women) voted to confirm an attempted (and very likely actual) rapist to the highest court in the land where he will likely remain for the rest of his life. We all know that he intends to be there as a partisan voice, and we will likely see rights for a lot of marginalized groups being weakened or taken away because of it. So where do we go from here? How do we regroup and move on?
(As always, off topic conversation is completely fine here)