The other half of the sky

By Dennis Hartley

All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.

– Indira Gandhi

As Digby pointed out in her excellent piece this morning, it seems to be getting tougher for the MSM to recognize a truly historic moment right away, even when it jumps up and bites them right on the ass.

Ditto for a distressingly large percentage of the American population, whose collective attention span holds a rough equivalency to the average life expectancy of  a photo once you post it on Snapchat.

However, I think it’s safe to say that, for those of us old and/or cognizant enough to have a sense of history, Hillary Clinton’s 99.9 % assured confirmation as the  presumptive Democratic nominee for POTUS last night can be recognized as a truly historic moment.

Love her or hate her, this is significant. Yes, it’s old hat for other democracies around the world; for the nation that allegedly leads the way in such matters, it’s shamefully overdue, but most welcome.

As for Hillary herself; she’s survived more trials by fire than The Mother of Dragons. You have to respect that, begrudgingly or not.

So feel free to put your phone on silent mode and take a moment…

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