California Goddamn

Now that the presidential race is behind us — and let’s take a moment to savor how important and wonderful that is! — we have more work to do.

For now, let’s just reword Nina Simone’s song a little bit:

Arizona’s got me so upset
Florida made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about California goddamn!

You keep on saying “go slow, go slow”
But that’s just the trouble

To do things gradually
Will bring more tragedy

Why don’t you see it, why don’t you feel it
I don’t know, I don’t know
You don’t have to live next to me
Just give me my equality!