And then the results came in. I'm as cynical about presidential elections as I am about marriage. I loved getting married to my sweetheart, but I'm under no illusion that marriage is the way we should distribute social, political, and legal benefits. I love voting, but I'm under no illusion that voting is the best way to make real change. If we're serious about justice for people of color, for queer people, for people with disabilities, for recent immigrants, we're never going to vote in a president for whom those will be the priorities. That might be what I want, but in my view, the president's job is largely to lead a state committed to its founding principles: white supremacy, settler colonialism, patriarchy, and a near-constant state of war. I might prefer one candidate over another, but even if he's full of Hope and Change, he'll probably end up being the guy who deports more people than any other president in history. No matter who we elect, I'm pretty sure it'll be ugly business as usual for the people I care most about.