Woke Up With a Headache, Ugh
I am more excited about Kerry now that I know he plays hockey. That's almost the equivalent of being a doctor... well, no, but it's ON THE WAY to being equivalent to being a doctor.
I've been pondering the leader question. This here United States of America is not just diverse, but is diverse without any commonly-held culture at all, and it's changing constantly. And every group of like-minded individuals has a political agenda, and no one wants to give one inch, and the political views point in every direction, and there's no way to lie to a group just to get their votes as everything anyone says is known to everyone. And each group has a hot spot that they rank of number one importance. So -- ??? So if Kerry wants to win Florida he has to pretend that the Cuban Blockade is just hunkydory. And 8 bazillion other things. No wonder things are strange. How can there be one leader when there isn't one general culture? What could even be the reason for that? Why would you want a leader who doesn't have anything in common with you? Why would you persist in participating in a system that only works under conditions that don't exist anymore?
Also, if the population is divided already into groups* then what's the purpose of dividing things up for states? That makes it more ridiculously complex. Maybe group A should just decide who they favor, and if the electoral college thing keeps on, the groups, not the states, would have electoral college votes. I don't know. It's easy to see that not only do I not know anything about it, but I despise what I do know.
*right-wing Christian fundamentalist Southerners; second-generation Cuban-American urbanites; fiscally-conservative Viet Namese-American business owners; blue-collar union-member war veterans; liberal-but-fiscally-conservative Cuban-Vietnamese-American Christian urban business-owner war veterans; urban-raised but suburban-dwelling, job-sharing, double income, gay, liberal-but-fiscally-conservative, arts-supporting, mixed-race, vegetarian, adoptee, handicapped, in favor of abortion, not in favor of abortion, in favor of stem cell research, not in favor of stem cell research, oh, I'm just being stupid. But what are those polarising issues -- no wonder the politicos use them. It's the only way they can manipulate things.
posted by - 1:48 PM