November 4th, 2010
|08:32 am - today is better|
Ok, not that much of today has passed at 8ish in the morning, but even though I still have headache and other mild illness symptoms, my mood is definitely improved. Coffee helps, as has being able to stay on track with my Nanowrimo output in spite of the depressive down-spike.
I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist - conspiracies take organization and secrecy, while humans are chaotic and like to talk, and Murphy's law can seem a lot like deliberate malfeasance when you are suffering the brunt of it - but, as in personally disheartening elections of the past I have yet to encounter anyone who claims to have voted FOR all the people elected & the measures that passed (or against those that didn't). Have I shut myself up in an echo chamber where I only hear from people Just Like Me? Not if my daily irritation levels are any sort of indication. If the majority voted for the results as given, odds are I would find myself running across one or two of them, at least, I would think. They can't all be stashed in the heartland, because we are talking Washington State-level issues. Just thoughts.
|Date:||November 4th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)|| |
There is a strong geographical relationship -- the default urban type person is more likely to vote for Democrats and the default rural type person is more likely to vote for Republicans.
I do believe in conspiracies. I just don't believe in secret conspiracies. Usually, conspiracies are out there in plain sight. The only reason they seem secret is because people aren't paying attention.
Look at all the corporate money poured into the Republican campaigns this year. The dirty hands of the Koch brothers aren't exactly a secret -- I mean, The New Yorker wrote all about them and their (now apparently successful) attempt to purchase this election.
Yet does the average Republican voter know/care about that? Probably not. Or if they did know, they would dismiss it out of hand considering the source.
On a related note, this is why 9/11 "truthers" drive me crazy. All the Bush & Co. malfeasance and neglect was right out there in the open for anyone to see. You just had to open your eyes and look.
Open your eyes and look. It's funny how difficult that seems to be for many people.
Since I don't think I would persuade anyone, and I generally try to avoid annoying people outside of work (with our customers the strain is just to great :) ) I don't tend to discuss politics. Occasionally it will burst out.
|Date:||November 5th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC)|| |
As it turns out, Ted knows some people at work who voted for the way the elections turned out. I'm relieved, because my main conspiracy-type worry tends to be that there aren't actual people behind those votes.