Wed 3 Nov 2010
Do I dare? Probably shouldn’t. But here it goes.
Look, I don’t care who you voted for last night. I am an independent. Granted, I lean socially to the left but fiscally to the right, which means there was no canditate out there for me, really. But let me be clear about something else. I hate politics. Nothing so highlights our rampant dislike for each other and our inability to work together than politics. And I’m not talking American politics either. Well, I am, but I’m also talking about world politics.
I guess perhaps there never really was a time when we, as a large group of people, thought about each other and cared for each other.
Well, there were the World Wars, but we had natural resources at stake, too. No that’s too snarky, I guess.
People are people and we will always be people, the good and the bad.
One good thing about today, I hope, is that the vicious, barely truthful political ads will stop. At least for a couple of weeks.
The bad thing about today, like every day after an election, is that nothing will change.
Those without will still be without. Special interests and pork will still grease the wheels of power. Politicians will still hold the citizenry in utter contempt. And we, the people, will change our minds in two years.
And that will be the only change.