Not Good

Oh man. This election ended with a shocking and disturbing result. Looking at those exit polls all afternoon yesterday, I genuinely thought the better man was going to win in a landslide. Based on the exit polls, Kerry seemed poised to take the all-important trio of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. “Great!” I thought, “People aren’t as deluded and short-sighted as I’d feared.” You know: it looked like rural and low-income voters might actually be casting their vote based on issues rather than some nebulous and meaningless morality/anti-terrorism line. Can’t people identify obvious propaganda? Instead, what we apparently have is an electorate who votes on gut feelings. And who can be swayed by political disinformation that’s nothing more than a thinly-veiled bid to distract them from the real policies being pushed. Those are the policies which will be disastrous, long-term, for the very voters who’ve supported the policy-makers this time around. And that’s what I fail to comprehend: these people are voting contrary to their own interests! It is so unbelievably frustrating to see such large swaths of the country voluntarily signing their own death warrant. This country is going down in flames — if things don’t improve, I predict the U.S. will lose its “superpower” status within a generation. Good thing I have my dual citizenship to fall back on… I hope I don’t need to use it…