Without Sense or Sensibility

Yesterday I wrote about how the country is ever more divided, and I used an example of how the move to a national popular vote will make rural areas subject to the whims of the major cities, even though those folks know nothing about the problems of rural areas. I responded to a comment left on the blog with, “those people seem to want to control everything without sense or sensibility.” And then it dawned on me — they really do want to control everything.

I thought the move to a popular vote rather than the electoral college was about the big city liberals controlling who would be president for the foreseeable — and unforeseeable — future, but it could also be about setting up a de facto government outside of the White House. Without the electoral college (or with the electoral college if the states all decide to push their electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote as the Colorado liberals have voted to do) there would be a second national powerbase. If by any chance the liberals didn’t secure the government through votes, they could fight it with the power of the states themselves.

It seems as if this would put the “total” in totalitarianism. I don’t know if it could ever happen, but a lot of things are going on that I never thought could happen, so who knows.

It’s kind of funny, although I tend to be a centrist, able to see all sides — the best and the worst they have to offer — this current political climate is so skewed that it rocks me out of that centrism. Too many easily disproved lies have become hardened facts in many voter’s eyes, and I end up defending candidates to whom I normally wouldn’t give a single thought. (I don’t care who votes for whom, but when someone cites one of these “facts” to me as the reason not to vote for a particular person, the injustice and stupidity of it gets my dander up.)

I truly hope I can get back to my old cynical view of the world, thinking it doesn’t matter who runs what — one lying crook or corrupt politician, seemingly without sense or sensibility, is the same as another. I do know that regardless of what I think or who is elected to office, the leftists will continue their encroachment on the schools. That is where the true power lies — in the unformed minds and hearts of the young because they are the future.

Yeah, cynical for sure, but there is comfort — and perhaps even a measure of peace — in cynicism.

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What if God decided to re-create the world and turn it into a galactic theme park for galactic tourists? Considering the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into, it might be an improvement. Or not.

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6 Responses to “Without Sense or Sensibility”

  1. Estragon Says:

    Heard something I liked recently… “The left wing and the right wing are both attached to the same bird”.

  2. Sam Sattler Says:

    I used to be a moderate or a centrist, whatever we want to call them, but the center doesn’t even seem to exist anymore. We’ve all, in my estimation, been pushed into having to choose between too extremes, and that can’t be good for the future of this country. Now, we vote against a candidate, rather than for a candidate.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      You’re right — people are voting against the candidate they don’t want. I truly do need to get back to not caring, otherwise the way the world is going will scare me to death.

  3. Estragon Says:

    I humbly recommend “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck” (Mark Manson).

    A quick read about choosing what’s important enough to care about.


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