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Siri

Questioning myself and the system
Tuesday, November 7, 2006

It's election day and there was a much bigger turnout where I vote than I've ever seen. Most times I just walk in and vote. There was an option of either using touch screens or voting by ballot. I selected the ballot bc there was no lines for manual balloting. They are different this time - in that you have to black out the circles, can't vote for one whole party but rather must vote for each person individually, and they use optical scanning. Not sure if that's safer or not. I've heard more people voted absentee bc of distrust of the new machines.

Questions arise as to our trust or mistrust of government of which we are supposedly a part. I've always leaned left somewhere between liberal and anarchist but occasionlly swing between. I hate being put into a box anyway. I think I have always voted and try to stay informed but lately I'm not sure if that matters or not.

Shows like FF and people like Joss and Orson Scott Card who write about people and systems of government, control and power issues that play out always fascinate me. I don't think I'm someone who normamlly buys into paranoia - plots and the like. But I've become more and more cynical about what I see and hear.

"Things aren't always as they seem" and "More to be revealed..." tend to play out in my head. I'm fairly smart and quite well educated - not brillant but I've been around enough years to have seen many different scenarios play out, ideas and schemes come into and out of popularity.

So my questioning as to why I've become so infatuated with FF is as much about challenging authority, maintaining independence, loyality and yes, love, for what is truly important in life. Standing up and fighting for autonomy in the face of sacrifice for the "so called greater good."

COMMENTS

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 9:06 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


One tends to get bitter when the selection of potential political candidates are either long-term hacks or naive noobs promising much, but probably providing little if elected;)

Still...one has to vote in order to be able to freely criticize the people in power. I do...and the criticisms never stop:D

BEB

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 6:02 AM

ALCHEMIST


personally, I don't vote, but I also don't bitch about who's in office. My personal opinion is that all politicians are scum, all deserve to be shot, but then again what do I know, I'm a musician from SC.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 10:12 AM

MSG


Ok wow!


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