US Election

The game’s not over yet as I write this, but my hope that the mechanisms of government in the US will correct themselves is starting to look like a long shot. On the other hand, my fear that civil war would erupt also has not come true, so far.

Chris Crawford recently asked some questions to rational Bush supporters, and has drawn some conclusions.

Update: Well, it’s over. Bah.

Comments 4

  1. Aubrey wrote:

    I love the guy, but his graphs are insane!

    Posted 03 Nov 2004 at 10:43
  2. David wrote:

    Thank you. I was starting to doubt myself, searching the internet for an intelligent Bush supporter. I couldn’t find any. You found one and came to the same conclusions I had.

    The piece on rationality was brilliant. I’m young, have a lot to learn as far the inner working of the political process, and was curious if I was the only one who realized the outright refusal of Bush supporters to believe proven truths. As a young, freshly educated American, I naively thought my fellow Americans had enough common sense to acknowledge important facts such as this. I was thinking there was some secret reason that American’s voted for Bush that I hadn’t heard of, because it was hard for me to believe Americans could widely accept such ignorance. But you share the same opinions as I, that Americans today blatantly refuse to accept cold hard truth, a result directly influenced by the rejection of rationality and the embrace of faith.

    Do you think the popularity of blind faith is a consequence of the sudden bombardment of new technology and issues that the average American finds too complex of a notion to understand… So that they can make sense of things without trying to hard, and in turn use to faith as an easy answer to a complicated situation?

    Posted 07 Nov 2004 at 9:53
  3. Jurie Horneman wrote:

    David, I’m confused. I didn’t really express much opinions in this blog post, apart from a hope that Kerry would win. I think you may get a more informed reaction if you send your feedback directly to Chris Crawford. His email address can be found on his web site.

    Posted 07 Nov 2004 at 11:26
  4. David wrote:

    An error on my part, I apologize.

    Posted 07 Nov 2004 at 21:26