Tuesday, June 13, 2006

It's election day here in Virginia.
I shall pick up my daughter, and we'll cruise to our respective polling places in the same car [we don't vote in the same spot, as she shamelessly lives with the vexatious creature known only as "her mother"].
She'll complain to me thatshe doesn't really know anything about the competing candidates, and that she really shouldn't be voting because she just doesn't know anything about what's going on.
I need to explain to her that the condition she describes is universal. The only people who are wrong are the ones that think they know anything about "what's going on."
There is no "what's going on." There's only what has been. And a vague, silly prediction of what will arise and pass.
You can know strongly who you want to vote for. You can know strongly that what they have said, or done, matches what you wanted them to say or do.
But nobody really knows a damned thing, and this'll be a better place when people realize that.
A strange thought, coming from mr. pet peeve himself. . .


Blogger sandra the cheezygoof said...

hooray for young voters!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 12:23:00 am  

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