I didn't vote and I'm feeling pretty good about that. The fact is that I hate politics and only pay intention when it intrudes in on my life. George Will spilled the beans on national TV a few weeks back when he explained that people vote not for or against the elites, but they vote to determine which elite will run the show. I've known that for years, so it was refreshing to see it finally acknowledged by a major pundit.
I didn't really feel anything about the Election last night and I don't feel much today. I'm not a big fan of the Democratic Party per se, but seeing as how the Republican Party has become the New Confederate Party, I'm not sorry to see that sorry-ass bunch kicked to the curb. But here's the bitter truth- parties don't matter anymore. You'd expect Warren Buffet and the rest of the plutocrats in Obama's brain trust to be Republicans, at least out of cultural affinity. But the GOP is now the Sarah Palin Party and will be for many, many years to come. The money men realize that nothing will be accomplished dealing with that pack of dimwits.
As always, I'm all about the symbols and am cautiously optimistic some new symbols may come to the fore. I'm tired of "the Flag and the Fetus" (as Bloom puts it) and I'm sure nearly everyone else is as well. I'm sick to death of warmongering and gay bashing, and I'm sick of Anti-Intellectualism and all of the Neo-Mithraic Christo-Heathenism that's come to define the country for the past 40 years. Whether Obama is a good, bad or indifferent president, I'm cautiously optimistic that we can start to put all of that behind us. And that includes any leftover short-wave/ham radio hate-mongering bullshit that still unconsciously lingers in the Synchromystic community.