It's Election Day today.
I drove past my polling place this morning long before it was due to open. The parking lot was already full. Hopefully I won't have to wait for hours to vote this evening.
I've been lucky to avoid the annoying political phone calls and personal attacks experienced by others. The only sign I have up at home is the one that says "No Trespassing" next to the locked gate. Maybe the gun photos and "keeper" targets in my office act as Obamabot repellant.
There are indications here and there that common sense may be reasserting. I received an e-mail the other day from an acquaintance who had been a vocal Obama supporter from the beginning. Now he's exhorting everyone in his address book to vote against Obama.
No matter how this election turns out, the results will be far from the ideals upon which this country was founded. Self-reliance, responsibility, and initiative have been replaced by narcissism, entitlement, and dependency. As society fosters and rewards infantile characteristics, other infantile behaviors come along for the ride. Just read any Democratic Party forum to see sterling examples of so-called adults acting like ill-mannered children.
Reports of voter intimidation and fraud are coming in already. The Obama campaign seems to use a playbook co-written by Richard J. Daley (aka King Richard the First -- hizzoner's son Richie is King Richard the Second) and Robert Mugabe. The ACORNs aren't falling far from the tree.
We who work on the quantum edge of tilting the scales of probability with our Will understand the Law of Unintended Consequences better than anyone. Whatever the outcome of this election, may the major parties' unintended consequences include the awakening of the American people to what depths this country has descended.
In my Tradition, the Cauldron is chaos, the place of all possibilities, that which comes after the end and before the beginning. It is where destruction is transformed to creation. May the power of the Cauldron help transform this mess into the best possible outcome.
For the greatest good of all.
In accordance with free will.
So mote it be.
P.S. -- My pre-ordered copy of Laurell K. Hamilton's new Merry Gentry book, "Swallowing Darkness," was just delivered a day early. Gotta love those "little coincidences." Now I know what I'll be doing tonight instead of subjecting myself to more political blather.