There are a few things I’ve learned the last few years of voting. Things I thought I could change, now just have learned to chuckle at- navigate and more importantly trade the fear and uncertainty. Here they are:
- We clearly have a concentrated group think problem.
- We can stack people in tiny boxes and they will still give us money.
- We export our caged workers to the rest of the world.
- Landowners don’t appear to vote democrat.
- Nobody votes for who they really want, they vote against who they don’t want.
I used to think it I wanted NY to be split into two (or three) states, a debate that goes back a long long time as it turns out. These days, as you look at the various election maps you could almost draw the conclusion that we export NYC to the rest of the world. Let them bring in the money (while they live in tiny little boxes) and send us a cut of the proceeds every year.
For instance, in my tiny little county roughly 40,000 people seem to have voted. In Queens; ~452,000. I always wondered why there was such a disconnect between “Upstate” and “Downstate”, I mean.. we’re all “New Yorkers”, right? Whether you believe in who you voted for or not is almost irrelevant. One thing is becoming extremely clear to me these days:
You ‘can’t think for yourself when you’re always around other like minded individuals.
Does NYC work for upstate? Or do we work for them? I’m not quite sure. They send us lots of money every year, while we enjoy the land and they enjoy their tiny little boxes. They have more money- but we have more freedom. Who’s running who here?
What’s even worse?