Well here it is. November 8th. Probably the most important election day in our lifetimes. The next President of the United States will pick most likely at least three if not more Supreme Court Justices. One side represents a continuation of the policies of decline and corruption. The other side represents a crazy but possible chance for real change. I've commented a whole lot in other areas about my fears and hopes for this election and for some reason I don't have the energy to recap them again here. So far the polls in the East Coast haven't closed yet so we are not getting any predictions just yet.
Regardless of who wins I will be taking a break. I plan to spend a lot more time working on my relationship with my wife, pursing an adoption one last time, taking care of my health, trying to have a Holy and close walk with the Lord which I've been failing at miserably, and doing a tech skill bottom up recapitalization. My social presence I hope will become more focused. I plan to go deeper on certain fringe topics and once again pass on keeping track of most American politics, which I deplore.
If Hillary wins you will be seeing a lot less of me online. I might even go dark all together. My hope for America will have largely been crushed. Thus these last few hours before the results start to come in may be my last few hours upholding America as a special place. If Hillary wins I will look at America as just another country...one with high aspirations and mighty past glories, but in the end caving to the same corruption that plagues every other nation around the globe. In some ways if Hillary wins it will be the death of a nation for me. But on a positive note a less active me on social media means a more active me in areas that I have been neglecting and that are important.
If Trump wins I stay engaged as America to me is still viable. The American dream almost perished but at the last second was bought some more time by an unlikely hero. Very God like. Thus I will stay engaged in social media but I will also explore more ways that I can get involved directly to make America a better pace.
In any case the winds of change are blowing, both for the country and the world. I also sense change coming for my family with jobs and living locations coming upon us in the near future. It is all dove tailing together and I do not know where we will be at or what we will be doing even six months out.
I want to write more. I want to write something epic...but I'm digging and the well has run dry...another great reason to take a break regardless of the outcome tonight (or whenever it finishes if it is dragged out).
In either case, I've been blessed to live in this country. I grew up in a solid middle class family in one of the best places at the time to live on the earth. For that America I will always be grateful and I hope God blesses you.
This is by no means a complete list, but here are 10 techniques that we have seen for manipulating the vote.