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Changing Tomorrow, Tomorrow: predicting the future after the election

There’s been a lot of talk about changing the future – for our children, our schools, our economy, our country. That’s fine. Thus, I would like to predict the future. Unfortunately, I don’t know who will win the election. I’m still piecing that together, but I see two avenues of the future. Let’s start simple. There’s always a tomorrow on election day, and many of the ones I’ve experienced have been relatively similar. Here’s what tomorrow (normally) will be like based upon which candidate wins the election:

 

If Obama wins, you’ll hear from opposing voters:

  1. “This sucks!”
  2. “I’m going out to buy a gun! Terrorists will be swarming in here because he won’t attack anyone.” 
  3. “Wow, we voted a terrorist, Muslim into our presidency.” (seriously, not sure how people still believe this)
  4. “Well, there goes the ‘land of the free.'”
  5. “Well, there goes the economy. Prepare yourself for socialism.”
  6. “The liberal media promoted him so much that people thought they had to vote for him. That’s not fair.”

 

If McCain wins, you’ll hear from opposing voters:

  1. “This sucks!”
  2. “I’m going to buy a gun! Terrorists will be swarming in here because he’ll attack everyone!”
  3. Hollywood political gurus – “I’m moving to [such and such a place outside the US]!” (Someone is bound to say this. Robert Redford?) 
  4. “Well, there goes ‘justice for all’?”
  5. “There goes women’s choice!”
  6. “More of the same…”

 

I predict that not all of us will be happy. But isn’t that OK? That’s the point of democracy. That’s the point of voting because there will never be an unanimous decision.

So, now that you know the future, put exaggerations aside, put idle statements behind, and let’s learn how to live together without getting angry at each other for thinking differently. Let’s learn to disagree well. Like Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol – anger, frustration, and exaggeration is our future, but it doesn’t have to be.

 

Let’s change tomorrow, tomorrow. If we are going to change the future, how ’bout we start here?

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