Way less time to write the blog, unfortunately. Don't know why, but 11/4 it will pick up again.
I'm a volunteer for the Barack Obama campaign. Shocking, I know, since many people visit this and look at my HBD posts as racial hatred and an indictment of egalitarianism.
But here is my list of reasons. Some of them aren't as strong as others. But here goes:
1) The Singularity.
Is far more important than any other phenomenon going on these days, whether it's the rise of China, Islamic takeover of Europe, or the destruction of the environment.
Having a pro-science President in the White House is essential to maintaining US superiority in these technologies to come.
2) Sarah Palin, Joe Biden.
"Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending soldiers out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan." –Sarah Pailn, on the Iraq war, speaking to students at the Wasilla Assembly of God, June 2008 (Watch video clip)"
Half Sigma is a blogger that closely parallels my beliefs. Even he has been dismayed by the Palin pick as pure political showgaming.
As opposed to Biden
"In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian-Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking."
As an Indian American I thought that was a riot.
In what the Washington Post is describing as a “stumble,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said in an interview with the paper Wednesday that Washington’s high minority population is one of the reasons for the city’s education problems.
Explaining why schools in Iowa are performing better than those in Washington, D.C., Biden told the Post, “There’s less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with.”
“When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there’s no books, where the mother from the time they’re born doesn’t talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who’s sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300 word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom,” the Delaware Democrat added.
3) Health care
We have to do something about it. I think that if we subsidize health care enough that will make people more resistant to illegal immigrants. Counter Intuitive, but that's probably how it will play out
4) US Reputation. American interests are priority one. We HAVE to undermine the Islamic message. How do we do that? Show them that while their religion leads their societies to more dysfunction, we elect a black agnostic as president.
His campaign is run WELL. I mean, it's a serious tight ship and has made tremendous use of technology to get out there.
We're in the shitter.
It's quite simple. If he loses and Sarah Palin become a heartbeat away from the presidency, that will be a miserable time.
If Obama wins, don't worry. January 22, I will be ON HIS ASS making calling him out on anything deviating from the centrist pro-american policies I'm hoping from him.