It is interesting, Cynthia, to compare the states that encountered extreme drought in September with the states that went for Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Specifically, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska in the center of the United States went for Mitt. Georgia also experienced extreme drought in the Southern most part of the state and surprisingly went for Mitt.
My Republican neighbors had said hello on the Monday before the election. The man, Jim, speaking, noted that he already had figured my spouse would vote for Obama. I had a chance to counteract her voting. I screamed.
My cry was one of frustration; I considered it “adulting”, i.e., sending a serious message in a joking way. The serious message was that I was very much terrified by the possibility that Romney / Ryan would win. And, I said something to that effect after my scream stopped.
While I had made no reservations, I had given more than a passing thought to leaving the country, if the outcome had been different. Not that Obama’s win is all that significant. To me, Obamas’s win means that the fascists will have to continue being more covert and not so overt about corporate takeover of the country.
A good friend visited over the weekend and I tried to explain my position. I said that some people see my position as socialist, that I am against profit-making. I said to him that I was in favor of people profiting from their efforts, and I opposed such when it became superlative, that is, when making more and more money supersedes stopping the destruction of life on the Planet as we know it.
I don’t know whether he agreed with me. He obviously disagreed with my No Coal stance (Facebook Badge). Still it felt good expressing my opinions.