A Mathematical Moment
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect. The truth is that I have been taking the time to think about the proposal by Dr. Jill Stein. Dr. Jill Stein has vowed for a re-count of votes. Alleging that there is type of miscount. We did hear that she has dropped the re-count for Pennsylvania, and also Michigan, but she later changed her mind about the Michigan re-count. So I wanted to learn more about why she keeps doing so. Through the interview that took place yesterday, I learned that Dr. Jill Stein and the Green party are insisting on voter re-counts to ensure that the election outcome is trust worthy, and the democratic process is upheld.
They are alleging that the machinery that counted the votes was probably out - dated and made mistakes. I began to take the time to think about this point. If there was a failure in any of the machinery then why was this not spotted at the time of the re - count? Also why was the idea of a re - count not asked for straight away after the election results? If you ask me: I think that the idea of a re - count is simply creating more societal dis - trust. There are already so many divides and divisions, yet party leaders are creating a continuous frenzy.
These thoughts are also connected to the money that is being raised for the voter re-count, about 4.8 million since I last read. I think that the people that are donating this money are actually wasting their money. This money could actually be put to good use. For example: Think about all of the Native Americans and the protestors who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. What if this money was invested in these people? Improving their living conditions, or causes such as: helping to eliminate poverty, or the homeless? Whilst I do understand that your party is the Green party, and respectfully understand your missions. I see a stark irony.
The fact that the Dakota Access Pipeline is being protested. We all want clean water, through the Rivers and the Dams. But don't the Native American's also want fur that comes from animals? Do they not want to eat animal, or fish as well? We could easily raise these as animal rights issues and for some they are. But when it comes down to the pipeline there are massive protests. This is a classic example of how individuals and groups sway others into accepting their cause, without taking the time to think through the issue itself.
Whilst I believe that the thousand of Native American's are deserving of clean water and foods that are respectful to their way of living and life. I am concerned about the economic impact. The building of new infrastructure can provide jobs and energy. It may even be more efficient. Maybe we need to think about alternative routes, or will the alternatives be worth it? Is it better to keep the routes that are already existing? Even when these protests are becoming violent, with weather that is worsening day by day. Rather than digging more holes, why not work with the people. Create a sense of shared story and shared vision. Could this pipeline be built safely whilst protecting the waters?
With regards to the money that is being raised: We can ask:
Is this money being raised to question trust, or is it a wager to defy and create distrust? Are these re-counts tactics to create fear for the people?
Dedication: These thoughts are dedicated to all beings. With Love & Kindness! :)
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand - written on December 5th 206
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