PRELUDE TO ZARDOZED -
BSC, CA – [Disclaimer, the theories and conclusions expressed here are completely personal and do not constitute agreement or platform with which to base an opinion for group, family, friend, or other anyone else. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.] Now back to “I don't usually vote Republican, but this time I was seeing the 2016 election race like a show. As an old activist from the Civil Rights days, it was as gruesome as it was awesome. What a cycle!
To start, this election featured a 'clown car' of Republicans, ranging from heir apparent Jeb Bush to guitar K em-bi-yows. The Democrats were more Establishment with just three choices; somebody, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders, a socialist candidate who switched parties when he realized that three parties don't work in a two party system. And there was one other candidate, Donald 'The Art of The Deal' Trump, a businessman and TV star. An odd mix to be sure and a delight to write about in the coming months.
As for me, well, it had been a long and winding road politically. I'd gone the way of the third parties, even registering as a Libertarian, as I believed in Liberty and Justice for All. But also over the years, as a person on other fronts, I have changed. One of the major changes is in the esoteric or realm beyond the five senses. Politics have become so pervasive in culture that you can't get away from the circus, whether you are a fan of the real world or the cosplay made-up comic movie world. A galaxy far, far away has suddenly become very, very close and encompassing.