The China Ballot

I have read that in one study eleven percent of voters split their ballot. That could certainly make a difference in the outcome of an election. Yet there was not a historical comparison to past trends. As usual a single data point is not very useful.

My father, the liberal’s liberal, enjoyed the argument. It was not the substance, it was just argument for arguments sake. He was a real pro about taking a single data point and building a argument. To be clear it was the argument he enjoyed, not the substance. I am sure he was not alone in his methodology.

On rare occasions when conversation has turned to politics I have mentioned that I write about American politics. So far nobody has asked who I write for. If they had I would have said for the Chinese. According to my WordPress dashboard the Chinese are by far my greatest viewers. Of course they could be just bots. Or WordPress could be lying to me. Yet that is what WordPress says. The Chinese read what I write.

So it would be reasonable to believe that the Chinese have an interest in American politics. They would be foolish not to. By rights they would also have an opinion. However the question is are they involved, and to what extent. Then it is our responsibility to determine if so and why.

Hollywood is by definition people pretending to be someone they are not, for money. These are the people that influence our society. It is my understanding that China has bought most of the Hollywood studios, indirectly influencing our political opinions.

The contrast between Trump and Biden rallies was unbelievably stark. Something that caused the outcome of the election to be confusing to some, myself included. Yet I know a good number of people that absolutely hate Trump and his supporters. Yet, I know no-one who likes Biden. Even the reported Biden supporters do nothing but trash Trump. This is what the Democrat Party has become, a vessel of hatred. I could imagine them accepting unethical support. It would be OK with Yorick.

So dear readers, what is with the reports of ballots for Biden printed in China? Working people in this country are predominantly Republican. It would be very hard to discreetly print false ballots in this country. It would be far easier for corrupt politicians to smuggle false ballots from cooperating ally. No I do not believe everything I read, yet that is the allegation. So far the evidence is simply circumstantial.

Personally I believe self interest powered hatred has won. This is something that gives me the fear. I suppose the masters would be happy with that. Have a nice day.

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