a reply to: carewemust
The thing which stands before a person who wishes to understand a given concept, is the ability to recognise and accept two central features of the
reality that we are living in.
First of all, the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, as Douglas Adams once put it (may he rest in peace). This is the notion that every
tiny particle, and every large body of matter, and every byte or huge glut of information, is inextricably connected to every other thing, somehow.
The connections between them may appear tenuous, and sometimes escape one utterly, but they are there on some level regardless.
Second, that this interconnected nature, although often baffling, can allow a person to formulate modes of thinking which allow a certain measure of
awareness of these connections. It is a way of thinking which permits a chaotic foam of data, to throw up connections and parallels, patterns and
similarities, between even the most disparate forms of information. Again, sometimes the connections may escape a person utterly, but knowing they are
there allows one a measure of understanding, around which one can build legitimately useful commentary, and which can inform a sufficiently
investigative or inquisitive mind.
In this instance, one wonders precisely how the DNC managed to basically screw a very promising candidate, in favour of the one they eventually
touted for the big office, given the evident weakness of the Clinton position. One might be given to believe that the reason they did this, is that
they were being influenced by a great deal of money in the right (wrong) places. One could also be forgiven for assuming that the money in question
probably did not come from the astonishing sums being talked about in the Chicago Tribune or indeed the news media reports I have been watching this
morning, but from the sort of people who placed those funds in the hands of the Clinton foundation, sort of a purchase price for getting their player
on the field.
Of course, time will tell. Time is always a factor, and it often fills in the blanks, the lines that you knew were there, but did not know the shape
of entirely. Massive effort to be objective, is required to make any of it work though.