May starts

May has arrived. And the mountain has disappeared! A thick sea mist has rolled in enveloping us in a grey cloud. It’s a little strange but rather suitable for a Level 4 response to the Covid virus.

I wrote that yesterday on May 1st. The second day of May has started identically. And everything is dead quiet!

Getting bored

Life has ground to a halt. The world outside is eerily quiet but so is that inside! We have our Internet, thank goodness. How on earth did people cope in the old days with no post, no telephone, no email. We are really not living dramatically differently from the past but our inability to go anywhere, even if we didn’t go there in the past, is having a curiously debilitating effect. We are in a short phrase “getting bored.”

Realignment?

Just read that a number of white union members voted for Trump. That’s not terribly surprising but it does make me wonder whether we are witnessing a realignment of the parties. Will workers, disenchanted with the effect of globalism on their lives, shift to the Republican Party. Will the elites who have benefited mightily from globalism all move to the Democratic Party? Will we have the French Revolution all over again with Republicans dragging the aristocrats to the gray lady?

Reading the bones

Analyses are coming out slowly. It would appear that Trump won the white vote by a large margin while Clinton won the non-white vote by an equally large margin. The vast majority of evangelicals turned out for Trump, which I find particularly abhorrent. A majority of those with college degrees voted for Clinton; a majority of those without college degrees voted for Trump. The Rust Belt, normally Democratic, went Republican. Apparently, the turnout of Democratic voters was down while that of Republican voters was up. One now learns that Clinton has won the popular vote by some 2 million voters, an astonishing number.