Monday, November 7, 2016
Who Will Win the Election (#BOTB Results)
Failure can be a means to an end as much as it can be the end of meaning. If we try to make sense of things that don't turn out the way we want then we might in the end lose our senses. The preppers--the survivalists who want to disappear off the grid rather than be just another pawn in the big machine run by dictatorial government--might not be as loony as some might believe. Who knows what will come next in the United States? I haven't been real optimistic in the worldly sense, but I do believe something better will come, if not with the current election, then somewhere down a different road. And it will be the road less taken...
But enough rambling. On with the results of the November 1st Battle of the Bands...
Battle of the Bands Results
Let me start right in with the results. I took the ill-advised route of pitting a very well known song by a popular group up against an unknown song by an essentially unknown group. The latter pick was a song that took me several listenings to appreciate and that should have told me something right there. I know when someone asks me to listen to something that they like a lot and I've never heard before, I'm often somewhat resistant to that song. I think that's partly what happened here.
My guess is that many of the voters were already locked into a vote for Green Day because that's the song they knew best and they didn't have patience to give the unknown factor a real chance. I understand how that works because I'm the same way much of the time. The Good Rats were at a disadvantage from the git go, but under those circumstances I think they did fairly well.
Final Vote Tally
Green Day 17
Good Rats 11
The Election Prediction?
Considering the fact that Hillary Clinton has President Obama, the Department of Justice, and most of the media and the world of celebrities on her side she is at a definite advantage. It's an unfair and unreasonable advantage in my opinion, but that's just the way it is. Despite those incredible odds Donald Trump has made an incredible showing and it's not out of the realm of possibility that he could win this election.
Did my Battle of the Bands predict anything at all? Firstly, my thought is that "American Idiot" represents Hillary Clinton mainly because of the anti-Bush sentiments coming from a songwriter, Billie Joe Armstrong, who is a Democrat supporter. Some voters went by the title to suggest that the song better fit Trump. Similarly, as in most elections, voters will go by superficial things and not the meat of the platforms the candidates represent. This means the presidential vote based on this BOTB outcome could go either way, but if we went strictly by Battle voting we might surmise that Hillary will win the election.
However it is a much closer outcome when I take out votes the were submitted by those not from the United States. Using only American voters in the Battle the count for Green Day is 10 with 8 coming in for Good Rats. And some of those voting for Green Day indicated they preferred Donald Trump in the election. From what I extrapolate regarding comments and what I think I know of those who voted in my Battle I think that puts Donald Trump in the lead for the election.
So in the final analysis I will prognosticate a win for Donald Trump in the upcoming election. If this is the case I see it as a win for God and His people. On the other hand we must take into consideration that "Satan...is the God of this world" (2 Corinthians 4:4). Make of it what you will.
If you haven't done so already, don't forget to vote in the presidential election. It's going to take a lot of legitimate votes to outnumber all of the fraudulent votes that have been cast.
Next Battle of the Bands post will be on Tuesday November 15
Be here next Tuesday for my next Battle of the Bands which will likely be the next post I put up on Tossing It Out unless I think of something that needs to be said in the interim. My next song will depend on the outcome of the election. I've got a few in mind and whatever the song it will be a great choice. Mine always are. But that is my opinion to which I am entitled to have--so far at least. Which in a side note, I got kicked off Quora for my one and only response to a question answer on that extremely biased site. I'm not sure how I got on Quora--I guess I accepted an invite. Now that I've been kicked off those are just more silly email notifications that won't distract me from getting other more important things done.
Do you think my prognostication makes sense? Do you have an issue with anything I've said in this post? What is your vision of the United States in the years to come?