Gerrymandering, in U.S. politics, the practice of drawing the boundaries of electoral districts in a way that gives one political party an unfair advantage over its rivals (political or partisan gerrymandering) or that dilutes the voting power of members of ethnic or linguistic minority groups (racial gerrymandering). The term is derived from the name of Gov. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, whose administration enacted a law in 1812 defining new state senatorial districts.
The effects are pretty clear in our country. Here you will be able to see how resizing and redrawing could change and swing the voting criteria in any district. Now this website is heavy on statistical analysis and has some pretty fancy algorithms, but if you spend enough time you may be able to understand the effects it has on the political spectrum and make some assumptions based on those famous “swing” that occur.
I started this post with an important definition you will find below due to the concern I have over where our society:
Depersonalization disorder or depersonalization can consist of a reality or detachment within the self, regarding one’s mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself. Subjects feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, less real, or lacking in significance. It can be a disturbing experience.
That’s right depersonalization is a real thing and it speaks a lot about the people that we currently find popular as a society where our mentality is. It brings up many concerns that as a society we find self conceited and narcissistic people interesting. Maybe they act a certain way that secretly we wish could act like, or are able to get away with certain things that we wish we could get away with.
Futility is something that is often associated and defined as utter pointlessness in a pursued endeavor. The last couple of months have been quite tumultuous and its seems now, that as more time passes there is greater disconnect with the leadership and policy making. I believe most of us have very busy lives and have many things going on that occupy our time, money and patience. Managing careers, family and a myriad of other things particular to each and every one of us.
Time is the greatest commodity and luxury that we as carbon based beings can offer and have in this life. What we chose to the with that commodity defines us. There are many of us that make an attempt to stay informed and updated on all sorts of current affairs, but the information out there sometimes seems daunting and the sources questionable at times.
I constantly find myself asking who is looking out for the little man in this big political arena? Do the policy makers truly have the interest of the common man at heart and at principle?
The advent of technology and advanced writing and reading has brought about a wonderful and sometimes demanding age were everything and everyone can be recorder. This allows for truth, in essence, to prevail over propagandists attempts made by sates or controlling factions. One is more likely to believe a video posted on twitter over a bystander who was actually there than some main stream media outlet, and such are the times that these same media outlets have resorted to using these same mediums in order to add validity to the “story”. Marvelous times indeed.
For some time I have wanted to include some information and insight into the prison system here in the United States. As we move forward as a nation and look at the future and take into consideration the aging and coming generations there are many concerns and questions that come to mind.
Is the race disparity in the prison system a symptom of a much more ingrained and debilitating sickness plaguing our nation ?
Why do we insist in keeping all the convicted in confined places and doing nothing for society, infrastructure or their own general well being?
Is the private ownership of prison’s the best alternative?