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8. Something in the pit of my stomach keep telling me things were not alright on Nov. 8th
Sun Dec 18, 2016, 12:09 AM
Dec 2016

I really may never understand this. My conscious mind said that everything was fine. Hillary would win. My vote was part of Hillary's insurance in Michigan and all would be as we here had envisioned. But something in my gut knew otherwise.

I don't know why my feelings knew when my head didn't but I remember being quite nervous about watching the returns. Even not turning on the TV until a little after 8pm dreading what that little voice of concern was telling me, and, in a sense, delaying what my emotions seemed to know was inevitable.

My mind settled a bit as the first returns looked normal though tilted a little more red than I had anticipated. The feeling of dread even subsided a bit as Virginia and the East coast seemed to be coming in blue as expected. I looked forward to the election viewing ending in about an hour, early enough for me to get a good night's sleep before teaching Wednesday.

Then it started... I began to realize that Florida was falling red and then the real punch - Michigan was looking too red for comfort. I texted my daughter (who now lives in Minnesota) with the message that we were "in trouble in Michigan" and it has been downhill from there. I didn't sleep at all that night. I taught my classes through a cloud of deep depression on a shoestring of energy.

How did my feelings know there was trouble while my mind insisted that there was not? What was that all about? Anyone have any ideas? My dad says it was our "collective unconscious." I've never held that view as I'm educated as a physicist. But I really don't understand why I was so anxious November 8th before any indication of trouble. What did I know that I didn't know that I knew?

America, We Had a Good Run... [View all] The_Voice_of_Reason Dec 2016 OP
All that is necessary for evil to triumph.... Binkie The Clown Dec 2016 #1
is for an FBI Director to fire-bomb one of the campaigns man on the moonshine Dec 2016 #18
The same with my bottle of celebratory champagne. Aristus Dec 2016 #2
Envy you The_Voice_of_Reason Dec 2016 #9
Did we though? 1AM Coffee Dec 2016 #3
Don't disagree The_Voice_of_Reason Dec 2016 #10
I'm in a very strange place in my head Guilded Lilly Dec 2016 #4
Same here... The_Voice_of_Reason Dec 2016 #20
our party stalwarts are protesting the repub coup in NC....ummm never mind nt msongs Dec 2016 #5
Scary Times No Doubt colsohlibgal Dec 2016 #6
No Miracle The_Voice_of_Reason Dec 2016 #21
of course they want to keep it secret Skittles Dec 2016 #22
Yep. We're done here. n/t CousinIT Dec 2016 #7
Something in the pit of my stomach keep telling me things were not alright on Nov. 8th jimlup Dec 2016 #8
I feel the same way dhill926 Dec 2016 #11
Yes jimlup Dec 2016 #12
Yes, it was Pachamama Dec 2016 #13
I saw the hacking of DU as huge -- and felt something was up. LuckyLib Dec 2016 #15
Yes. Every morning when I wake up, it feels like coming out moonscape Dec 2016 #19
Jimlup, I sincerely believe that it was the Collective Unconscious. It comes from Jung. Upthevibe Dec 2016 #16
I know that dread... The_Voice_of_Reason Dec 2016 #17
100% Resistance Here TaterBake Dec 2016 #14
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