The 2016 Election Once Again Verifies The Law Of Probability Balance

What I have termed the universal law of probability balance (being really only a slight variation of Sir Isaac Newton’s law that says “to every action there is opposed an equal reaction”) states that creation at some point in time is always offset by destruction and that good is always offset set by evil.

How else but for this law can one account for the reality that elections between positive and negative personalities are usually so closely contested. I mean Hillary wants to build on the past and bring people together and the Donald wants to build walls and “blow the shit out of” those other people — a case of creation and good being so nearly offset by destruction and evil. Indeed, throughout the universe and within the peoples of earth positive and negative forces are continuously in a state of a balanced tug of war.

The most frightening thing to the human ego, and thus bitterly apposed by shallow thinkers, is that the fate of mankind is of no particular concern to the ways of the universe. Stars and planets come and go. Life forms come and go. But out of our ego humankind rationalizes all sorts of reason why it is somehow a specially devised creation with a special purpose that somehow it must go on forever. In fact it is out of our ego insistence of specialness from which humankind’s religious impulse springs. But I digress.

The point remains that in national elections there are always positive forces at work that want to build up and heal, those forces being offset by negative forces that want to pull down and blow up the system — probability balance at work. Seen in that light both the unloved Donald and Hillary are no more than normally engaged forces of nature in action.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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