All animals are equal,
but some animals are more equal than others.
District 1; 4,192 / 28,196 = 15%
The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance
as though they were realities,
and are often more influenced by the things that seem
than those that are.
District 2; 3,951 / 26,424 = 15%
Why is this night different from all other nights?
District 3; 6,150 / 27,602 = 22%
Why is it that on all other nights during the year
we eat either bread or matza,
but on this night we eat matza?
District 4; 9,063 / 29,512 = 31%
Why is it that on all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables,
but on this night we eat bitter herbs?
District 5; 4,821 / 26,355 = 18%
Most likely a white Republican,
but could be a white Democrat
Why is it on all other nights we do not dip even once,
but on this night we dip twice?
District 6; 3,442 / 20,330 = 17%
Why is it that on all other nights we eat either sitting or reclining,
but on this night we eat in a reclining position?
District 7; 3,220 / 27,712 = 12%
Probably White or Black Democrat
unless the unaffiliated show.
Can some things not matter until they do,
unless they actually do while you believe they don’t
until it’s too late?
The contested District from a minority viewpoint (7)
has the lowest turnout percentage,
which makes the district the easiest to manipulate
considering all the new residents moving downtown,
which may have been factored into the equation.
A myth is a fixed way of looking at the world which cannot be destroyed
because, looked at through the myth
all evidence supports that myth
Edward de BonoThis analysis was done after the last;
An analysis of who would win, based on who actually voted in 2013 in Trudy Wade's 7 Districts
District 7, White or Black Democrat
1,622 Blacks who voted in 2013
1,511 Whites who voted in 2013
An overwhelming sum of campaign cash
could sway District 7 to just about anyone.
We are never deceived;
we but deceive ourselves.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Chances are, a white, well funded Democratic District 7 Candidate,
supported by the Roy and friends of the Rhino,
would win against a poorly funded Black candidate
who most think doesn't have a chance to win.
Can observation alter the observed?
1) On all nights we need not dip even once, on this night we do so twice!
Slavery: The salt water into which we dip the karpas (potato, onion, or other vegetable) represents the tears we cried while in Egypt. Similarly, the charoset (fruit-nut paste) into which the bitter herbs are dipped reminds us of the cement we used to create the bricks in Egypt.
Freedom: Dipping food is considered a luxury; a sign of freedom -- as opposed to the poor (and enslaved) who eat "dry" and un-dipped foods.
If players don’t necessarily follow the same rules
which can change without everyone knowing,
should you break rules if your opponent does?
2) On all nights we eat chametz or matzah, and on this night only matzah!
Slavery: Matzah was the bread of slaves and poor, it was cheap to produce and easy to make.
Freedom: Matzah also commemorates the fact that the bread did not have enough time to rise when the Jews hastily left Egypt.
If opponents don’t begin with pieces of the same number and value
and players can think they’re winning when losing,
can influencing others’ thoughts enhance results, and vice versa?
Slavery: The maror (bitter herbs) reminds us of the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.
What if what you think isn’t?
4) On all nights we eat sitting upright or reclining, and on this night we all recline!
Freedom: We commemorate our freedom by reclining on cushions like royalty.
Freedom can be easy to lose
if you don't know
or don't care
if it's being lost.
Most are predisposed to being relatively controlled.
Things are not what they appear to be,
nor are they otherwise.
If an opponent thinks you have more influence and power,
Can what you think may be
turn out more like what you thought
even if it doesn’t?
Can many believe what they want
even if what they want to believe isn’t true?
Can expectation effect perception?
What if what you think isn’t?
District 7 has 17,427 Democrats,
2,557 Republicans, and 7,545 Unaffiliated,
but only 3,220 voted in 2013.
2,321 Democrats voted,
and 521 Unaffiliated.
About 7% of Unaffiliated voted.
About 15% of R's did.
About 13% of D's did.
If someone was to pour $25,000 into District 7,
the Unaffiliated count could double,
and whoever get's the money spent in their name
by some who would want them to win,
white, black, D or R, they would probably win.
This is what's wrong with our country.