Yesterday’s election in the US offers some great lessons for those who want to change reality. The first, and biggest, lesson is that it’s impossible to change reality just by ignoring it and inserting your own.
Indeed, many conservatives have expressed dismay at Romney’s loss when victory was inevitable, at least those firmly ensconced in the GOP echo chamber. This despite signs that had long been pointing to a clear – though certainly not assured or overwhelming – victory for Obama. Nate Silver deserves a lot of credit for using deep statistical analysis to show this reality, his FiveThirtyEight blog drawing strong readership along with conservative ire.