Many of the 53% crowd seem quite proud of their Christian faith. I am not religious myself, but I am reasonably certain that Jesus would not respond to the poor and unemployed with shouts of “Get a job!” I vividly remember what it was like to be poor. To be concise, it sucked, and my heartfelt sympathies automatically go out to anyone who has to experience it, especially children who are blameless for their circumstances. Whenever I meet someone who has not been as lucky as I have been, I recognize how easily our roles could have been reversed by the random forces of fate. And despite my lack of religion, I instinctively think “There but for the grace of God go I.” If only those who actually believe in God would think the same thing more often they might not be so eager to cut my taxes.
People asked if things would be different when Steve left. It’s finally clear that they are, just not in the way that people would have predicted.
The new gadgets are still amazing, fast, and magical. They’re still miles ahead of their competition. And lots of people like me will still buy them. But for some reason, this time, that’s not enough.
The rest of the world looked on and saw just another solid upgrade to another phone that looked just like the one they already have. Just an upgrade. Just a phone. Just another new gadget they don’t really need.
It’s clear that one thing has changed: Steve took the Reality Distortion Field with him when he left. I’d be upset, but he needs it more than we do, so I guess we’ll all have to make do.