The Butterfly Effect is a metaphor that encapsulates the concept of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory; namely that small differences in the initial condition of a dynamical system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system. ~Wikipedia
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For the rest of us, the butterfly effect is known through an analogy. When we see an accident on the freeway, we wonder if we would have been involved in it had we left work only a minute earlier, but we left work late because we took a call from our son who had missed his ride from the mall because he stopped to tie his shoelace.
So had it not been for that shoelace, we might have been in an accident.
The origin of this rests with Edward Lorenz during a presentation entitled, Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?
So what does this have to do with attempted rape?
Because of the politicians, we ran out of money. Because we ran out of money, we had to cut back on critical services. Because we had to cut back on critical services, we have to set 55,000 prisoners free.
One of those prisoners set free attempted to rape a woman in Sacramento. He was out on the street for less than 24 hours.
Politicians ignored the unintended consequences of their pandering to government union workers by giving them every health benefit and pay and pension increase they ever asked for, and buying votes by throwing billions into social welfare programs to create a society of dependants on the state.
They ignored the fact that one day the money would run out and important things like keeping prisoners in prison would no longer be possible, and when it was no longer possible, they might be released and one of them might attempt to rape someone.
Politicians make decisions based on politics. Not on common sense, or research or historical precedent. All of their decisions are based on what keeps them in office and what gets them votes.
We can only hope this butterfly effect continues on its way and these same politicians are removed from office for endangering the lives of the people that they’re supposed to represent.
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