[Discussion] Help me get back to my timeline

Physics discussions of how to help me get out of this hell realm.

I was in the Gore wins timeline.

We had electric, automated cars on networked roadways, high speed maglev rail across the USA, renewable micropower generation across a smartgrid. 9/11 happened and we told the Saudis to go f*ck themselves. The free world under US leadership went almost entirely to renewables in two decades forcing petrostates to modernize, democratize, and liberalize. America adopted a national health program in 2004 ending the era of medical bankruptcy and outlawed for profit prisons a year afterwards. Comprehensive justice reform followed shortly thereafter and the long national nightmare of the War on Drugs was finally over. The median family income rose steadily with productivity. Swiss style gun laws and gun culture resulted in a dramatic reduction in both senseless shootings and political extremism.

Then some jackass seagull dropped a baguette on a supercollider and landed me in this dystopia.

Help please.

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Paleocon wrote:

I was in the Gore wins timeline.

Then some jackass seagull dropped a baguette on a supercollider and landed me in this dystopia.

Help please.

My only question is this:

In your original timeline, despite there being less of a need for them, did they have Shivgees?

Sorry Paleo, your original timeline was the result of criminal deviation from the sacred timeline and the TVA had to correct it. Why this timeline is considered the one worth preserving, we'll never know.

I appreciate the sentiment but as a former Republican I can point out the many, many ways the Democrats have stepped in it over my lifetime. Gore probably would have overseen serious efforts to fight climate change and might have prevented 9/11. (I say might because the law enforcement and intel communities still didn’t talk to each other enough in the late 90s). If 9/11 happens, there’s a chance we still go to war in Iraq for political reasons. After all, most Democrats voted for it.

Meanwhile, a combination of fierce resistance on the part of conservatives, a naive obsession with bipartisanship on the part of liberals, and just plain gutlessness would keep stuff like universal healthcare, tax reform and serious gun control from ever happening. If Obama couldn’t improve race relations and the justice system, I doubt Gore could have. And given our election system there’s no way the Republicans are kept out of the White House for the past 20+ years.

TLD’R - this ain’t some happy Disney Plus show. It’s the first part of True Detective:

Stele wrote:

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jdzappa wrote:

If 9/11 happens, there’s a chance we still go to war in Iraq

Perhaps you mean Afghanistan?

H.P. Lovesauce wrote:
jdzappa wrote:

If 9/11 happens, there’s a chance we still go to war in Iraq

Perhaps you mean Afghanistan?

Why not both!? Let’s just assume we didn’t dismantle the Ottoman Empire and go to war with it.

Keldar wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

I was in the Gore wins timeline.

Then some jackass seagull dropped a baguette on a supercollider and landed me in this dystopia.

Help please.

My only question is this:

In your original timeline, despite there being less of a need for them, did they have Shivgees?

In the Gore Wins timeline, there are no gas stations.

H.P. Lovesauce wrote:
jdzappa wrote:

If 9/11 happens, there’s a chance we still go to war in Iraq

Perhaps you mean Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is a given - of all the presidents, only Carter would keep us out of that fight.

I admit we don’t go into Iraq right away, but undoubtedly by the mid-terms we would still be in the dot com bust. There would be a lot of pressure to bring Saddam to heel if he continued to flaunt international sanctions.

I’m not saying it’s for sure, only that it’s a possibility given the number of prominent Democrats who voted for war. And what if a Republican wins in 2004? War for sure.

I guess if we live in the ultimate perfect timeline we all live like peaceful bonobos.

jdzappa wrote:

I appreciate the sentiment but as a former Republican I can point out the many, many ways the Democrats have stepped in it over my lifetime. Gore probably would have overseen serious efforts to fight climate change and might have prevented 9/11. (I say might because the law enforcement and intel communities still didn’t talk to each other enough in the late 90s). If 9/11 happens, there’s a chance we still go to war in Iraq for political reasons. After all, most Democrats voted for it.

Meanwhile, a combination of fierce resistance on the part of conservatives, a naive obsession with bipartisanship on the part of liberals, and just plain gutlessness would keep stuff like universal healthcare, tax reform and serious gun control from ever happening. If Obama couldn’t improve race relations and the justice system, I doubt Gore could have. And given our election system there’s no way the Republicans are kept out of the White House for the past 20+ years.

TLD’R - this ain’t some happy Disney Plus show. It’s the first part of True Detective:

Yeah, Gore wouldn't have magically cured Republicans of obstructionism, selfishness, bigotry, and love of the rich getting richer. That's the platform and has been for decades. He might have slowed them down a bit. But they would have ham-strung him and his agenda.