Saturday, November 13, 2004


The horror is not simply in the fact that after he made a terrible mistake, by invading a sovereign country that posed no threat to the American people and killed tens of thousands of their citizens, Americans still voted this person as their president.

The chilling fact is that the election was not even close. There is no "won the popular vote but lost to an arcane election system". There were no "few hundred hanging and pregnant chads" to sic lawyers on in Florida this time.

No, it is unequivocally, undeniably clear that the majority of the people in this country feel like this person:

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Or this one:


The thing is, how is democracy supposed to solve the problem of two people trying to make joint decisions on so many things in their lives, and they agree on fewer and fewer things, by the day?

What are you supposed to do when you are one of these people, and the other one starts to break into other people's houses and kill them in cold blood, indiscriminately, on behalf of the two of you? How well are you absolved from responsibility for his actions?

Is it enough for people to say that they voted for the other guy, and that they just wash their hands of this, and of all that will follow?