Little Green Footballs

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Stupid Americans

Ouch. What a hangover...and it's going to last at least FOUR MORE YEARS...

Let's get straight to the point, friends. This isn't a disaster: it might well be the end of the world. The United States, the world's most powerful state, is going to be led until 2008 by a pea-brained, smug, corrupt and volatile president whose administration has all the potential to take us to the brink of Armageddon. And judging by their Christian fundamentalist worldview, that could easily be their end goal.

So who is to blame? Yes, there's Fox News, Karl Rove, Rush, OBL, LGF & Co and the boy Bush himself, with his twin messages of: "We're all going to die, but trust me." But blaming the demagogues is too easy, because when it comes down to it America is a democracy in which the people still have access to a wide range of differing opinions and sources of information. The problem is, they don't care. While a record number of people turned out to vote (though 40% didn't!), more than half of them chose to re-elect a man who squandered America's economic advantage, initiated two futile wars causing the death of more than 1,000 coalition soldiers and 110,000 Iraqi and Afghani civilians, poured fuel onto the terrorists fires, and who will now take the US back to the 19th century in terms of social issues and personal freedoms.

If the election of George W Bush the first time round could be excused as a mistake (after all, he wasn't elected by the people but by the US Supreme Court), this time round the blame must be placed fairly and squarely on the shoulders of the American people. All of them. Republican voters may have been too stupid to know better, but Democrat voters failed when their country and the world needed them most. There can be no sympathy with those whiny Dems who now want to emigrate to Canada, England or France. You people fucked it up with your useless election campaigns and your half-hearted condemnation of Bush. Rather than leaving your country to fester for FOUR MORE YEARS, now is the time to throw your entire weight against this vile plutocratic regime and demonstrate to the rest of the world that not all of America stands behind president Bush.

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