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Disenfranchisement - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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I've been observing people's reaction to the Bush victory with some bemusement, unable to comprehend why everyone was so upset. Finally I managed to work out that my lack of surprise was the irrational reaction. It seems to me to be tellingly upsetting that the idea of four more years of that fuckwit at the helm of the most powerful nation in the world doesn't actually seen to make my world any worse. It's also not right that I should be cheered by the thought that his continuing presidency may well hasten the economic colapse of a nation which has been abusing its position of power for far too long.

After all, it is, I think, a good thing that the British Empire went the way of the dodo. However, it seems likely that the collapse of America will be far more traumatic, and possibly bloody. Whatever happens, the world at large loses.

But then I'm an idealistic pessimist. I rejoice every time I'm proved wrong, because it means that the world isn't quite as terrible as I thought that it was.
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uitlander From: uitlander Date: November 4th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
The wag of the Dodo?

Now I'm imagining one of them trotting along by your feet and yapping in that annoying small-dof manner.
lanfykins From: lanfykins Date: November 4th, 2004 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I think it's rather cute. Wiggling its stumpy little feathery tail...
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 4th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Gotta love handwriting recognition, haven't you?

The zenith of technical perfection has been achieved. I can post to LJ from on the toilet.
From: robinbloke Date: November 4th, 2004 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Or at least more predictable.
From: ex_lark_asc Date: November 4th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I know for a fact the only thing I can *do* about the state of American shite is to shit-stir as hard as I can come the next UK election in favour of whichever party seems most likely not to be Bush's bitch. So I don't bother getting stressed until then.
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farruskita From: farruskita Date: November 8th, 2004 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi. Are you by any chance a medicine student? I've noticed you have medicine in your interests.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 9th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm afraid not, although I used to do research in medical ethics a while back.
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