||[Monday 15th November 2004 at 4:35 pm]
|||||The Shadow of the Past ~ Howard Shore/The Fellowship of the Ring||]|
I received this shortly after the election, and am posting it here with permission from the authour. Enjoy!
From: Barakiss Droma
Date: Thursday, 4 November 2004
To: (addresses removed)
Subject: Post Election Report
Hi there, for many of you this is probably the first e-mail you have ever received from me, or at least for a while.
We all know the score, Republican son wants to copy his father in every way, cheats in an election and becomes President of the USA. But here's the twist he then gets elected for a second term, pretty bad story right? It amazes me how so many people can simultaneously mark themselves for extermination on my black list in one go, and what is more the electoral register knows where they all live :-).
Many people say that this is the way that democracy works, it is there to accept the people's decision and run with it. Clearly they have never studied political history, one of the founding principles of liberal democracy was that the voter must vote responsibly, did they, let's look at the comparison in candidates.
(Bush) One of the only two Presidents to have an IQ below 100.
(Kerry) Very successful lawyer.
(Bush) Has been a serious alcoholic.
(Kerry) Has been responsible his whole life.
(Bush) Has crashed: cars, boats and planes.
(Kerry) Has used vehicles in a variety of combat situations.
(Bush) Cant string two sentences together.
(Bush) Bought up a failing oil well and sold it on fraudulently.
(Bush) Used his father's position to give compulsory purchase orders on people's homes in order to build a baseball stadium.
(Kerry) Didn't do that either.
(Bush) Got involved in a multi-billion bank fraud claim, daddy got him out.
(Kerry) Nope didn't do that either.
(Bush) Dodged the draft, then didn't turn up for National Service.
(Kerry) Dropped out of school prior to the draft to volunteer for combat.
(Bush) Bought some medals.
(Kerry) Won three purple hearts.
(Bush) Stayed out of politics until very recently.
(Kerry) Ran the anti-war campaign in the US after his war experiences.
(Bush) Supported by the Terminator (evil cyborg sent back to enslave mankind).
(Kerry) Supported by Presidents.
Now some partisan politics:
(Rep) Leaves 75% of the population without healthcare.
(Dem) Seeks to help those without healthcare.
(Rep) Let the economy slip, protectionism, extensive borrowing to fun tax cuts for only the richest Americans.
(Dem) A policy of proportional taxation to help relieve burden on the system, while using sensible economics to bring the country back in line.
(Rep) Bang Bang solutions (oxymoron).
(Rep) Guns are a right for everyone, they make the world safer don't you know.
(Dem) Restrict guns which have no hunting purpose.
(Rep) We hate gays.
(Dem) Screw who you want.
(Rep) No abortion.
(Dem) It has to be the woman's choice.
(Rep) No stem cell research.
(Dem) Whatever research is needed to improve the lives of the disabled.
You know you would have thought that hijacking plans would tell the Americans something about the world's view… no. More killing, no negotiation, that makes the whole world safer and more happy it is only logical that if I were to kill your brother who might be a terrorist that you will like me for it… right.
Apparently many Americans are excusing the Bush win by saying that we didn't like Reagan either so there. Pardon? Are you trying to loose the discussion, Reagan couldn't deal with more information than a single sheet of A4 in one go, hence the term Reagan Reports coming into play in the white house. So he had more intelligence then Bush. But his massive expenditure on weapons programs can be seen to have won the cold war, because it was either that or WW III in such a contest, the real irony is that the people who saved the world from Reagan were communists like Gorbachev who saw the danger and decided to do something about it. There is a reason why he was known as Ray-Gun, the whole Star Wars program is his fault… guess what more missile defence has sparked the former communist powers to develop even more powerful missiles to deal with it… as if that wasn't predictable. And in terms of Reagan's idea of spreading liberal democracy, the forcible attempts to send it, contrary to the entire theory of liberal democracy, shows hypocrisy and has put many nations off democracy entirely.
Sod the UK's special relationship with the US, if they can screw us over then they can go to hell, and they will. We need some power balance in the world, three possibilities exist: China develops even further and takes a role outside of Asia, the USSR reforms due to Putin's overt attempts to copy the system or the most sustainable one is a Federal Europe, we would be the one's in power then, rather then hanging onto shoe-strings. But we cant do it by following the Americans, and by that I am not just referring to politically, our social collapse can be seen as the result of imported American liberalism we have to reject that and our incessant following of American culture otherwise we will remain reflections of their culture not our own.
I burn my little USA flag today, something I hope to do more of as time goes on. Four years ago I decided to give the Americans a final chance to show themselves as a developed nation, they messed up and my opinion of them is now dead set against their nature and properties.
Today has been a bad day for the US, the Democrats (the Republicans in the long-term), the UK and our special interest, my party, Page's party, me, you the whole bloody world. Four years is a long time, people are already looking forward to 2008, this is the one occasion I am glad that Presidents are limited to two terms, but god knows if any of us will be around by then or if the world is the same. The world didn't change on 9/11 the US simply came to recognise the existence of it, don't let their pain die, when it does they wont give a damn about any of us.
Sorry about ranting at people indiscriminately here but I am fucking angry, in general now, this was the result I expected but hope is necessary for people to not go insane. What was the famous line, "Damn you all to hell" they have destroyed themselves, but I remain sorry for them, for all of us, most importantly for me.