Wednesday, November 03, 2004


Subject: Soapbox
I'm turning off the TV and going to bed. I've had enough with trying to follow the election results.

As an independent-minded moderate, I wasn't particularly happy with the choices to begin with. But I'm particularly less happy with one choice than the other. And I have a hard time fathoming the depth and temerity of the bullshit sophistry that choice is wrapped up in.

Last summer I had spent a lot of time reading up on the history of the early days of the American republic, and so I can't really say that the level of discourse we're stuck with these days is anything particularly like the lowest point this country has ever been in. In fact, the nostalgic illusion of civility and intelligence of debate that may or may not have happened in the past generation or two may just be an anomaly in our history. But one thing's for sure, the level of discourse today is completely, utterly, frustratingly....


I'm tired and I'm going to bed. Don't bother telling me who won, I don't care.

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