Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Fuck reconciliation

So Bush makes a token plea for reconciliation before plunging into his post-mandate spree of depravity. You want my support and my trust? You and your minions have called me, in the last three years, "unpatriotic," a "deluded apologist for evil," "weak," "immoral," and "radical." You've arrested those of us who dared to wear T-shirts that named your political opponent, or even championed civil liberties. You've stated that friends and relatives of mine are less than human because their sexuality differs from yours. You've embroiled our nation in a pointless war, squandered the capital of goodwill toward America engendered by 9/11, made us less safe, indebted our children, and denied any culpability for anything that's gone wrong. Please keep strongly in mind that 49% of voting Americans hate you with a deep and abiding passion. You cannot blackmail us into giving our consent, "for the good of the country." You should have thought about the good of the country long ago; it's too late now.

Margaret Cho says it very nicely:

The Bush administration will be sorry they won this battle, for they now look forward to losing the war. Ultimately, a government cannot defeat its people, no matter how much power they assume or how corrupt they are. Even though today feels like a defeat, there is no loss. There is only opportunity. Now we have the chance to challenge everything, fight everything. The possibilities are tremendous.
I like to fight. Thank you, Mr. President, for giving us such a huge and varied target as your second administration promises to be.


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