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I've lost faith in my country.

Even if Bush ends up losing - the fact that it still came down to this, to provisional ballots and recounts and lawsuits, that fully half the country has a mindset so alien to my own that I cannot even find enough common ground to debate them on - there's nothing of America left.

Many are saying to stand and fight, make your voice heard. Well, I've been watching the fight happen, and have added my own voice to the clamor over the last ten years. And it hasn't made a damn lick of difference. If anything, the divide is wider, the frustration more bitter.

This country has made it clear the direction it wants to go. And that direction is not in line with my will, nor is it in line with my will to try to force the country around to my way of thinking. Which means tomorrow I start looking elsewhere.

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rev_blacky
Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:02 am (UTC)
A friend of mine posted this quote... "I was just thinking...in a sick way it's quite funny how we (britain) shipped the criminals to australia and the religious nutcases to america...and the criminals made a better nation for themselves" ...
Now I just need to find a hot single Brit/Australian/New Zealander/German to ship me over and take care of me!
At least for the next four years...
00goddess
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:39 am (UTC)
Except, the US WAS a penal colony, just as was Australia. ;)
ex_leopardp
Nov. 3rd, 2004 06:35 am (UTC)
Here, here!

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