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Saturday, October 30, 2004
I'm having computer problems so this may be my last post for at least a little bit. I'm also dealing with a serious bout of depression. That may also delay postings.
RE Bin Laden's message, what's the big deal? It isn't as if people in the U.S. give a shit about what he says or anything.
RE this stupid fucking election, it is notable that people are so passionate about it despite the similarities of the two candidates on the most important issues. Why is this? I suspect that it has to with both Bush and Kerry supporters doing a lot of projection. Kerry supporters see Bush as stupid, which he may or may not be, but if he is, he isn't making policy. Bush supporters, on the other hand, see this as their chance to erase the experience of "Vietnam" from the popular collective memory. Hence the desire to say that Kerry's comments about the war (why are by far the most honorable part of Kerry's record) were wrong without refuting. They want to project the message that criticizing Uncle Sam is always wrong.
Oh, in case, it wasn't clear, I endorse the presidential ticket of Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo. No, it won't make any difference, but no single vote will and thus voting is a waste of time unless you are doing for entertainment.