War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength
With apologies to the post below, not all of us are thrilled at Barack Obama’s victory yesterday. I would go so far to say that I am the opposite of thrilled. Let’s break down the pros and cons of America’s choice:
- Pros: A person of color is elected President of the USA.
- Cons: Everything else
When I went to vote yesterday I was viewed with thinly veiled disgust when the poll workers found out my party affiliation (hint: not democrat). I ignored their scorn and did my civic duty, although I knew even then that it would probably be futile.
And of course it was. Obama won and my city exploded into a frenzy of honking horns and wild street celebrations that lasted long into the night (I could throw in a cheap jab about Democrats not having jobs to wake up for, but I am not that petty). Personally, I found it all a little ominous. Let’s face it, there is a creepy cult of personality built up around Mr. Obama. His logo looks like it was designed by Goebbels and his posters and one-word, vacuous slogans all have a certain Stalin-esque charm.
Of course I realize that the world probably won’t end with Obama’s presidency. We got through Kennedy and Carter relatively unscathed, didn’t we? I can always bury my guns in the backyard before the federales come to confiscate them for my “safety”. Let me end this with a special fuck-you to California, who not only voted for Obama but also outlawed gay marraige (yes, narrow-minded liberals, republicans don’t all hate gays), and an extra special fuck-you to the People’s Republic of Massachusetts who outlawed greyhound racing (the dogs are going straight from the track to the crematory, you stupid hippies).
I leave you with this soundtrack to my emotions/tribute to Obama:
3. Don’t Trust the Kids – Ashra (N/A on iTunes)
4. Makes No Sense at All – Hüsker Dü (N/A on iTunes)
11. Taxman – The Beatles (N/A on iTunes)
15. Hope Against Hope – Band of Susans (N/A on iTunes)