I'm sure there will be a lot of talk about how we must "all pull together for the good of the nation, and there will be flags and Bush Jr. will try to look presidential, but when it comes down to it, it's just a lie we tell ourselves so that we can proudly stick our collective heads in the sand and not take responsibility for our complicity in the world around us.
Well, as far as I'm concerned, LiveJournal is my nation and the government of the U.S. can bite me... and that goes double for his fraudulency, the (p)resident elect.
I'm going to view this sham government in the same Darwinian context as this nation... it should adapt or it should die.
Perhaps this is all part of the death knell of our current flavor of republicanism... if there was any question about our being a democracy or a republic, I think that doubt has been answered. I would argue that we aren't even that... Webster's defines a republic as "a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law".
Is there anyone out there who really feels that the Supreme Court of the United States (or of Florida) were responsible to you and governed according to law? ... or were they basically unaccountable, biased, and willing to selectively ignore the law (...and previously set precedent, such as the Hawaii electoral vote of 1960 which was submitted on the 28th of December) if they felt like it?
From the heartland of America to the Potomac, a cancer, a foul stench, and a rotting from the inside out. The cancer is there for everyone to see, but no one will dare to remove it. Four more years of institutionalized ignorance...