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In my thirties, living in the most beautiful part of the world, surrounded by a loving family... and I'm still not satisfied?! :)

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

BBC NEWS | Americas | Election reveals divided nation

So it's all over (bar the shouting) and Georgie Bush is coming out of it smirking. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. I am frustrated, angry, sad and bewildered. I truly cannot understand it.

The result shows me these things:

* 51% of America is stupid (stupid enough to vote for Bush, that is)

* America is polarised beyond belief. It is too divided ever to be brought together again. Even another terrorist attack like 9/11 wouldn't do the trick.

* Religion is now the only real issue some Americans believe in. The religion and morals of one man over another.

* The moral and religous right are truly blinded by their faith, fear and hatred and cannot see how the invasion of Iraq, the erosions of people's civil rights and the love of big business and big money is completely contrary to real Christian values and real human morality.

* At least John Kerry won't have to clean up the mess created by 4 years of Bush. Bush now has four more years to screw America and the rest of the world. What next? More pre-emptive attacks on troublesome small counties, preferably non-Christian? More stripping of people's human and constitutional rights? More intolerance to minorities? More attacks on women's rights to choose? More tax cuts for the wealthy? More jobs lost? More destruction of the economy? Less healthcare for all but the well off? More arrogance in the face of the world's disapproval? More fear-mongering about the terrorist threat and the forces of evil to gain more control over the people? More choosing big business over environmental and human concerns? I could go on, but the answer is: without a doubt.

One thing I don't know is when the overwhelming majority of Americans will realise some or all of the above. I am hoping soon, so that something will force Bush out of office before 2008. If not soon, then I hope at the next election and the next Democrat candidate will gain a landslide. But probably never. America needs to get its head out of the sand and realise that, much though it'd like to, it cannot be so insular as to ignore the rest of the world. It cannot ignore basic human rights. And it certainly will not be able to ignore the mess being created by Bush for much longer.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

BBC NEWS World Americas Countdown to US presidential poll


It is one of the most important elections ever, for America and for the world. if you are American, please get out and vote for John Kerry. Do not believe the Republican hype. The only reason they want you to vote for them is so they can hold on to their power and money. They do not want change, they want things to stay the way they are, thank you very much. If the Democrats gets in they lose that power.
The Democrats will repair bridges with the rest of the world, and attempt to heal the rifts in American society, which are getting wider every day. The Republicans won't. They have an arrogance which is not becoming of any nation. There is a difference between having a pride in your country, and the arrogance of believing that you have the right to do what you want and screw everyone else.
For more reasons to vote Kerry go to and then please get out, queue, refuse to be intimidated, take extra care to complete the ballot correctly and VOTE FOR KERRY.
Everything depends upon it.
It is the most important election of your life.

since May 6 2005