Well here we are.
The United States presidential elections are finally upon us, in which the Americans try to overcome the dishonest anti-democratic scheming that subverted their last election and put a man in office who wasn’t actually elected at all.
Isn’t it a nice irony that this same man, ever since, has been lecturing the world about democracy? Well no. It isn’t. It’s appalling that a know-nothing redneck puritanism has taken over the most militarily aggressive and self-righteous nation on Earth. Appalling and terrifying.
As you know, I hope Obama wins.
That isn’t because I think he’s Superman, or because I think anything will change overnight if he’s elected. Obama is a quintessential establishment figure, and there are only two reasons he’s transformational. One is his race,which of course is utterly irrelevant, but which challenges America’s blatantly false belief that racism doesn’t exist any more. The other reason he appears transformational is the contrast with the unbelievably aggressive and corrupt people who went before him in Washington.
Obama is not a radical, or a redeemer or anything else. He’s just a politician like all the rest of them, but at least he’s not GW Bush, and that gives us some idea how low the world has sunk thanks to the savages who have led America for the last eight years. We’re not happy to see an inspirational figure running for President. We’re just relieved to know he isn’t a criminal idiot.
Isn’t that sad?
As for our economic welfare, it would be foolish to think that Obama is good for Europe.
I don’t believe that. In fact, I believe that if he’s elected America will retrench, and I think we’ll lose a significant amount of US industrial investment in this country.
That’s bad for us. Very bad.
But it isn’t as bad as the alternative which is this: John McCain gets elected, promptly drops dead and is replaced by an airhead religious extremist maniac who wants the world to end anyway and now has a lacquered fingernail on that red button.
That’s a lot worse for us. Much worse.
Why is it much worse?
Because although Obama will probably make us all poorer, Sarah Palin will probably make us all dead.
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