America, You Ignorant Slut

· 2004 Election

That phrase has been running through my head all morning. It makes me laugh, and I need to laugh, because this election has been a stark reminder of just how backward we are as a country. Not stupid, but gullible, easily manipulated, ruled by fear, and still in possession of a whole laundry list of 19th and 20th-century prejudices. Also, there was a nice item on CNN Headline this morning about how fast the Arctic ice is melting, a little hint of the repercussions to come if we don’t get our heads out of the middle ages and start dealing with the real issues of the modern world.
Now, off to watch the concession speech.