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Retrospective on the election nonsense.

Reflective, but Still Angry

Someone commented on my last post (not in the comments box, but via another medium), saying that they disagreed with my opinion and thought the post was "immature." I'm not particularly angry or bothered that someone disagrees with me, but I did think that my post begged clarification.

I don't think George W. Bush is very much like Hitler at all. I don't think he's racist or is looking to start some new type of Holocaust. I'm undecided about whether or not he is going to cause another war on the scale of WWII, but I certainly don't think he is out for conquest the way that the government of 1930s Germany was.

I do, however, compare the two men because of the parallels of their language, their demagoguery. George Bush uses nationalistic language (he's a "uniter"). I do find that really terrifying. I think that is a bad road to go down, and so I compared him to a truly terrifying historical figure.

I've been thinking a lot about my political participation lately. I've been reading a lot of stuff on the web and finding things that really resonated. Here are a few snippets of things that have been running through my brain lately:

More musings to follow.

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This is the weblog of a computer geek with a thousand interests, documenting the ins and outs, ups and downs of her daily life. A dual citizen of the US and Australia who has settled (for the time being) in Sydney. Read more about her on the bio page.

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