Ho ricevuto questa mail dalla mia cara amica Christie di Nashville, TN. Non c'è molto da aggiungere. Considerato quello che proviamo noi - che pure ci siamo temprati con Silvio - immagino come si debba sentire un americano democratico.
To My Friends from Other Places
It would be difficult to fully communicate my disappointment in a simple
email. On the other hand, slipping out into the hall and drowning
myself in the mop bucket would mean that someone else would have to feed
Kerry has not yet conceded defeat, but I have. Even if someone finds
that crate full of votes for Kerry bobbing down the Cuyahoga River, the
American people have spoken, and they have sent the world a message:
"We're barely bright enough to chew our own food."
Incompetence, incoherence, inarticulateness, pettiness and random
savagery apparently do not deter the majority of Americans. The thing
that really, REALLY matters to Americans? Homos. And foreigners.
Both must be stopped at any cost.
Americans voted overwhelmingly in favor of bigotry, amending state
constitutions around the country to prevent same-sex couples from having
any rights beyond the right to live on the margins of society.
We clearly have far more to fear from The International Homosexual
Conspiracy(tm) than we do from North Korea and the collapse of the
American health care system.
Apparently, we are truly a nation of slackjawed yokels, awed only by
grotesque displays of wealth and violence, reverent only of the bossman
and beholden not even to our children, since we seem content to mortgage
their future in favor of a $300 tax refund that we have traded for
decent jobs, healthcare, and a just society.
We make pious noises about worshipping a Just and Merciful God, while
doling out destruction and horror upon the innocent, pausing only to pat
ourselves on the back for waging a "just" war to rid the world of
tyrants that audaciously aspire to exist after they lose their utility
to us in endless low-level conflicts to control the world's oil supply.
We seem to have become cheap, venal, vulgar and petty while we
apparently don't have the ability to reason our way out of the dilemma
of taking care of the sick, watching out for the elderly, and teaching
our children not to be credulous, callow dupes.
To my friends from the UK, France and anyone to whom they choose to
forward this, I feel that I owe you an apology. It is as if I have
brought an orangutan to high tea... While he flings shit at you and
tries to snatch pastries from your plate, I am left wondering how I
might make it up to you.
The world's richest and most powerful nation seems to have lost its
moral compass. We have lost interest in leading by example in favor of
taking by force. I would like to say that I believe that one day in the
future America might regain its senses. Unfortunately, I am not
terribly optimistic. The best I can offer you is to remind you that
Nixon also won a second term.