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Sunday, August 31, 2008


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It is war!

Perhaps it is good that I never cared about sports, do not know rules of baseball and football, and never understood the sporting metaphors in politics (except horse racing metaphors). Thus I saw it from Day One as being an out-and-out war. Pro wrestling may be a good metaphor for it. But war itself is just as good a metaphor as any.

Or is this because my first understanding of electoral politics came under the rule of Milosevic, so I never expected that USA would be any cleaner or better?


Here's the way I figure it, Bora: If politics was ACTUALLY war, then I'd be dead.


Some years, in some places, some people, actually die. At other times, war is ritualized (just arrests and intimidation).

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