Friday, July 4, 2008

Jesse's Dead

How are we to react when a demagogue dies at a ripe old age? Upon Jesse Helms' death I feel guilty for thinking it's good that he's gone once and for all.

Can we move on to a new chapter? One in which people who claim to be our leaders do not turn their backs on the equivalent of Nelson Mandela when he speaks on the floor of the Senate? One in which they do not refer to homosexuals as "disgusting people"? One can only hope that this is part of the beginning of the end of this chapter.

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