Jejudo, South Korea
Not surprised at the statistics, just surprised that I didn't have to do any real work to find them.
I was going to say that. Actually, I was going to ask if there really was that much of a difference in an election between two candidates but nobody deems it necessary to make the choice and an election of one candidate where everybody has to vote.
But, given the atmosphere around here, I figured people would read that and ask if I was equating America with a police state? I want to point out discrepancies, nudge and tweak sensibilities toward a more productive direction, alert people to problems, and try to come up with solutions.
I really do think that American fatalism --"What can I do after all?" -- and American anti-Americanism go hand in hand. They both imply a kind of giving up. And then I think, yeah, but you left, Brad, what can you really say and should you be saying it? I think the answer is yes I should be saying it because any commitment to internationalism is still a commitment to my home country if I think it is the best thing to do for America and for the world with America in it.
Okay, I'm just blabbering now.