The Bizarro-World Land of Make Believe



You know, I didn’t want to spend too much time thinking or writing about politics. But when I look at the US election, what I see is some sort of bizarro-world version of Mr Roger’s Land of Make Believe where the nice Mr Rogers is being replaced by the presumably likable Mr Bush (it still escapes me what’s likable about somebody that callous, vain, and manipulative), and where the nice neighbourhood where everybody is friends with all the other people - the land of make believe, which in practice doesn’t really exist - is being replaced by a world full of terror and violence where it’s best to stomp on all other people who then are immensely grateful for having been raped and pillaged. Looking at the polls, it seems that at least half the well TV-trained audience is buying this.