Good Riddance From an Expatriate

RECEIVED Fri., Oct. 20, 2006

Dear Editor,
    Thanks to myself I now live in another country.
    I read the article about Foley, Woodward, Bush, and Co. [“Point Austin,” News, Oct. 13]. This was news when King George I was in office and King George to be was governor of Texas. Now it is a disaster. As a good friend of mine and a fellow Austinite has said for more than 30 years, ¨Democracy is for the majority, and the majority is ignorant.” I teach business English to businessmen in my new home country. Without exception they all have asked how King George II internationally recognized international criminal and terrorist got elected/re-elected? I tell them he won the first election by default (of the democratic majority and Al Gore the whore) and the second election was bought and paid for.
    Dear Diebold,
    That check went through OK? Thanks for the election.
    King George II
    I also explain the shame I felt as a citizen of the U.S. and that the oligarch that pretends to be a democracy got to be more than I could stand as a free-thinking apolitical progressive.
    Here's a prediction that is better than insider info. On a hot stock ... it ain't gonna get any better any time soon. You can take that to the bank. As they say in Latin America, ¿Sabes porque? You know why? Because change comes from the energy of the youth. And as long as "the youth" have a TV, a computer or Game Boy, or an Xbox and an A/C they will not get off their collective dead asses and affect (force) change. And as long as there are collective thinkers (the ignorant majority) that think they can prohibit a behavior out of existence, change will never come.
    So ... good luck to all of you stuck in the crumbling Empire; and I hope that the Empire doesn't have the force to strike back.
Jay Lindley
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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