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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A disasterous belief in American "exceptionalism"

The belief that, no matter what we do (better: "is done by them"), it will all work out, leading to this kind of apathy at the polls:

"Overall, it appeared that more than 43% of voting-age adults turned out in the recalls [in Wisconsin]" - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Not even more than half the people of Wisconsin could be bothered to vote, with the dramatic changes/unraveling going on there. Gulp. Yet, this is seen as "high".