Hate Literature

Since it's hard for me to get good books in Mexico (not just the lack of English bookstores in La Paz, but also issues of shipping ordered books there), we went book shopping this afternoon. While the selection is robust, I'm really surprised at how hate and anger and fear driven the market is… There's very little in the way of legitimate poltical science and analysis of current events, but there is a whole lot of partisan ranting… Maybe it's just a publishing scam. Write a book accusing Republicans of some evil, and sell a million copies to Liberals and Europeans. Flip the accusation and blame Liberals, and sell another million to Right Wingers.


Here's a license plate holder I took a photo of on the way there. The picture's not the greatest so I'll tell you that it says “I'D RATHER BE KILLING TERRORISTS”. The Jeb'08 bumper sticker says “Keep America Strong”. Yeah, dumbass, buying a foreign car and voting for unionbusters is a just super way to keep America strong. Hey, I've got a good idea, after you've finished voting to ensure your own poverty, why don't you try and blame it on the gays!

Anyway, lest that sound too negative, we're off now this evening to experience some of the “the-grass-is-always-greener” aspects of this nation, and I think to do some business as well. Here's a picture of Rachel enjoying fried macaroni. It was dark so the picture is kind of blurry.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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