Wednesday, November 03, 2004


I am still not in any shape to be verbose and intellectual about today. My preference remains pure naked emotion. In that spirit, I refer to a quote by Confederate General Henry A. Wise to a Union officer after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. Our causes are very different, but we both share a devastating moment of defeat and a desire to express our feelings to our counterparts. So, with that in mind, I would like to say this one thing to George W. Bush:

"There is a rancor in our hearts you little dream of. We hate you, sir."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What matters then, is that every American and every side of the divide in our country make a sincere effort to re-establish political civility. That is not empty rhetoric, but a daily act of political courtesy that everyone can do. It is, of course, much easier for those of us on the winning side on Nov. 2, which is why it is we must make a stronger effort to bridge this divide. Wise hated all that was Union, as did many of his comrades, but eventually the wounds of that war healed. Cannot we, who have not fought an actual war against each other, also accomplish the same? -- David P.