Originally posted on The Ugly Truth:
[Ariadna: Every time I see an online petition for a good cause addressed to “your Congress representative” or to the White House I have no problem suppressing the urge to sign it because I never have the temptation to do it. Instead I feel the urge to visit every single signatory, grab him by the shoulders and shake him hard, hoping to cause the delusion responsible for signing the petition to dislodge and fall down into the muddy detritus at the bottom of his brain.
It is not likely that every single signatory is a deliberate deceiver trying to distract our attention and/or exhaust us in meaningless gestures based on the absurd notion that the US is even a simulacrum of participatory democracy. Some are. Most of them, however, must be just unable to fully comprehend the world in which they live. Was there ever a war stopped by petition? Was Netanyahu arrested upon arrival in…
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