I live in the United States, which has, incredible though it might seem, changed in the past 6 years so much that it's like living in The Handmaid's Tale. I couldn't believe it when George Bush took the election in 2004, and although everything he does is mind-bending to me the most mind-bending part is that he doesn't even feel the need to cover up much. After the 2004 election I threw up my hands because, even though it's doubtful that he won the election, it's indisputable that a lot of people voted for him. I think of those people in the following categories: greedy, evil, stupid, fearful, unimaginative and lacking in empathy, immoral, selfish. I doubt they think of themselves that way, but I don't understand why, if any of those terms don't apply to them, they would then support Bush. There never has been any reason apart from those that would appeal to the greedy, the evil, the stupid, the fearful, unimaginative and unempathetic, the immoral, and the selfish. I know lots and lots of really good Americans. I know they aren't all GESFUIS. For all those in the GESFUIS categories, however, I have one question: Is this what you wanted?
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