Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Too Much Irony and Not Enough Pity

This is just too much. Consider the "election" in the Ukraine:
(From the Guardian)

"The opposition created a tent city on the central street and demanded the reversal of the official results, which give the pro-Russian prime minister, Viktor Yanukovich, a 3% lead.
An exit poll funded by western embassies put Mr Yushchenko 11% ahead."

Doesn't this sound awfully familiar? Exit polls? Official results?

But the real irony is the protestor.

"The tension generated by the election worsened when Washington accused the government of fixing the vote and Russia backed Mr Yanukovich."

Oh, you reader of 2054 CE, laugh not at our insanity.

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