i was going to post a long rant on the european parliament election turnout. instead i am just going to sigh deeply and say the following.
recession brings out the conservatives. i guess people want things to be simple: we need heroes and culprits. we want simple explanations. we want to congratulate ourselves for moments of success and blame others for things going wrong. if possible, we avoid responsibility for others if we deem them unworthy of our charity. the weirdest thing about this is that we express all this by listening and giving power to candidates that thrive on bigotry, ignorance and intolerance. i’m saddened and at loss.