categoria:: foreign affairs
Thompson, Hunter S.


Com a proximidade das eleições nos Estados Unidos, o que mais temos visto são vozes de todos os cantos se levantando a favor do candidato democrata, ou simplesmente dizendo Não ao Bush. Em post anterior fiz referência ao ressucitado blog do William Gibson, hoje, segue matéria do Dr. Gonzo na Rolling Stone: Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004 - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson sounds off on the fun-hogs in the passing lane.

Back in June, when John Kerry was beginning to feel like a winner, I had a quick little rendezvous with him on a rain-soaked runway in Aspen, Colorado, where he was scheduled to meet with a harem of wealthy campaign contributors. As we rode to the event, I told him that Bush's vicious goons in the White House are perfectly capable of assassinating Nader and blaming it on him. His staff laughed, but the Secret Service men didn't. Kerry quickly suggested that I might make a good running mate, and we reminisced about trying to end the Vietnam War in 1972.

That was the year I first met him, at a riot on that elegant little street in front of the White House. He was yelling into a bullhorn and I was trying to throw a dead, bleeding rat over a black-spike fence and onto the president's lawn.

We were angry and righteous in those days, and there were millions of us. We kicked two chief executives out of the White House because they were stupid warmongers. We conquered Lyndon Johnson and we stomped on Richard Nixon -- which wise people said was impossible, but so what? It was fun. We were warriors then, and our tribe was strong like a river.

That river is still running. All we have to do is get out and vote, while it's still legal, and we will wash those crooked warmongers out of the White House.

Ah sim, e o desenho bonitinho ao lado é da Carson Ellis, moça que faz as ilustrações para os Decemberists