Sunday, July 30, 2006

Mo' Bomb: 4:50AM CDT

Today is still Sunday, 30 July 2006.

4:50 AM, CDT.

Just heard on BBC about a fellow who walked for five hours in Congo to vote in presidential election, this day.

Breaks the heart that this citizen believes so much that it will matter.

This being the MoB, have to mention: the USA/USE/USSA supported/funded/enabled the Mobutu dictatorship in Congo which caused millions of deaths, all in the Great Cause of The Cold War.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Grand Duchess said...

The fellow in the Congo believes that his vote will matter. Despite what we may or may not believe to be reality, all persons who vote, no matter what country in the world, have to cling to the notion that his/her vote WILL matter. If not, why vote at all? Additionally, we have an obligation to vote since many in many countries do not even have that chance to choose to "walk the five hours" or not.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Grand Duchess said...

It is now about 11:10 a.m CDT on 7/30/06. On NPR's top-of-the-hour five-minute news, a BBC reporter indicated she had heard a man cry "I voted! I voted!" after leaving a Congo voting location. We Americans should be just as joyful internally, if not externally, for our voting rights.

Any poo-pooing of my sentiments here will be ignored by me.

11:17 AM  
Blogger HH said...

Your author didn't mean to put the man down for walking five hours for what is probably futility. I'm just angered that he votes, and it probably doesn't matter.

And your author never poo-poos anyone's sentiments, especially when they are as well-wrought and heart-felt as those of the Grand Duchess.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Grand Duchess said...

HH -

I did not take it that you were putting the man down. I agree that it is sad that reality, in his case, is that his vote likely will not matter. I didn't assume that HH specifically would poo-poo my sentiments. However, I was hoping to ward off any comments from ANYONE in the vien of "Oh, dear, you are living in a dream world", etc.

11:37 AM  

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