Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal — that you can gather votes like box tops — is the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.

Adlai Stevenson, Democratic National Convention speech, August 18, 1956

Bob Dylan was half-right. We did need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and we ignored him. Maybe it was inevitable.

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