Sometimes lately – since Bush v Gore – I imagine I’m looking at current events as if I am a future historian, tracking the record of “what happened” – sort of like how we now look back at Germany in the 30′s, trying to understand how it happened.
I used to wonder, if I was in Germany in the 30′s, at what point would I have seen what was happening, and gotten out? Now I wonder if John Poindexter being brought back into the government – not to mention being placed in charge of this Information Awareness thing! – is a sign I should be paying that kind of attention to. (I know – To which I should be paying attention. I just can’t write that.)