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Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Not today Fred.

I usually go along with Fred Reed, but In a recent essay about the suicide of Hunter Thompson, Fred may have missed the mark.

His ultimate paragraph is as follows, "You can see why he ate his gun. Everything he hated has returned. Nixon is back in the White House, Rumsnamara risen from the dead, bombs falling on other peoples’ suburbs. The Pentagon is lying again and democracy stalks yet another helpless country. This time the young are already dead and there will be no joyous anarchy. The press, housebroken, pees where it is told. But he gave it a hell of a try."

Personally, given the recent events with Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, the palestinians, etc., I think Thompson was smart enough to realize that everything he thought, everything he based his writings and life upon was about to be proven incorrect. And he couldn't accept it.

I can only hope more of the glitterati follow in his footsteps.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another, I agree!

6:02 PM  

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