I'm not sure how I could have missed it, out of the many millions of words I have read in my life. I found a link to it today, via the blog of our Canadian hero, he of the nerves of steel and brass balls, Mr. Ezra Levant. Ezra understands the value of freedom of speech and the value of celebrating our individual differences from each other, rather than having us all made to be somehow 'equal' under some officially defined notion of fairness.
Today is election day in the United States. McCain and Obama are battling it out. Whatever happens, whoever wins, it is my belief that the United States is headed for a fate not too different from the Kurt Vonnegut nightmare, in his story Harrison Bergeron, linked to here. That story is what I read for the first time today.
God help us all.
We don't need to be controlled in the low-tech manner described by Vonnegut in his story. We are already controlled by idiots in high places, sometimes even well-intentioned idiots, telling us what to do and what to think. Or else.
Sadly, Canadians too suffer the same fate as the Bergerons and others in Vonnegut's story. In fact, all over the world, the lunatics are truly in control of the asylum.