About the Gore Years
Welcome to my fictional blog, The Gore Years. I call it a Flog. If you’re familiar with the concept of alternative history, you may get a kick out of this flog. The Gore Years is a flog about what should have happened in American politics, and it begins by describing what could have happened if a responsible human being had been president during the first few years after 9/11. A frustrating, sometimes maddening look into what could have been.
For background on this flog, I recommend the page titled “Iraq During the Gore Years”. If you read it, think of it as an article that might appear in the New York Times or some other paper’s op-ed section in a better, more just world than the one in which we currently live.
The Gore Years is about daily living as it may have been like if the election had not been stolen from Al Gore years ago. In normal circumstances, I would have been able to let go of the outcome. In fact, for many years, I did.
But we’ve reached a crisis point in this nation and time is running out. The need to stop Bush has become urgent, and the only way to stop Bush is to turn out every Republican seeking re-election in the upcoming congressional elections. This is my small, token effort to help that cause, by portraying what life may, or, even, should have been like if Bush had not “won” the election. Bush is not merely a bad President. He is not, in fact, merely the worst President in modern history. He is a not even merely an imminent danger. He is a threat to the survival of the Republic. As such, all of us have the power and responsibility to do everything we can to overturn the last election.
The Republicans are worried that if the Democrats retake the House and Senate, the nation will be consumed with impeachment proceedings.
About me: I am a software engineer at a major (top 10) web site. I am, like most, pretty disgusted with the state of American politics in general, but I’ve grown to believe that the apathy affecting American youth, although perfectly understandable given the choices presented to them, has become a very dangerous condition. This is my attempt to demonstrate how different the world could be right now, if only we Americans made better choices.
I can’t guarantee complete accuracy in my attempts to describe the conditions in this fictional world. For example, this page describes an Arabian man and his family living in Iraq. What little I actually know of Iraqi people and culture comes from the Internet and news stories. I hope I don’t offend anyone’s sensibilities by misrepresenting the culture of a particular group or nation, but if I do, I’m sure I’ll hear about it, and I’ll try to rectify it.
Also, I kind of need to say that I’m not necessarily endorsing Al Gore to be the next president. Rather, this site is merely an attempt at fantasizing how things might be different had he taken office instead of Bush.
To contact me, send an email to chuckwh and that hot mail place as the email domain.