I think its become American legend at this point, but it bears repeating. There was a time, way back when America was a leader in the automotive industry, in which a man named Henry Ford ran factories with such efficiency he forced the entire industry to follow suit. This man said you could have your car in any color you wanted, as long as it was black. Eventually other colors arrived, and more, other manufacturers beat Ford at its own game.
I spent the last two Rains complaining about the freshly elected government in Canada, but pay close attention. I said I was ashamed for my country. I never said anything about the government not being the one we chose. I also promise that this site isn’t going to become predominantly political.
Nonetheless, the preceding paragraphs are, in fact, related.
As you may have heard, Hamas, a militant and very anti-Israel and anti-American organization was elected overwhelmingly in Palestine. In addition to being the new government, they are also on the American list of terrorist organizations. International election observers called the election a “top notch operation” and gave their seal of approval to the entire process, meaning that Hamas was rightfully and honestly elected to represent the interests of Palestinians on the world stage.
The upshot is that America is striving to spread democracy throughout the world, at the cost of tens or hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of dollars, but will only recognize the results of an election if their guy wins. The hypocrisy positively makes me itch.
Any party you want, as long as its ours.