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Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Parallel world

Imagine this: the US has somehow gotten itself a native-variety thuggish dictatorship. After years of misery, a liberating force prepares to save us from the hell that is Fascist USA.

One problem: we're about to be saved by The People's Republic of China, who will invade us, blow up as much stuff as needed or desired to force the regime to capitulate, and then hang around until they're done setting up a nice PRC-style government for us.

Now, I suppose if the situation were bad enough that might sound like something you'd reluctantly favor...but we'd have to be really badly off.

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