|If you're still busily moaning about the Bush seizure of the election, I recommend the book of short stories Armageddons. Some of the Ends of the World are comfortingly worse than what you expect from Bush. Some of them are a bit less bad. At least one so-called End of the World sounds like it'd be quite nice and a pretty good idea as far as I'm concerned.|
There were two particularly, though, that brought Bush to mind - one tells of America being split down the middle, literally, by major tectonic activity and a relatively sudden influx of some sea. That one paints a fairly happy picture of how it settles out some twenty years later, which feels like an analogy for Bush as a horribly divisive and destructive force for unintentional good. The other one tells of a chemically induced religious insanity which insists that women are inferior and are all that holds us back from being brought into the presence of god. That one also seemed pretty Bushy, and went, as you'd expect, to a rather less happy ending. But who knows - that story didn't tell of twenty years later, so it might still have turned out to be a horribly destructive force for unintentional good. Optimism through Armageddon is the way forward.