Elect the Dead

Kim Jong-Il is dead, and his son Kim Jong-Un is set to take over.  What will this mean for the hermit kingdom?  I don’t know.  What I do find interesting is this little known fact: The titular head of the North Korean state is still Kim Il-Sung, the late Kim Jong-Il’s father.  This “necrocracy” as the late Christopher Hitchens called it does give me an idea.  Maybe we should adopt a similar approach here in the states.  Our electoral system and its conjoined parties has become a mockery of even its very modest original promise.  Rather than not vote, we could all agree on a necrocratic write in.  John Brown for president.  How about it, gang?

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