Thursday, 4 November 2004

Chilling Juxtaposition

This evening a chilling juxtaposition was brought to my attention. The national red/blue map from this week's Presidential election looks strikingly like this 1860 map of state & territory alignments prior to the Civil War. If ever we needed our President not to make a mockery of reaching out and inclusion, it is now.

Election 2004 Results



Source: USA Today


Free States and Slave States, before the Civil War



Source: Annenberg/CPB Learner.org

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