Monday, February 21, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson: RIP

Man. This one smarts. Seems like I've been doing a lot of this lately.

That was the year I first met [John Kerry], at a riot on that elegant little street in front of the White House. He was yelling into a bullhorn and I was trying to throw a dead rat over a black-spike fence and on to the President's lawn. We were angry and righteous in those days, and there were millions of us. We kicked two chief executives out because they were stupid warmongers. We conquered Lyndon Johnson and we stomped on Richard Nixon - which wise people said was impossible, but so what? It was fun. We were warriors then, and our tribe was strong like a river. That river is still running. All we have to do is get out and vote, while it's still legal, and we will wash those crooked warmongers out of the White House.

--Hunter S. Thompson, Nov. 2004

1 comment:

  1. when i first moved out here and was wrestling with bad bouts of loneliness, it always helped to think that i was looking at the same sky as hst.

    i feel like i've been kicked in the stomach. i don't even know what to think about this, much less write about it.