Thursday, May 08, 2008
Those Crazy Time Travelers
Imagine yourself back on the evening of 9/11, 2001 or the next day, 9/12, watching the World Trade Center collapsing over and over again on your TV, as you were probably doing.
Then a time traveler steps out of a time machine conveniently located in your living room. He tells you that seven magical years from now, GW Bush will have messed things up so badly that the country will most likely elect to the presidency a black man whose middle name is Hussein, whose father was a Muslim, and who admitted to having used cocaine in his youth.
You'd have thought that was one insane and delusional time traveler, wouldn't you?
Or so says one of my fave thinkers, Jonathan Schwarz.