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Fri Nov 28, 2014, 02:46 AM

18. On Monday night, as my wife and I stood vigil with about 30 other fellow

 

travellers outside Santa Monica's old City Hall, I found myself weeping inconsolably as McCulloch droned on and on and as it became clear that the Klayton Kangaroo Kourt was doing what so many had long predicted. I can no longer describe my blood as "at a boil,' as I have now reached some depth of implacable anger I did not know I possessed. I do not know where this shall end up. But like the writer of this essay, I have begun to lose faith in the institutions of this democracy to function as they are supposed to and as I was always trained to believe they should. Amazing that one man, this McCulloch who, by his words and deeds, enabled the monster Wilson to act out the dark subtext of the American experience.

Quoting again from the essay:

I find it a breathtaking compounding of injustice to have a man like Bob McCulloch at the wheel at the exact time that you fundamentally needed his opposite. At a point when our nation needed to cement the vitally important message to everyone in the land that, yes, you can have full faith in the rule of law. What this nation needed was clear. Here. Look. Justice is possible. The system works. But that is not the message that was sent out in this dark time.

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