Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Other people's business
The campaign by the British daily newspaper The Guardian to encourage its readers to e-mail voters in Clark County, Ohio, with messages about the forthcoming presidential election seems to have backfired. The Guardian has been deluged with abusive replies from outraged Americans.
They have a point. How would we feel if we were subjected to unsolicited e-mails from Americans telling us how to vote in our general election next year?
Then it occurred to me. For the first time, thousands of Americans have experienced first-hand what it is like to have foreigners interfere in their internal affairs. It's not nice, is it?