Normally, I start these things out by saying ‘My Fellow Americans.’ Not doing it this time. If the polls are any indication, I don’t know who more than half of you are anymore. I do know something terrible has happened, and that you’re really not fellow Americans any longer.
I’ll cut right to the chase here: I quit.
Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: There’s been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.
The reason I’m quitting is simple. I’m fed up with you people.
I’m fed up because you have no understanding of what’s really going on in the world. Or of what’s going on in this once-great nation of ours. And the majority of you are too damned lazy to do your homework and figure it out.
Do go and read the rest, because it pretty much applies in this country too...
Those of us who do think, and who do our homework, are being repressed by the ignorant, the lazy and the stupid—and it is done through our much-vaunted democracy: the tyranny of the majority.
UPDATE: it has been pointed out to me that that speech has been doing the email rounds for a while—apologies, I hadn't got it.
It is not so much that I subscribe to the speech in its entirety, but that I can fully imagine someone wanting to give it. And probably cheering if they did, simply because it is so unusual to hear any politician actually say what they mean.