Three days of nightmare But not a new one We idolize violence Even as we condemn it I criticize electoral politics frequently. Often by means of satire. Satire is one of the few things that can cut through the noise and arrest our conscience when we are deluged with trite soundbites, tribal sparring, aggressive advertorials, and social mass media memes. But I am incredibly serious, too. The reason I criticize electoral politics is that I despise abuse of and violence against human beings...