William Gibson (Neuromancer) has resumed blogging after abandoning the practice last year to work on his writing. He offers this succinct explanation for the change of heart:
Because the United States currently has, as Jack Womack so succintly puts it, a president who makes Richard Nixon look like Abraham Lincoln.
And because, as the Spanish philospher Unamuno said, “At times, to be silent is to lie.”
Somewhat related: writer and anarchist Ursula LeGuin displays a Kerry/Edwards button, and says, “anybody but Nader.” (Thanks, Mr. Maud.)