( – promoted by buhdydharma )
Any more the bad news comes like the steady downpour of the tropical monsoon.
There is no time to catch one’s breath.
There is no pause to absorb the outrages of the day, no interlude to break the tragedies into digestible chunks, no relief for the overwhelmed between the vicious punches to the gut, the finger jabs to the eyes, the thunder kicks to the groin.
All the bad news seems merely an aperitif to the madness of our ‘leaders’, if only we had to cope with the bad news alone, if only we had real leadership to provide a sane response to regrettable circumstances and events. If only…
It seems that gradually over time more and more of our ‘leaders’ have abandoned all but the merest pretense of public service, even as events have eroded their carefully crafted veneers, leaving their naked greed and unabashed self-interest writhing obscenely on the pubic stage. Please, no one mention the disgusting spectacle and we can all just pretend it’s not happening.
Words like integrity and honor have been reduced to props and disguises for people who have neither to hide behind disingenuously as if they were so many lapel pins in the form of the American flag.
Those things we hold most dear, our freedom, our democracy and our claim to be a nation of laws have been stolen, sullied, abridged or rendered moot.
We have foolishly allowed unethical politicians to steal elections outright – we even tolerated the Supreme Court getting in on the act. There has been no democracy in the USA since Bush v. Gore in 2000. There may never be again.
With record low approval ratings for the Bush/Cheney regime and the albatross of an unpopular war hanging from the GOP’s neck, do you think that a Democratic presidential candidate will win the White House, get us out of Iraq, and end our long national nightmare?
Think again – the mighty election theft machine Karl Rove used to steal the US presidency in 2000 and 2004 may be under attack, but it is still in place for the upcoming 2008 election.
How did we ever become so depraved as to tolerate what has been done in our names? And if anyone is bitter – so fucking what? How are we supposed to react to the dismantling of America? The shipping of our jobs overseas? The open predation of Big Business on the American people? The deteriorating condition of our cities, bridges, and national infrastructure? The growing number of unemployed, uninsured, and homeless Americans?
How deliriously happy and hopeful are we supposed to be about the trashing of the Geneva Conventions, the shameful abandonment of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, extraordinary renditions, the first official US torture program in history, aggressive war, the rape of the middle class, the looting of the treasury, war profiteering, war crimes and government officials who smugly smile as they blatantly lie to us all with utter impunity?
Bitter? No. More like nuclear fucking outrage! What’s wrong with anyone who doesn’t get that? Huh Hillary? What the fuck is wrong with YOU?
If we don’t have the right to be bitter, then our last right has been taken away…not that I’m surprised.
Heh, I guess I’m just bitter.