Thursday, August 7, 2008

so fed up

I am so utterly fed up with the lies and dissembling of the US government. Today they're doing their damnedest to railroad a suicide victim to conviction for the anthrax attacks but without his day in court of course because, wait for it, they hounded him to killing himself! These people have no sense and no shame, which is pretty much par for the course for those who hold power these days. What the corporations don't pillage, the security apparatus steals--namely any sense of autonomy or dignity that people desperately try to assemble. It's hard to keep a sense of proportion when, okay, the axis of evil (that's government and corporations) is so evident and so powerful. Yes, Obama would be better for a lot of reasons. But yes, too, he's as entwined with the power elite as any other politician. Why did I, for one moment (or several), not see that? Hope springs eternal, yes, but so does idiocy and it's time I learned a little sagacity about all this. I guess it's because I grew up in a gentler time, when I believe at least some politicians really did have some honor and standards and cared about they people they actually served. That's all changed and that's why my son knew from the beginning about Obama, etc.("just don't get hopeful" is sort of his theme), because that's all he's ever known. Yes, he's [more than] done his part--serious demonstrating and jail time,too, for progressive causes--but he's learned too, in the process, how little it means. C'est dommage mais c'est verdad.

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