It’s been a damned long time since I posted anything to this blog. I dunno why… but I just haven’t been focused on writing anything for myself, and it ain’t right.
The world is pretty fucked up right now — though I’m sure there have been people throughout the ages who felt that way. But here we are destroying our planet and arguing with people who simply don’t believe that fact. Well… what I say to those of you who think global climate change isn’t real — Please tell me, exactly what harm would it do to preserve, protect & defend this planet?
Am I happy with my chosen president? No — I am not. I feel disappointed. I thought he would be far more progressive. But he’s not. (Still better than the senile McCain though.) We’re still in Iraq & Afghanistan, we haven’t addressed health care in any meaningful way (like single payer… hello???!) He’s just too damned willing to compromise on issues where the rule of law should take precedence (i.e., Miranda rights). No one has been able to tell me exactly what it hurts to inform people of their rights. Of course he inherited a world of shit from his predecessor. And I do worry for his safety because of the lunatic fringe right wing nut jobs who are constantly egged on by the likes of glen beck and the big fat lying idiot limbaugh.
Then there’s the BP oil spill… It’s overwhelming the amount of shit that is just wrong these days. It’s disheartening. What do we fix first? How do we fix things if everyone’s on the take? It’s maddening.
Another thing that I find incomprehensible are Arizona’s new policies on illegal immigrants. I cannot think of anything more completely un-American. These laws are without merit and seem to me unconstitutional. Using crime as justification for these laws is just a load of bullshit. Make no mistake these laws were written by white supremacists.
Arizona’s also going off the deep end trying to restrict not just what teacher’s are allowed to teach, but how they sound when they teach it? WTF? Here’s a good article on The Moderate Voice: http://themoderatevoice.com/71069/codifying-bigotry/
Rachel Maddow tells it like it is too.
“First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”