|OMFG Dude where have you been!?
||[Apr. 3rd, 2006|09:30 am]
No, they didn't cart me off to gitmo.|
After things with my girlfriend got a lot better, I've been spending a lot of time with her (:)), and what little time for writing I've had has been mostly devoted to Dealing in Lead. All the rest of my time has been devoted to school or relaxing with a little D&D online.
I've still been keeping tabs on the news, and I have to tell you folks, we are living in interesting times. The institutionalized corruption in the US, where we call our bribes "campaign contributions" or "lobbying," using the classic Americanism that if you rename a bad thing to something not so bad, it ceases to be bad (a rose by any other name is NOT a rose according to American politics), has finally started bearing real fruit: a majority of our political leadership in the party in power is so corrupt they will probably have to invent a new word for it (I'm pulling for "Bushistic" as the new adjective :)).
How was that for a long sentence?
Anyways, we have some very, very serious problems all coming together at once. We have voting machines designed specifically to make it quick, easy, and untracable to steal elections. We have a corporate owned media that simply will not report straight news, always subverting the public interest to the short term interests of giant international buisinesses and people so rich they haven't even seen cash in four generations. We have a public that is either apathetic or religiously fanatic to a 2000 year old fairy tale invented by lonely old men in the desert to secure their access to food, water, and women in a harsh climate. We have a military being trained to fight and oppress the people it is supposed to protect by fighting and opressing brown people on the other side of the planet. Our President is a frat boy who used to snort coke, a dry drunk, an idiot, and he has the vocabulary of a retarded New York Taxi driver. Our Vice President is basically Darth Vader with more medical problems. The rest of our executive branch is made up of insane neoconservatives and people appointed, in classic budding dictatorship style, solely based on their personal loyalty to the leadership, with no regard for their qualification. Not to mention the executive branch has informed us that it only needs to follow the parts of the constitution it likes, and none of the laws at all. To make that even more entertaining, our legislative branch has decided to throw its oversight duties completely out the window, instead simply trying curry as much favor as possible with the wealthy super-elite before the collapse as they can so that when things go bad, their monied benefactors might take them along to the survival compound.
Look folks, this is just some shit off the top of my head. This isn't even scratching the surface of whats wrong.
Now, ask yourself a question: can a system this sick survive in its current form? How long can a person live with cancer eating their internal organs? Sure, you can make it for a while, but eventually you will die and your body will become raw material for a new stage of life: microorganisms, flies, and the like. Or maybe food for scavengers.
Now, all hope is not lost. This cancer is not inoperable. We can still draw a line, make a stand, and maybe even save our civilization. But it starts right now. Right now, in your hearts and minds, you have to decide if you are going to try and preserve your way of life, or if you're going to simply try and "ride it out." For those of you who choose the latter, good luck. You're going to need it. And when the scavengers come to chew on you, remember the day you decided to walk that road.
For the rest of you, start thinking right now what you're going to do when the time comes to throw off your chains and declare your freedom loudly to the world.
Be prepared. Free America is coming.