Friday, June 22, 2007

My light blogging of late

posted by The Vidiot @ 9:10 AM Permalink

I've not been posting much. I know. (But you can't be missing me all that much. Bill and The Sailor are great blog-partners.)

One of the myriad reasons for my light blogging is the fact that I just can't seem to focus my anger on anything. It's ALL bad. Every little thing sets me off. From Cheney's assertion that he's not part of the Executive, to the rumors of the war plans against Iran being set, to congress' caterwauling that they're actually doing what the people elected them to do, to the bazillion or so presidential candidates who spout pablum one minute and take money from evildoers the next, to the MSM's ribald manipulations and machinations, to the corptocracy the destroys lives and the planet, to the system the created this mess to begin with -- capitalism, to the time wasted by so many trying to fix and/or maintain a system that is, for all intents and purposes, FUBAR. All of it. It's all too much.

What I end up doing is spending a ridiculous amount of time reading about Aliens and UFOs to distract me from all of this nonsense.

Lately, I find myself, walking through my very trendy Brooklyn nabe (now called BoCoCa by the real estate people to boost prices - Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens) and looking at all the 20-somethings, bouncing around with their cups of Starbucks and their iPods, wallets open and breathing through their mouths. I see the 30-something hipsters, wearing horn rims and skippy vans, trying to tenaciously cling to their 20s. I see the 40-something moms pushing their "caddy carriages," permissively parenting their overly entitled offspring.

"Wake up sheeple! What the hell is wrong with you?!"

They think they're liberal. But they're not. Force them to deal with someone from the working class and they're totally out of sorts. They say they want "rights for all" but if a black person moved into the brownstone next to them, they'd not be happy. Can you imagine? These morons spend $1.3 million on a brownstone, and the brownstone next door goes Section 8 -- meaning it basically becomes a halfway house -- and all those platitudes about civil rights and everybody is equal goes right out the window. You'd see the NIMBY movement from hell. (It's easy to be "liberal" when you're in your little white enclave. On top of that, what's considered "liberal" these days is really quite conservative.) Meanwhile, they shop till they drop, endlessly babble about Paris Hilton and Brangolina, and are completely unaware of the fact that the US is crumbling, not just politically, but socially.

Why am I whining? I don't know.

What I do know is that it's time for some sort of revolution. Some sort of upheaval. This system cannot go on as it is now. Maybe this thing in New Hampshire with the tax protestors will be the start of something. I dunno.

I just know we can't continue on the path we're on now. It's too destructive.

The ignorance is deafening.

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At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Bill Arnett said...

Boy, do I know that feeling of being overwhelmed by the complacency of the people and the perfidy of our government.

We are now an evil nation that does evil to the world at large in the name of our "national security," which is mostly about invading, conquering, and occupying the oil-rich nations of the world. (And don't think King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia isn't paying attention - remember the recent snub of bush by the king - and realizing that the only reason we are in the Middle East is for all that oil.)

Extraordinary rendition, torture, forever confinement based on the king's…uh, bush's say-so, the ordering of extra-judicial assassinations and murders, committing genocide against the Iraqi people, Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, black prisons run by the CIA, you name the evil and somewhere along the line to where we are now you'll find that evil being done in the name of us all.

No, you're not alone on this. I, too, think America is soon to collapse from the combination of evils done, sheer incompetence, and the evil desires of evil men such as bush/cheney, both of whom are so blinded by greed and power that neither sees that our current path is certain to eventually embroil the world in conflict, a conflict in which we are no longer able to defend ourselves or anyone else thanks to the destruction of our military as the finest, most powerful fighting force ever seen.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

it's not just our gov't though. they're just major players. bush/cheney are not just blinded by greed, they're blinded by the power of hegemony, as we all are. it's not incompetance, but the struggle to cling to a world dominance that is neither feasible or even proper.

we have to escape the hegemony, the system. we have to head for the exits before we can even see the mess we're leaving behind.


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