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I really mean that.  I am really at my wit's end.  I WANT to make a contribution towards making the world a better place for everyone, but I am living in a country where evil, foolish, and ignorant people get to make all the decisions.  I watch helplessly as this country destroys itself and so wind up getting angry with childhood heroes who are just trying to get along.

On one hand, this is a crazy thing to do.  On the other, it had been said that Hitler could have never succeeded without the assistance of a reliable bureaucracy.

And yes, everything that could be said about the Washington Post goes double for the New York Times.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 10:47:55 AM EST
I was going to just write: OK, so what's your point? But you are properly ticked off at more than a few things/people and I think you deserve a better, slightly more thoughtful comment.

Who can we blame everything on anyway? Washingtonians (AKA "the permanent government" inside the beltway), the Washington Post (where does that leave all the really conservative papers), or how about Americans in general both inside and outside the beltway. Do we vote, do we really care who we vote for? Georgy Porgy was elected twice (at least Wash DC always goes for the perceived lesser of evils). Hillary reminded us yesterday that there have only been two Democrat presidents in the last 40 years. Who elected all those Republicans?  What do we demand of our elected representatives?  How often and  in what ways do Americans really and truly bother with their government? Are we all just too busy to bother until we reach our individual limits, until something really ticks us off?  Are we just too comfortable in out day to day little worlds?  How many of our sons and daughters must die or be maimed in useless wars before we say enough?  How many of our freedoms, opportunities, and our individual senses of dignity, humanity and justice must be sacrificed before we say no more.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 11:35:14 PM EST
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