Thursday, September 02, 2004

I had a couple of entries thought up in my mind as I drifted to sleep, but the waves of unconsciousness must've washed them away. (see? I'm tired. What a stinkin' metaphor... I can smell it from here!)

[Looks over at the "How Lesbians aren't even *REMOTELY* hedonistic" stump, then glances at the "I hate Bush" stump and then rests her head against the "Chinese Families are Screwed Up" stump and realizes she doesn't have the energy for that one and runs towards the "Falls on Lover's Idiosyncrasies Cause It's Easy Writing" stump and hopes she won't get in trouble tonight for this. Halts in mid-step as she realizes it's *that* time of the month for GF. Frozen with fear, she edges back towards the "Where is Humanity going" stump.)

My friend, the leftist commie, loves humanity but thinks very poorly of humans. I'm the exact opposite. I despair about humanity, and yet I think humans, on an individual basis, can rise above themselves. I like individuals. It's when people congregate that I shudder. Cause what happens then? Ideas, concepts, actions get boiled down to an LCD, lowest common denominator and that's when we swallow ludicrous ideas, shallow concepts and inane actions as genius.

Individually, there is much to celebrate. When we opened our pocketbooks after 9/11 to help out in whatever way we could, we did it as individuals. We did it as people who'd been truly affected by the insanity.

As a group. we're pretty dumb. We bought it when the admin screamed there's WMD in Iraq. We bought it even though all agencies said there were no connections between Saddam & Al Quaeda. We're so anxious to have a hero in charge of the country, a macho tough talking Guy's guy that we will buy anything. Why? Cause that attack on the twin towers really did shake us up... shake up the belief that we are invincible. We as a nation so need that myth, that we were willing to sacrifice honor (as in torturing people for information), respect (as in repeating over and over despite all evidence to the contrary, there are WMD's in Iraq), and our blood (more to the point, the working class' children).

So my question to you is, are we going to survive? Humanity that is.

Filed under Reveries & Paranoias.

2 Comments:

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Hey neighbor, saw yr comment on PopLife, u might be interested in this: http://www.beautifulatrocities.com/2004/08/hero-gorgeous-propaganda-in-zhang.html

Re: Humanity & politics:
1) Not just Bush, but the entire UN Security Council, the Kay Report, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, & Al Gore all said Hussein had WMDs.

2) The 9/11 Commission's final report found numerous connections between the Baghdad regime & Al Qaeda throughout the 90s, culminating in an offer to give OBL safe haven when he was on the outs with Mullah Omar.

 
At 3:46 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Hey neighbor, saw yr comment on PopLife, u might be interested in this: http://www.beautifulatrocities.com/2004/08/hero-gorgeous-propaganda-in-zhang.html

Re: Humanity & politics:
1) Not just Bush, but the entire UN Security Council, the Kay Report, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, & Al Gore all said Hussein had WMDs.

2) The 9/11 Commission's final report found numerous connections between the Baghdad regime & Al Qaeda throughout the 90s, culminating in an offer to give OBL safe haven when he was on the outs with Mullah Omar.

 

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