May 05, 2005
All this despair about America being split into the religious right with it's intolerant minions who believe in Jesus Christ The Lord God Almighty in every thought and action 24/7, along with the aggressive, shoot-em-if-they-complain dissemination of Neocon "Democracy" in oil-rich nations, versus the liberal, educated, secular left with its precocious approach to international diplomacy, workers' rights, and social programs to help the helpless. Well, maybe we were meant all along to be two separate nations.
Maybe below the surface of our biological makeup we have a primal, genetic component that is either progressive or conservative when it comes to basic survival versus advancement of the species. Maybe as a species we just don't have the ability, beyond good manners, to successfully tolerate social differences and personal beliefs.
Maybe this geopolitical and social "experiment" in which we reside (which combines capitalism with so-called-democracy, a match made in hell) just wasn't meant to be. Maybe we should be looking outside the box for new solutions.
We better do something, because when was the last day, since January 20, 2001, you went to bed thinking, "Today was a better day than yesterday in the world," rather than waking up in the morning thinking, "What is my government going to do today to embarrass me and my country?"
Posted by Mike at 5/05/2005