i think it might be the weather. yesterday was gorgeous- warm and sunny and breezy. i got my gignatuan iris dug up and some hedge roses replanted. today- not so much. gray and gloomy and overcast. sigh. so i have my panties in a bunch over a variety of things. i have spent part of my day tooling around different blogs. i like all of the bloggers i read for the most part- although i do not agree with them all of the time.
so- here goes my rant. one blogger was extolling the virtues and failings of the left in regards to christianity. this particular blogger is a christian and thinks that we on the left have really gone too far in many ways against christianity in this country as a backlash against the right. we shouldn't rely solely on ourselves. uh huh. whatever. if you are christian- more power to ya. i don't have to understand why you believe in mythology and fairy tales and you don't have to understand why i am so disgusted that you do. live and let live or so the first amendment used to say. the blogger went on to write about how it is ok on the left for people of different colors to worship openly and of different faiths- but let a white christian in america do it- and we are all over them like bees on honey (to put it nicely). perhaps that is true. i can only speak from my own perspective- and it is pity for people who still cling to outmoded claptrap sold to them by snakeoil salesmen out to make a buck. period. i don't care if you are muslim, jewish, christian, hindu or whatever. i don't care if you are blue, purple, green or pink. it is all bullshit people. believe what you want- just don't try and force your moral code on me. i follow my own.
the other rant i am on- i guess it is somewhat related in a way- is about morality. it is an overgeneralization so bear with me. i have seen this here in my own area and i am pissed beyond belief at this moment- so again, bear with me. whew. took a breath. most know i am from upstate new york- where the summers are beautiful and the economy is stagnant. it is probably a decent microcosm for most of the more rural sections of the country in that- manufacturing was king here- and we had a lot of it. endicott-johnson shoes were born here as was IBM. had quite a few companies here in this area's heyday and folks here got used to a certain standard of living. well- jobs have hemorrhaged away and so has the population. i can understand folks want to keep decent paying jobs to raise a family and blah blah blah. my point- ah yes- well we have lockheed martin here and we make helicopters for bushie baby. yes, copters for the prez and the military- we got the contract last time. you would have thought we found a cure for cancer here. i read another blogger whose spouse has fought diligently with others in minnesota to stop the making of depleted uranium bombs- and the company is planning to move now. well, the town where they want to move- says it doesn't give a shit what the company does as long as it's up to code. so- let me get this straight- we are willing to sell our soul to the devil for a fucking pay check.
apparently, we here in america are not aware that this country was founded on making our own way and integrity and what not. we are currently willing to prostitute ourselves to the highest corporate bidder in order to keep the lifestyle to which we have become accustomed. to which WE have become accustomed. so it is perfectly ok- to bitch and bemoan the state of affairs around the world and then get into the car and drive to work at lockheed martin or alliant technologies and punch the fucking time clock.
no wonder we are the world's joke. day after day of corruption scandals at every level of government- and no one held accountable. now, i know why. can't very well hold these folks accountable when we have our hand in the same cookie jar now can we?