it is a beautiful sunday morning here in upstate new york and i am only half way through my first cuppa joe. which means that my eyes- while not fully focused- can stay open on their own :) i happened over to the sirens chronicles- and is my wont- and demon princess is on a roll. she has 2 really hard hitting posts on the corruption that is bushco.
here and here
as i sat here drinking my coffee, i felt a bit of a wave of despair wash over me. now, i am usually a champion of the underdog, but at 20 something percent approval rating- and lower for other members of the cabal- i don't think i can support them. i am beginning to think that they won't be stopped. there have been so many brave souls who have stood up to these people to try to save this country- to what end? valerie plame got her ass handed back to her last week by a loyal bushie. they have successfully taken over all facets of government. even congress is thwarted by the reach. not that they had many balls or strategies to start with- but they only have a slim majority and i do know enough about the congressional branch to know that they can't do much with it.
every day that we are impotent, they grow stronger. they know that the country is not behind them. they know that there have been gop defectors. they know that the whole world is not standing with them. they outright lie.
and no one does anything about it. no one. and i am not sure why.
i don't have the answers. i am at a loss to explain why. i have mulled and mulled and the only answer i keep coming back to is that americans are apparently too self centered and self serving to not buy into bushco. we rank and file apparently don't count. power is apparently, a very addictive drug because once people get into positions of power- goddamned if they want to give it up. used to be that the ideal was- public service to the greater good. now- public service is a means to an end. we are in all sorts of trouble. machiavelli wasn't a nice man to role model.