Monday, December 10, 2007
ahhh.... the jump start to the rest of the week. is it me or does one slide into the other? perhaps it's because i am approaching what is affectionately known as 'middle age' that time seems to race by. when i was a kid, i always wanted to be older- cooler (well, i got the older right :) when i hit my 20's i knew then that i wanted it to slow down. sigh. time stands still for no one. so- here i am on a monday morning in december sipping my morning coffee as i am wont to do every morning- wondering what the hell i am going to do with myself. i know- everyone has a rough patch now and again- but there isn't anything i would rather be doing. the overwhelming short sightedness and stupidity and small mindedness and greed of politics just sucks the life right out of me. i cannot wrap my mind around the complete self centeredness of what these greedy, grasping pricks have done and continue to do to my country and planet. without a quiver of conscience. and it sucks my soul away. the fact that there are people in this country and on this planet who look at other human beings as less than for a variety of reasons- baffles me. standing by helplessly looking on because the thinkers among us know what we have to do but won't lead us to do it- saddens me. speaking out is good. telling the truth and dragging it out into the light against their will- is good. but again- what do we do with that truth? piling truth upon truth against their lies only buries us or makes our burden heavier. how are we going to use the truth? and why are we still continuing to play nice? why are we still holding out hope that those 'people' we elected to represent our interests will? are we cowards? do we not have the stomach for what must happen? will we continue to lie in the fetal position and whimper about how our rights were taken away and we can't assemble? people. please. i would be on the front lines but i won't put myself out there with me and 3 other people. i am not going to risk my life and my family's because i know that if and when push comes to shove- the people in this country would push me under the bus and run. my one hope is that someone in the next generation- if the planet holds out that long- will have the balls and the ovaries- to stand up and do what needs doing. they just might have the courage. the courage to get their heads out of their asses and recognize that you can't fight tyranny with a corrupt court system and a police state run by said tyranny. 'when in the course of human events...'