Friday, January 04, 2008

open thread friday- gearing up for 2008

again, this country was on the edge of getting some real change in a different direction and possibly some real healing. and again- we are choosing to keep the status quo because we fear change. here's the deal- change is going to happen whether you want it to or not. it isn't comfortable but it isn't always bad. we need a leader in the white house-- and we need leaders in the congress. the court system is fucked because bushco packed it full of neo cons for decades. in order to get those leaders, we have to actually start changing. i am not trying to be cryptic- so here it goes- this country and the global world is in a big fat hairy mess. there are pockets on this planet that are doing well- but the reality is- when our ship sinks, it takes the rest of the world with it- and our ship has a titanic sized hole in it. we can't sustain our lifestyle- and yes, i wish i could continue to live in the lap of luxury with my 10 year old car and 120 year old apartment with its 6 whole rooms- but it won't be easy with prices for everything going up and the value of the dollar going down. we can't sustain sucking up 25% of the world's resources as 2008 is poised to be one of the hottest years on record- and many places here in america and around the world suffer drought. you think talking elmo dolls were hard to get a few cmases back- wait until water is $100 an ounce.

my point is- just because you hide from a problem doesn't make it go away. just because you don't want to think about it doesn't mean you won't have to. we have many problems to overcome and the folks in iowa clearly don't see that. i have a feeling that the folks in new hampshire- might. but then again- those two states are as diametrically opposed as any other section to our country. this is what happens when you have a population who is used to doing rather than thinking- and incurious and intellectually lazy. we have always been people of action and reaction not thinking things through. our country is still young and we grew up too soon- we are still adolescent compared to other countries in the world. this election wouldn't matter nearly as much if the whole planet didn't hang in the balance. we have to somehow wrest control of the planet from the 700+ billionaires who are currently running the show for the rest of the 2 or 3 billion of us on the globe. clinton ain't gonna do it. edwards and obama may try but i don't think they are up to the task. in fact, none of the candidates running on either side inspire confidence in me. i have to go with honesty. as much honesty in any politician as there can be. i have to go with kucinich and paul.

apparently, i am in the minority. hopefully, the rest of the country will now take a good strong look at the second tier- but i won't hold my hand on my ass waiting for that to happen.

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