"In response to my last couple of posts - which implored Americans to vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming US presidential election - those who disagree with me (both here and via email) often put forward arguments that basically amount to one thing: that I should have a better understanding of conservative “middle America” (of course, when they say “conservative” in this case, what they really mean is “Christian fundamentalist”). Indeed, they seem to think that everyone across the world should try to gain a better understanding of them. Well for one thing, understanding is a two way street: one of the biggest problems the outside world has with fundamentalist middle America is their apparent unwillingness to try and understand the rest of the world, and the effect of US foreign policy on it. Besides, they seem to be confusing understanding with agreement - just because we don’t agree with them, doesn’t mean we don’t understand them. Indeed, I suspect the majority of people understand fundamentalist middle America quite well, as they are - let’s face it - so simple."
america is going down the tubes- and no, not the internets tubes. i used to be bitter about it because the fact of the matter is- the shortsighted, greedy, selfish thought processes that brought us to this point- are bringing down people like me as well. and, i began to believe that a total collapse would be a blessing- a shock big enough to jolt people into thinking about others instead of just themselves- but i came back to reality. because, reality is, the history of human collapse and human nature isn't encouraging. in downtimes, people don't rally together for the common good- they prey on the weaker and take from them for their own gain. living side by side in suburbia seems like a mayberry type existence- until you have a garden or water supply not had by said neighbors- then, you have to worry.
i don't know exactly what's going to happen- but i do know it ain't gonna be purty. and those right wing moralist types- will be the first ones to strap on the gun and go a'huntin'- but only for god and country dontcha know.