taking to heart what my faithful readers said in the last post- and having a second cuppa to compose my thoughts- i will launch into my thoughts :) yesterday was a long day- one of those days that just universally go wrong- everybody i talked to said their day wasn't stellar. perhaps it was effecting me- who knows? for all of lindsey's bloviatiings, i see bloggers backing away and leaving. oh, not the big ones like kos and huffpo- but as much as they helped 'the cause' it was the bloggers like me and my blog buddies all over the world- who really carried the weight. we dissminated news and spread the truth so that the propaganda fell flat.
and now, many of us on the left are tired. we are content to take a breather while president obama does the 'heavy lifting' because, hey, we elected him to do that and we trust him, right? we shouldn't. even if he and his admin were the most trustworthy bunch on the planet- that isn't what america stands for. the founding fathers, contrary to popular belief, fought each other over putting so much power in the hands of 'the people.' john adams and his contingent, apparently the forerunners of the cheney contingent, wanted the government to rule- as 'the great unwashed' could not be trusted with that kind of power. so, the fact that we started out with a government modeled on a democratic republic is remarkable.
it isn't enough to vote. polls are done all of the time here in america- and generally what they show- most americans want social programs- basic human needs met. it's only a small few out of the 300 million or so who live here that want white supremacy and war. but those are the ones who are fighting us to get their power back. and we are deciding to put the foxes back in charge of the henhouse so as to get a bit of 'r and r' and that scares me. we are relaxing and letting our guard down and it will be the end of us. sigh. so, the question is- what should we be doing? in the face of the guerilla war ahead- can we ever win it? it's like our own iraq without the bombs.
anyhoo, i imagine that i will decide to stick around- perhaps not as much as lately- but it seems to ebb and flow. i will continue mulling and reading others and hopefully, it will give me the shot i need to jump start.
at the peace tree today.