… what it is ain’t exactly clear …. you better stop, hey what’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down – 60s song
There is most definitely a vibe of something going on around this here country. Not sure what it is but it’s happening.
Taken from Kos:
Compared to the threats we face now by the criminal conspiracy squatting in the Shite House, if Nixon was alive I’d go take him out for a walk and an ice cream cone. The revelation of the identity of Deep Throat points up to me how much more dangerous the neo-cons are than Nixon’s gang, how dreadful the media is now by comparison and how truly stupid, lazy, greedy and complacent most of my friends and acquaintances are compared to my friends and acquaintances in 1974. I didn’t feel hemmed in by “Good Germans” all around me in 1974, and that’s not because I didn’t know the history of Nazism. I knew people who were for the Vietnam War and people who were against it, I didn’t know ANYONE who was so fucking lazy they didn’t even know what was happening. Nowadays I meet people who STILL can barely tell Iran from Iraq and call Iranians and Afghans and Pakistanis “Arabs” and look blank when I say Fallujah. Maybe I moved in a rarified circle or something but no one anywhere on the political spectrum would have given you that dumb-yuppie-puppy look I get ten times a day here in Silicon Valley if you mentioned My Lai. (Oh, mention money and real estate and they can talk your ear off animatedly; they just don’t give a crap what the US is doing as long as THEY have money).
That, more than anything, is what makes me feel a sense of impending doom.
Worse–it makes me feel that as a nation WE DESERVE IT. We are a rogue nation, war criminals backed up by a populace divided between theocratic nuts, struggling but largely ineffectual progressives, and a vast, amoral mass of Stepford people who are about to get a king-sized kick in the ass from the universe. Unfortunately that kick is going to land on all of us, not just the ones who deserve it.
As a student of history, I will feel satisfaction–aw, hell, let me be candid, I will feel giddy glee–when this shameful country gets its long-delayed and richly deserved comeuppance. Sic semper tyrannus and all that.
As a human being, I grieve for all the human suffering that the ignominious end of our hubristic reign of terror on this planet will bring.