Friday, September 08, 2006

Where'd I Go?
The Path from 9/11

Well, after the break from politics afforded by the Hawaii trip, I've really just been avoiding the subject.

How many times can one point out that Bush is possibly the worst president ever? And what's with the 35% of Americans who are still either too stupid or too intellectually dishonest to admit that the emperor has no brain?

What, really, is left to say about all of this?

And how 'bout that liberal media doing their best to fight the reality-based community with their fictional, factional, fractured re-writing of history, "The Path to 9/11"?

And what is it with right-wing bloggers who sputtered with rage over the recent Reagan teevee movie, but who seem downright gleeful about PT9/11's patent inaccuracies?

Since the election of 2000 I've watched things go to hell, and even more rapidly since 9/11. Many of us knew that Bush was bad news, but from very early on I was way, way more worried about him than any other sane person I knew. (My super-lefty friends always think that the sky is falling, so I ignore them for most purposes.)

My friends and colleagues joked about having an "intervention" after the 2000 non-recount. I was convinced that I had seen something very, very dangerous in the Bushies then. I was convinced that they were very, very much more dangerous than any of us had realized before the election. My friends joked about my reaction, but I'm fairly sure that--unfortunately--I turned out to be right. Last night over beers my most level-headed and perceptive friend admitted that.

Anyway, I'm just taking a short sort of break from politics. It's all too depressing.

On the bright side, I'm sleeping better and getting more philosophy done.


Blogger Jim said...

Breaks from politics are (sadly) required for one's sanity these days.

Enjoy life and philosophy!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Tom Van Dyke said...

I'd have thought Keith Olbermann wrote this, except for the philosophy and Hawaii parts. ;-)

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you worrying about these things when nuclear war will be upon us this Tuesday?

7:35 PM  

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