Tuesday, March 18, 2014
We are sick
I’ve written little of late. It’s not that I don’t feel the need, but instead that it pains me so much to say what needs to be said. I am disgusted, dismayed and appalled by the direction my country has taken, the bluster and blunder of our leaders, facsimiles of honorable men and women from our past; their words may sound similar to something you once heard and believed, but now they’re hollow, rendered meaningless by a near total lack of conviction and an absence of heart and honor. I am so fucking tired of hearing John Kerry issue wolf tickets. The cocksucker couldn’t whip his way out of a wet paper bag, but he imperils your kids every time he opens his clap trap with threats he can’t back up. I tire of hearing Obama tell us how exceptional our country is. Have you taken a look around lately, cocksucker? And then to hear people like John McCain trying to one-up every aggressive move Obama makes as if the only mistake is that it wasn’t grand enough. An illness has crept into or perhaps grows from our society, so easily bought with cheap-made shit, stolen from or conned out of the hands of poor laborers, modern day slaves from around the planet. Real conservatives have been replaced by neo-cons, true liberals by neo-liberals, imperialists and corporatists, disloyal to their own country and citizens, a multinational class of opportunistic thieves and fraudsters. Both cry, what’s in it for me, none appear the least bit interested in offering anything in return. Members of the press have become compliant lap-dogs, eagerly disseminating propaganda you’d think people would see through, but they swallow it like poisoned kool-aid. Either that or they just don’t give a damn. What the fuck, people? I take no solace from the fact that it’s equally as bad or worse in other countries around the world. This changes nothing about whom and what we have become. There was a time when I took pride in this country and its people. That time is gone. We are sick. Sometimes sick people get well; sometimes they die. Nations are no different.