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Friday, September 22, 2006

The World's Gone Mad

I've gotten out of the habit of blogging regularly. Life's been hectic but good and without major crises, so I've had little time to write and nothing in my personal life to gripe about even if I did have time.

But what's held me back from posting even more is that everywhere I look around the world, there's something to be disturbed about, and that just gets overwhelming after a while.

  • Bush is still lying and obfuscating, and Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers are dying.

  • Bush is still trying to make torture by the U.S. military legal, so we can't try him for war crimes.

  • Former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell, who sold his soul to Bush to help make the administration's bogus case for war in Iraq, has finally grown a spine enough to take a stand against his former boss's desire to legalize torture, saying that the world has begun to "doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism." Ya think?

  • Under the White House–Republican compromise on the torture bill, Bushco still gets to torture but without reprisal from the U.S.The U.S. has been conducting military operations in Iran for several months already because Bush will go ahead with his plan for a war with Iran.

  • The pope has insulted Muslims, who've responded with violence.

  • Katrina survivors are still being screwed.

  • Oncologists are making money off of the cancer drugs they prescribe for their patients.

  • There's been a coup in Thailand.

  • The genocide in Darfur continues.

Sometimes it's all too depressing to contemplate.


Imperatrix said...

And no one -- no one -- in the mainstream batted an eye when the same man who INSISTED we didn't have secret prisons abroad turned around and said, "Yeah, we're bringing these guys to Guantanamo from our secret prisons abroad, and I want my guys to be able to torture them."

I think the bad guys are winning because those of us who would resist are just emotionally drained.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Maybe that was part of their plan all along, Imperatrix—to overwhelm us all so that they'd have free reign. I'll be resisting again soon, though. Sometimes you just have to recharge your batteries.

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