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Sunday, June 22

No You're Not Crazy

This is the beginning of something from the AP that Peter caught:

Everything seemingly is spinning out of control
WASHINGTON - Is everything spinning out of control? Midwestern levees are bursting. Polar bears are adrift. Gas prices are skyrocketing. Home values are abysmal. Air fares, college tuition and health care border on unaffordable. Wars without end rage in Iraq, Afghanistan and against terrorism.

Horatio Alger, twist in your grave.

The can-do, bootstrap approach embedded in the American psyche is under assault. Eroding it is a dour powerlessness that is chipping away at the country's sturdy conviction that destiny can be commanded with sheer courage and perseverance. and it goes on about how we feel like we're losing control because of the reality of today's world.
It's not seemingly out of control. It is out of control. Nature is acting like a tyrant. The tyrants are acting like tyrants to the nth degree. The US tyrants must be blackmailing leaders of every other country on the planet. Everyone complains about our leader and how he's screwing up the world, but so far, no country arrested bush on his European farewell tour. (I was secretly counting on that because I know that we won't have a Normandy invasion to save us) The British tried to protest but got nowhere. I make dozens of phone calls but usually get nowhere. What do they say about people who keep doing the same things over and over again? man oh man... How discontent do people have to be in order to rise up collectively?

I wonder if the lack of sunspot activity has anything to do with it.

Is anyone out there content? Let me know. I should like to live vicariously through you.

"Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself." -1984, George Orwell

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