I haven't said much for a while. Period. But today, it's time for me to say a little.
First of all, to my friends: if I ever disappear, the neo-fascists probably have me.
Secondly, why aren't we more responsive to what's going on in our country? Look at France. The government makes pension, etc. changes, and there's rioting in the streets. But in the US, the government slowly takes away our civil liberties, our money, our right to be good citizens of the earth, and we sit and stare blankly at our televisions, wondering who's going to win this season of American Idol.
What is it going to take? Why isn't there revolution in the streets? Another Iraq War anniversary is here, and I didn't even know there was a march going on this weekend. Where are the true opposition leaders? There are so many little factions of progressive thinkers, there's no real figurehead or organization to rally everyone together. And the Democrats are so afraid that they won't get re-elected if they grow some balls and speak out, that they just roll over and play dead. When are they going to bloody realize that speaking out and fighting for what is right is what the people need and want?! Didn't they listen to all of those so-called "swing voters" in 2004, who said they didn't know what Kerry stood for, but heck, Bush spoke "frankly," so they'd vote for Bush? If they'd just friggin' speak out and fight for the real cause, they'd win some elections! Perhaps people would actually tune in and pay attention if something ever happened in Washington (other than rampant abuse of power).
Sometimes I think the Democrats are in on it--the destruction of the middle and lower classes. It really is turning into 1984, and nobody's doing anything. Soon enough, we'll all just be cogs in the wheel--too scared to speak up, be different, or fight for justice.
What do we do?! How can we drive this thing? Why can'y we get a competent person at the helm?