Friday, August 03, 2007

Fear and Loathing

I try, I try hard to maintain a certain sang-froid when observing the political goings on in our nation's capital. But I can still be shocked, I am forced to recognize, by the utter cowardice and mendacity of our congresscritters, especially those of the Democratic stripe.

This new FISA law came out of nowhere by design, no one who knew about it wanted it to be discussed in the public sphere before it was a fait accompli, and now it's just that, on the way to the White House so Feckless Leader can mark his X and go back to sleep.

I suggest, if you are waiting for the elections in 2008 to make some kind of change in this country, give it up. If you're waiting for impeachment, I've got several bridges, including one in Minnesota, to sell you. Better to expect one of the bugs crawling up your wall will stand up and sing the Star Spangled Banner, better to anticipate that you'll win the lottery and so start making vacation plans, better to hope that peace on earth and goodwill towards men will animate the soul of Dick Cheney, it ain't gonna happen. The die is cast, snake-eyes!

There is no lie, no act of contempt, no spit in your face and laugh about it that Bush can do to Congress that will make them take action, except to crawl into their holes. Fear of their losing their miserable position at the trough is paramount, their only ambition is to get more slop.

There is no hope in politics in this country, there is no alternative, there is only the slurping of the hogs in power. It's a spectacle so gross that it's hard to believe it could continue for much more time without some kind of systems breakdown, but I remain without much hope, even in the powers of entropy. This swirling round and round in the toilet could continue for a hundred, two hundred years more, why not?

So please, don't talk to me about freedom, or democracy, any of that shit. Don't talk to me about supporting the Democrats, or voting, or participating in the process. I ain't buying. Fuck 'em all.

UPDATE: A reader points out that the bill still has to pass the House. It will.

UPDATE II: It did. X marks the spot.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

AFAIK this bill has not passed the House, so therefore it's still just that, a bill, and not a law.

8/04/2007 4:29 AM  
Blogger Dick Durata said...

It'll pass, the fix is in.

8/04/2007 9:46 AM  

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