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Konnichiwa, bitches!

Posted by Mick on February 18, 2010 – 8:09 pm

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

There was a plane crash in Austin today.  Early reports indicate that a deeply troubled man set fire to his house and then flew a small plane into a building that houses, among other things, an IRS office.  It’s a tragedy.  I think we can all agree that it’s a tragedy, can’t we?

I’m already seeing posts blaming the attack on the government.  The conspiracy theorists have already started in claiming this is a psychological operation, one more rung in the New World Order’s attempt to bring Martial Law to the United States. The left-wingers are blaming the right-wingers, especially the tea-baggers (I could write an entire rant on those folks, but I won’t).  The right are already screaming that Obama is going to use this to condemn the “liberty movement”.

I DIGRESS ONLY SLIGHTLY:  Does anyone but me find it funny that the same people who used to call you unpatriotic if you didn’t support our President (when that was Bush) are now calling themselves Patriots for NOT supporting our President (when it’s Obama)?

This is why I have had to stop being political.  I’m tired of the dogma, tired of the rhetoric, tired of the us versus them arguments.  Conservative good, liberal bad.  Everything is Bush’s fault, everything is Obama’s fault.  Sarah Palin is apparently calling for another revolution.  And no one seems to give a shit that the country is spiraling down the drain, not because of the liberals, not because of the conservatives, but because of party politics.  It’s more important to follow the party line so your district can get fat pork barrel projects and your candidate can get elected and who can we blame for the mess we’re in.  Forget about fixing the mess.  Forget about representing the people.  It’s a power game.  I’m not going to play anymore.

I want to care.  I want to be involved.  I want to make a difference.  There’s simply no one to believe in anymore.  Left, right, conservative, liberal; they are all the same as far as I’m concerned.  Men and women who are pretending to care about what we, the people, care about, but who in reality care about nothing but furthering their own power, primarily the power to make a profit.  Cash rules every thing around me.  CREAM, get the money.  Dollar dollar bill, y’all.

I feel sorry for the man who did this.  His life took some tragic turns.  From his purported suicide note it would seem that life dealt him a bad hand and it didn’t do anything but get worse.  He snapped.  I can sympathize with that.  I’ve been beaten down by life in the past, and it’s hard not to snap.  This guy snapped, and he did something horrible.  Thankfully, it appears that he may not have killed anyone, or if he did it’s only one or two people.  I feel sorry for the person or people who may have died in this incident.  What a way to go, you’re just doing your job, you walk in to the break room, and POW, a plane slams into the building.  I feel sorry for the poeple who were there and didn’t die.  That’s a weight to carry around for the rest of your life.  Trust me, near death experiences like this will fuck with your head.  It’s tragic and sad and we should all be hugging the ones we love, thankful for one more day to share with them.  We should be reaching out to the people who were hurt by this.  What should we not be doing?  Playing the blame game.

I weep for my country.  I pray for a Renaissance, a wave of enlightenment that will wash over us and lead to a new generation of leaders who will put the needs of the people before their own self interest.  Leaders who aren’t beholden to a party doctrine.  Leaders who care more about what’s right than what’s profitable.  I pray for that, but I don’t believe we’re going to get it anytime soon.

What can we, the people, do?  One thing and one thing only.

Be good to each other.


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  1. 1. DJCaustin Said:

    You’re wife and my GF need to meet. I think they can commiserate. when the *system* gets messed up, things are not right with the world!

  2. 2. Mick Said:

    I’m down. Make that happen!

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