Avedon on how bad it is
Avedon Carol posts on how bad things have become.
I'm getting a little tired of the idea that it's such a big deal that a minority woman has been nominated to such a high post, as if it's never happened before. Whenever Clinton did it, the Republicans did everything they could to knock 'em down, of course. But since Condi's predecessors at State were a black man and a white woman, it's hard to be too impressed about it all.. The playing of the race card is usually found in politics when few rational arguments are left. I've got nothing against the Bush administration. They were elected at least once, and so are the people's choice. The people are rarely mistaken, my friend, just think of the enduring popularity of Full House and BBQ chicken flavoured potato chips. Avedon is just noting the bitter feel of listening to a lie that not only you know is a lie, but it's pretty obvious the ones telling it don't much believe it either. Some on the left argue the administration is evil - which is a bit over-the-top for me...I just think they are not competent. I also don't think much of either of the big two parties we get to choose from, as I cannot agree with either of them. Is there a party for someone who is for gun rights, dooens't want knew laws around the wombs, and is generally against going to war and then making up a reason for it afterwards?
But if things do not go well, we just have to be more happy-go-lucky, cracking jokes as various civilizations fall into ruin. It's truly the post-ironic way to live. As I told someone at work today, "I hear Bush has declared he wants you dead or alive - so you can expect a long, free life".