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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Human and Proud

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This post is for Suheir, for teaching me the great Lesson.



Hello dear friends of Green September.

If you can imagine being give a huge dose of speed then being thrown into an industrial-sized blender all while having the worst migraine headache of your life, you get the picture of what things have been like for yours truly these past weeks.

As of eight minutes ago I still had a pulse and was drawing breath, so at least there is that.

All of your kind words of support have meant more than I could ever try to say. Thank you.

The truth is that I'm a bit overwhelmed about trying to catch up. Where do I start? Cheney's itchy trigger finger? Cindy Sheehan's disgraceful treatment at the State of the Onion party?
Mosques blowing up?

Or how about the fact that thus far a President who has broken the law by spying on American citizens hasn't even been questioned by anyone in a position to do anything about it?

How about selling our ports her in America to the country that allegedly attacked us on September 11?

I admit it. I'm overwhelmed. Scandal fatigue. Post Traumatic Outrage Disorder or something. I truly don't know what to say to a lot of the shit that's going on other than : Told you so.

I'm too tired to laugh gleefully when Republicans like my own Congressman Zach Wamp react with shock, shock I say, when speaking on local radio about the Saudi ports deal. What! Bush and the White House incredibly incompetent or just down right uncaring about homeland security?!!!! Shocked!!!!

I can't laugh because I know that all of this is costing our future. Yours and mine. The money, energy, and human beings being squandered by this administration cannot be kept track of. Even if we had accurate information of what these people have done, you still could not keep pace with the tally of daily atrocities being committed.

Perhaps I sound a bit defeatist. Not really. I'm just being realistic. I know that if giant aliens from the planet Gleebfar (fuck you spell checker, let's see you find a close match for that) came down and kidnapped the entire Bush administration. we would still be generations in paying for their horrid policies.

But I still believe. I still believe that one person can make a difference. I still believe that the future can be bright.

It will be bright wherever I call home. I will teach my child that there is goodness, hope, and nobility in the human spirit and I will attempt to demonstrate this in my actions. I want my son to know the truth about humans. We can be violent, bloody barbarians while at the same time looking at the stars and dreaming. We are light and we are the shadow cast by light. Nietzsche and Gandhi were both right. We are an ugly/beautiful race that is simply finding it's way.
Some disagreed with a post a while back when I included Bush, Cheney and the Neo-Cons as part of the great Us. Now more than ever we need to remember that the opposition are indeed human beings with fears an foibles just like us. Because if we simply say these men are monsters or worse, obstacles to be removed on the way to Utopia, we fall into the Abyss of inhumanity that we fight so hard against. It's very simple, the only way to keep our humanity in the world that is and that is to come, is to do just that: keep our humanity. Love more, for those that do not love. Hate injustice more for those that do not. Live loud! Fight and fuck and be angry and compassionate! Be exactly what and who you are and be it like a beacon in darkness a thousand fathoms deep.

It's all we can do right now. Remember hope. Cling to each other, and know that dawn follows night.

1 Comments:

  • At 12:08 AM, Blogger Again said…

    thanks, Robert

    It will be bright wherever I call home. I will teach my child that there is goodness, hope, and nobility in the human spirit and I will attempt to demonstrate this in my actions. I want my son to know the truth about humans

    the grassroots in America are strong and you are part of them - proud to know you

     

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