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Sunday, June 10, 2007

A Long, Hot Summer

Another great post linked to by Blue Gal outlines and explores the challenges of the next few months. It really is a mind-boggling list, and as you read through the litany of malfeasance, incompetence, mendacity and sheer fuckery of this administration's "accomplishments" you may feel an eerie sense of emergency. That would be appropriate. Richard Power at Words of Power (emphasis mine):
Will they actually get away with it all? Looking the other way before 9/11. Lying the country into an invasion and then turning the ensuing occupation into a debacle. Indulging in criminal negligence before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. Suppressing the truth about global warming, and wasting seven years that the human race could not afford to waste. Gutting the coffers and plunging the nation into deepening debt. Politicizing the US Department of Justice. Prostituting vital government agencies like the EPA and the FDA. And so much more. Will they actually get away with it all?

[snip]

We wander in a wasteland between Reason and Madness.

The euphoria of victory was fleeting.

The slim majorities garnered in the 2006 mid-term elections did not deliver enough votes to override the sociopath in the White House or outmaneuver the Cult formerly known as the Republican Party in the halls of Congress.

Fear, disillusionment and uncertainty are rising again...

Or Fear and Loathing. It seems a little silly, but I can't help but feel that this is the endgame of a battle which boiled to a peak in the 60's-70's and has been simmering ever since. If so, it's a-boilin' again. I recommend the read, if only to add a little body to your hair - it'll unfailingly raise it.

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