It’s about: Old men letting boys and girls do the fighting while America is on its way to the mall. Control of the oil that powers our days and lights our nights, that fuels our consumerism past satiety. Proving once again that our way is the best way if “they” would just see the truth in our words not our behavior.
It’s about: The oligarchy putting more money in its pocket. The munitions makers continuing their relentless march to making the world need more and more weapons. Fear in the populace that doesn’t want its life “style” disturbed by something unless its shown on TV. The need in our President to one up his Dad, to outdo his bro, and to out smart his friend, Bin Laden. The use of fear as a political bludgeon to control the voter, to manipulate the outcome, and to keep the Repugnants and Democants in perpetual power.
It’s about: The real inequity that the government of Iraq, under Hussein, visited on its people. The wonderful belief that a democratic government is a fair and balanced entity. The powerful belief in the saving grace of Christianity. The real doubt that people felt when confronted with the reality of the Twin Towers.
It’s about: The denial that all of us seemed to be gripped by. The willingness to blame someone else for our problems. The selfishness that keeps us consuming while a large portion of humanity goes hungry.
And it’s about this election and what our choice for President will say about our future.