Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Crap I Learned in High School

With bitter irony I remember all the self-congratulatory bullshit we were taught in government class and "history" about checks and balances, civil rights, government by the people et cetera, et cetera, ad nauseam. What a happy little myth all that was, a fantasy sent aloft for the Baby Boomers on the after dinner vapors of safety, isolation and prosperity. Come the first little taste of reality, 9/11, we dropped all that democracy nonsense like a prom dress, handing our destiny over to the rentacops of Blackwater et al. Having arranged immunity for his torturers with the Military Commisions Act, Bush is now arranging immunity for his wiretappers, very few in Congress having paid any attention to "the uphold and defend the Constitution" part of their oaths.

Then again, why should they, when great legal minds like Antonin Scalia bring the moral maturity of a Cub Scout, along with the Jack Bauer Gambit to the international discourse, who can expect a lowly, graft-prone Senator to make a principled stand?

There's no real reason for hope, it seems. Still, with Obama getting about twice the votes Hillary is, and god knows how many more than McCain is, you would think the Vichycrats would pick up on the electorate's hunger for change.
Let's hope that Donna Edwards' victory over the Vichycrat incumbent Wynn is just the first of many. Throw them all out, and spit on them as they leave.


Post a Comment

<< Home