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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A lazy day at Total Drek

Okay, that's not an entirely accurate title. A better one would be, A day when Drek is too busy to blog about much of anything. That just doesn't have the same ring, however. Indeed, I am too busy and under too much time pressure right now to write some sort of post. So, in lieu of my usual "wisdom" allow me to direct you over to Jesus' General where a quite striking post on the current political situation recently appeared. It begins as follows:

Forgive me for interrupting, but for the last few hours I've been struggling with a post juxtaposing the Christian right's obsession with sexual morality and theocracy with their lack of concern about torture and murder. I can't finish. It's too painful to address satirically.

I've been in a funk for the last few weeks. I'm absolutely horrified by what my country has become. Corruption has replaced the rule of law. The media has sold its watchdog role for a few pieces of silver and invitations to the ruling class' cocktail parties. The owners in our ownership society are rigging the system to enslave the rest of the population through debt.

Worst of all, where we were once a nation that at least pretended to value human rights, we now celebrate torture and eagerly commit murder in the name of promoting freedom.

America has lost its soul.

It's worth reading, even if it makes for depressing fare on the day before Thanksgiving.

Have a look.


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