But, we all knew that the U.S. is suffering from intellectual rot. I came here today to rant a little about what is going on down south.
blergeatkitty was good enough to post a synopsis of how our Commander in Chief has done in the last couple days.
But wait, then I see shit like this email, likening the hurricane to a fetus, and therefore a sign of god’s wrath. Apparently the CCL did not notice that there are a metric fuckton more churches in old New Orleans then there are abortion clinics.
This country really makes me queasy. I have still not fully recovered my wits sufficiently to engage my family on the last major correspondence I got. Maybe I can move to Iraq. I mean, they are going to have a new constitution and stuff - maybe it will take a few years for the bullshit and corruption to overtake the democratic ideals (even if they are being forced upon a decidedly non-democratically inclined cultural group). But then, I read about the road their constitutional convention has taken and I realize, that is a shot in the dark.
For all its failings as a movie, one thing I loved about Starship Troopers was compulsory civil service to attain citizenship. If, in order to become ELIGIBLE for civil service, you had to pass a basic civics / intelligence exam, all the better. Oh yeah, tie citizenship to reproductive rights or something while you are at it - build your own utopia... Just add sea monkies.
I'm sorry I let my angst get the better of me - I really do have something constructive to say here.
Many of you who have known me for a long time know that I have long joked about "running away to" or "relocating" to New Orleans. Part of me is glad I never did - part of me wonders if I shouldn't. I have a couple friends there, there will clearly be opportunity to DO things once they pump the water out. Maybe this is an opportunity to be a part of the genesis of something, rather than constantly wishing for mass destruction and griping about the state of things.