Here I sit, less than a month before being canned from my
current job, unsure of what December, a dwindling economy,
and a high unemployment rate will bring, but certainly I think
that perhaps I will continue to survive - just barely. Although
being an out-and-out bleeding heart liberal under the Bush
administration is not going to be the easiest thing in the
My mind flutters briefly to an event that is still three
years away - a new election, and I wonder - how many Americans
are going to be sick and tired of this asshole by then?
Will the masses of unemployed people, whose benefits from
their states hardly equal their normal paying jobs, who might
have to be put onto the welfare lists, who will seek out as
much public assistance as they are legally (and perhaps illegally)
able to obtain - will these people vote for the man they perceive
as putting them there?
Will the masses of people whose sons and daughters have been
sent to fight a war of revenge vote for the man who helped
kill or endanger their children?
Will those whose relatives and close friends died in one
of the terrorist attacks vote for the man whose administration
likely contributed to their demise, through ignorance, lack
of intuition, or simply lack of foresight?
Will those who are part of a large corporation vote for a
man who is feeding the coffers of their already rich bosses,
but who is not contributing to their own financial future?
I think that over the course of this first year, people were
already getting angry with this President for his far right-winged
ideals, and who is now only holding his own because he is
diverting a lot of attention away from his misgivings through
a press eager to slant the news toward "revenge against the
man who harmed Americans on American soil."
Think about it - there were news articles that said (in August)
that his handlers were going to try to slant the news toward
a more centrist position, eager to divert the attention away
from his more extremist movements the first eight months of
his administration. This blew up in their faces with the advent
of 9/11, and now they have to hold their crossed fingers behind
their backs and hope that those members of the administration
far more comfortable with war and its consequences do what
is expected of them. Think about it - if there had BEEN no
real war, they would likely have had to invent one as a diversion
against the attention being focused on the birdbrain in the
I doubt if this man will get re-elected in 2004. Why? Because
he is proving, when people consider everything in retrospect,
that he is not the man for the job. Not only doesn't he have
the experience to continue a long, drawn out war, but he doesn't
have the ability to nurture foreign nations in any kind of
People are saying because he is "proving himself" with this
war, that he will be re-elected. But once this war is over,
and people are faced once again with the fact that much of
their civil liberties have been lost, that the environment
has been severely compromised because of favors to the gas,
oil and petroleum companies, that financially we are up to
our necks in debt ONCE AGAIN, that once again we will sink
into isolationism and a sense of hubris, I think people might
finally come to their senses and vote for the right person
to fill the position.
Let's keep up our dissent, for without freethinkers we are
doing nothing but continuing to stumble in the dark toward
the abyss of terminal repression.