I could be your psychiatrist. Because my schedule is full I will utilize this blog to clarify, interpret and confront the American Scene to help you better understand your own target symptoms of anxiety and depression without charging you the going rate.

Monday, April 03, 2006

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

"Life is so light that if you make even a tiny mark everthing is changed forever". Or to put it another way, our world is so fragile and interdependent that even a single flap of a butterfly's wings can cause a ripple effect resulting in a great storm. As I watched the deteriorating domestic and global scene on the Sunday morning news programs yesterday I began to search for some mark, some flap of a wing that could have caused the horrible path that we now find ourselves on. And then I saw them---fragile, diminutive hanging chads. Oh my God, that's it! It's November, 2000 and people are trying to analyze them, count them and ultimately derive from them who voted for whom. And when the decision was made George W. Bush was ours -.- thanks to some hanging chads. The negative chain reaction of events from that point continues till today. Here's how the downhill slide looks.
Hanging chads counted----------Bush sworn in---------incompetent and disinterested leadership begins---------vacations instead of meetings-----9-11---------------patriotic flag waving---------"Saddam is the real enemy"--------"Screw the U.N"----------"mission accomplished"-----"the terrorists are out to get us"-----"only I can protect you"-----------"of course not if you're gay and you want to get married"---------"let's save Terry Sciavo"------of course not with stem cell research----------"the levies are breached?" -----"who knew?"------"actually all is well"--------"the media just won't report that"

See what a hanging chad can do. Who knows how Gore and Leiberman would have done but let's face it, they could not have done worse. And we most certainly would have been spared Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, the neo-cons, Abu Graib, freedom fries, Karl Rove and the Crawford ranch. Hopefully, somewhere there's a butterfly flapping.

1 Comments:

Blogger Pamela said...

You are brilliant! Thank you for putting the reality out there! Love, Pamela and Alicia!

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