Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye, decade of the tens

Thus ends the year, and the first ten years of the twenty-first century. At this rate, there may not be a twenty-second. Gah.

We started the decade as a treasonous Supreme Court coup d'etat took over the presidency of the country-- yeah, when they actually bothered to count the votes cast, the other guy won. Now no matter who is in charge, we have a government that believes in neverending war, spreading terror, murder, torture, and crushing any dissent. We've become the old Soviet Union, the bad guys we used to fight against. We have a government that actively works against its own people. Why do we tolerate this? I guess we're afraid of any other alternative.

We will go bankrupt before we stop sending troops to die and bombs to kill overseas. The desire of the taxpayers to support this wasting of billions may be infinite, but we will eventually have no more billions to pour into overseas deserts. What happens then, when we've gone bust, after making enemies of the rest of the world? Payback's gonna be a bitch.

So many people are trying to do good, but as long as those at the top are destroying us, we are losing the battle. Let's spend the next ten years restoring the rule of law, rather than the whim of tyrants. Let's prosecute for illegal actions, in a country where no person is above the law-- the way the Founding Fathers set it up.

If we don't, it's going to be a damn grim world for our children.

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