Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Worse Than Watergate

This is an op-ed written by a current U.S. attorney. It's disturbing, to say the least, to read this kind of disdain and ire from a longtime public servant, especially his acknowledgment of inevitable reprisal, but what else is new? Clearly there is nothing anyone can do at this point in this lockstep right wing environment, but expect more and more along its lines as President Job runs the country into the ground.

It struck me more than ever this past Fourth of July that there is nothing America stands for or achieves that can now honestly be considered the best the world has to offer (the arts aside, since we still do pretty well when it comes to books, music and movies; science, too, but that's because we poach from other countries, and the quest for more money tends to corrupt even the most noble discoveries). Hopefully in a little more than a year things will start to swing back to reason and hope as opposed the current caustic and cancerous climate.

The sad thing is, we're still a Democracy, and I have a sneaking suspicion the state of things actually reflect the way a (slight) majority of Americans think. In which case maybe we're screwed no matter what.


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