I’ve decided to try my hand at blogging, that being the Thing To Do these days. Who knows; Something Good may even come of it.
It seems we’ve crossed a threshhold in this past election, if that’s what it was, a Rubicon, if you will. As the events of September 11, 2001 served as an excuse for the Neocons to do what they’ve wanted to do since the Nixon administration, so this past election solidified the predetermined path followed by the bumbling herd of conservatives temporarily in charge of the Oval Office.
Recent events have verified that the people of the United States have little, if any, say in the path of this government, our government no longer. The electoral process has been snatched from the hands of the people and given over wholly to those with their hands on the reins of power. Inconvenient details are brushed quickly out of sight, such as Bush’s electronic cheating during the campaign debates, contradictory evidence documented at the site of the Pentagon “airliner” crash, still no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and the vast panoply of lies ignored by this nation’s corporate press. Reality is stacked up against manufactured perception, and, so far, reality has lost.
What to do, what to do?
“There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!” – Mario Savo, UC Berkely, 1963
The time is now. It’s time for a new form of monkeywrenching, making use of all the tools we have at hand, solid mechanical tools as well as the ephemoral electronic toools, such as web sites, discussion lists and this here blog.
Anything to get the owrd out, keep the drums beating through the long dark night to come.
Come back again, pull up a cactus by the fire and let’s have a chat.