Alright, people, are any of y’all going to post with something helpful? I am feeling totally depressed. I’m trying not to. I console myself with “we lived through Reagan and the first Bush, we can live through this.” But I alternate with, “so how do you know when the water is starting to boil and it’s time to flee for your life?” I am the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors after all.
I consider the poor educational system in this country, our provincial attitudes towards the rest of the world — I mean, how many people in the U.S. can actually name and locate an African country or a baltic state on a map? Forget that, how many could even find France?
I listen to Democracy Now! and realize that most everyone else is watching Fox News or some derivation. I really do think that Rupert Murdoch is the anti-christ and I don’t even believe in that stuff. I do believe Michael Moore when he says that Americans are decent people — or at least like to think they are decent people. So what is it? Are we, as a country, just so poorly informed that we fall for all the doublespeak? Are we so anti-intellectual that half of us are willing to vote for an arrogant upper class man who pretends to be a good ol’ working class boy?
‘Course it wasn’t like the choices were terribly great — giant douche or turd sandwich? You South Park fans will get the reference. Guess I’ll just watch the Daily Show and South Park and try to keep my depression from becoming overwhelming.