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Monday, 24.May.2004

8:07 - sometimes, even I get dismayed // political news and ranting

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Usually, when I see all sorts of shit flying around the politics of the world, my only response is to laugh. Not because I find it actually "funny", per-se, but more of a "wow, these people sure are stupid" kind of laugh. Like the type you do when watching the 'Jackass' show. You see something horrbile, painfull, and clearly lacking in intelligence, and you can't help but laugh.

Sometimes, though, the chain of 'current events' just gets so blatent and clear, I have to stop laughing because I realize that no one else around me seems to make the connections.

it's sad, really. To listen to people talking on the light rail (another reason I love public transit, you get more in touch with the masses and can better know what the sheep are thinking (if you can call it thought)), hearing them actually *supporting* the efforts of the current US administration. It makes me wonder if they have any knowledge of military history or if they have the slightest clue what's going on beyond the pre-packed soundbites being spoon-fed to their pathetic little minds.

Not only has the US government launched a war on false pretense, but they are now trying to be removed from possibility of prosecution for war crimes, and are moving to make the draft (male and female this time, folks) ready for action. There have been warnings that another major terrorist attack is highly likely to happen before election time this year. It's not hard to imagine that the elections might very well be called off on account of that attack (and I'm not the only one saying this, either). And, even if the election does go through, many areas are moving to using electronic voting devices which can have their voting results easilly altered without anyone knowing otherwise.

At some point, you have to accept that certain conclusions can be reasonably drawn from all this.

Sure, all those conditions are speculation (well, except the first, that is). The various pieces of legislation and petitions could be struck down, the election could go off without a hitch, and the results from the machines can be accurate and no one suspects anything. Perhaps you can belive all this, and that's great. My optimism, unfortunately, isn't that powerful.

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From:gregory_geiger
Date:10:20 24.May.2004 (UTC)

you know...

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I hear New Zeland is beutiful ...
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From:lograh
Date:10:31 24.May.2004 (UTC)

Re: you know...

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I'm looking more and more seriously at Germany. I've now got the language lessons on der'pod and am listening to them daily. :)
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