|am i crazy to be thinking about how fucked up
things are right now? i guess it started with the
election 2000 coup, when the kinda goth-looking Supreme
Court ordained G.W. Bush "president." Then, 5 months before 9/11,
the same court
expanded individual police powers, making the U.S. a de facto
police state. it looked like the Enron scandal might
put Bush in his place (jail), but that all blew over due to corporate media's
vested interests and/or lack of courage.
orders vetoed freedom of information and the
PATRIOT Act allows for unchecked KGB-style wiretaps in the name of "homeland
security." but guess what--this country was built on people fleeing the
provincialism and intolerance of "the homeland." my parents did, when they
left Czechoslovakia in 1968. they knew first-hand
how quickly and completely freedom could be taken away.
so what's it going to be? nuclear war? environmental catastrophe? or an
totalitarianism of prisons and re-education? whichever path, it will
be extreme. in the meantime, i am grateful to have friends like
Jesse, Adria, and Matt, who can get the typewriter
to make sense.