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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

On the Wrong Bus


Old lady judges watch people in pairs

Limited in sex, they dare

To push fake morals, insult and stare

While money doesn't talk, it swears
--It's Alright Ma
, Bob Dylan


If you get on the wrong train,

you'll never get to the right station

____________________


Distractions. That
seems to be the name of the game in the U.S.A. 2010.

Upon reflection on the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, this is nothing but a diversionary battle. The question of "should homosexuals be fully integrated into our society" is an absurd one; the answer in a compassionate and democratic society, evident. Such inquiries are emotional hot button issues and pure smokescreen leading us from the urgent issues upon which hinge the survival of our nation.


The issue of allowing gays to serve like everyone else masks the far more important questions of why American soldiers are fighting and dying in Afghanistan at all, and why are they still positioned in Iraq. These are the questions that eclipse both the sun and the moon.


Ditto the abortion issue on which we spin our wheels, while ignoring the poverty and hunger that afflicts large portions of our population. Some oppose abortion, but forget about the fetus once it launches into the welfare system.
We are distracted railing against that which may be legislated, but not affected at all, while the clock is ticking and the contours of our nation constrict daily.

We ask the wrong questions, leading to conclusions which cannot help us address what sort of nation we will actually end up in.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nailed it!

Jay in N.C.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 12:49:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nailed it!"

Thatz what she said.

Still on the fence about abortion. Obviously, you'd like a society to mature to a point where it doesn't need to abort due to excess/reckless fornication. heh. fornication. Anyway, what i see is something of a correlation between someone becoming callous to the idea of aborting a potential child due to inconvenience (most people don't really think in global terms, usually personal), and the callousness or disinterest when "undesirable people" are being aborted via wars in far away lands.

Many younger people i know who are against wars are still very lackadaisical about speaking up about it, it's like this "man, life is too short, dude, to worry about shit you can't control, man, but yeah, war totally sucks". Sometimes I wonder if they're dropping thc into the water system. lol. j/k. They're actually a lot more eloquent and generally responsible but that's the gist i get. Occasionally some uber-organized chick will throw a party to raise mad cash for shoes or books for a village of kids or women affected or something, but it's totally like everyone is trying to be a politician and stuff. omg. No one wants to ruffle any feathers cuz everyone wants to keep their jobs and not piss-off a potential VIP, and meanwhile the killing continues. bummer, dude.

Perhaps the ultimate answer lies in a greater number of individuals becoming increasingly and honestly informed about the world situation. I'd love to see major television systems hacked into and have docs on how past economic/food/water/feudal conflicts evolved into major wars. that would prob be bad for the economy, tho. 101010

Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 10:16:00 AM GMT-5  

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