Imagine for a moment that I’m a political activist. A couple of us Sharp Skirts were once.
Now I’m a raving mad lunatic who can’t believe what passes for political activity today. I’ve threatened to not even lift as much as my little finger for 2008…I might exercise a different digit instead. So, the frustration started with an overcrowded inbox. Is e-mail such a tricky medium? If you’re keeping me informed, you’re welcome in my inbox. If you’re burying me under the same old pitch over and over again, you’re not doing anything for me. It’s all about you and I’m over it.
I thought I had made great strides to simplify my life but I still wasn’t prepared for the simpletons in today’s news…
Anger at Giuliani 9/11 fundraiser–Imagine the man who was mayor of NYC asking supporters to contribute $9.11 to his campaign and not suspecting NYC firefighters and first repsonders might be a bit troubled over it. Men and women lost their lives. Giuliani is taking it to the bank.
Iran leader defiant in UN speech–Just as we suspected. Can we bomb Iran now? He muddled science, religion, and politics and suggested Iran doesn’t have any homosexuals. We laughed at him and felt good about ourselves over it. We know a little something about crusades too…bomb Iran as a supporter of terrorism and ban abortion once and for all.
Then there’s the story that won’t go away–Craig won’t attend hearing on guilty plea. What are we supposed to think of this system of justice when an elected representative trusted to participate in the system can’t understand it well enough to do the right thing? Let’s make that campaign ad and get it up on YouTube…I was innocent before I was guilty and I’m still innocent so I’m skipping my court date.
And, my fellow countrymen, are we sure our leader didn’t look as ridiculous as Ahmadinejad when he spoke to the UN–Bush to urge UN to fight for freedom. There’s the real leader in this bunch of lab rats. I’m sure the U.N. just couldn’t wait to hear more about this fancy thing called f-r-e-e-d-o-m from a man who wasn’t troubled for a moment to permanently detain people without charges, explanations, or proper representation at Guantanamo. We wouldn’t even release their names for God’s sake.
I’m not stupid and I’m not as simple as these maneuvers would like to think I am. Is it any wonder that the thinking public chooses to avoid these junior high campaign stunts and instead wonder who will be the next Wonder Woman?