Monday, November 28, 2011

I don't feel like writing an update but I don't particularly want my depressing last post to be what I see when loading this page, either, so here's something a little more cheerful (credit to Nigel Snell Photography ).

Monday, November 14, 2011

To the US government

Fuck you. Fuck you and your black-hearted greed and lust for power. Because of your insatiable desire to be a world superpower my children's grandfather is waking up at 4AM every day in so much agony that he, a 60-something man's man, has tears streaming down his face, trying to cry quietly so he won't wake his wife up.

Everywhere on Friday you could see people spouting messages for our troops and veterans, thanking them for their service and their sacrifice.

Sacrifice for what? American dominance? The ability to continue sending more troops into more foreign nations to topple more foreign governments, so we can later return and topple the governments we helped establish when they become a thorn in our side?

This is a goal worthy of the sacrifice of the 10-20 years of marriage my mother-in-law might otherwise have had? The 10-20 years my husband could have had with his dad? The 10-20 years my children might have had with their beloved grandfather? He may not even live to see his fourth grandchild born.

I can't even muster the anger I'm feeling into coherent invective. I just wish that I could take the pain my father-in-law is feeling and give it to the people that used him in a war for power and dominance, the people that continue to use American lives to further these unworthy goals, instead of letting their citizens live their lives in relative peace.

And while billions are poured into these wars to topple foreign governments, hundreds of thousands spent on vacations for the First Lady, and retired members of congress earn average yearly pensions of $30-65k, what is offered to my mother-in-law for the stolen years of her husband's life? $7-14k a year and "treatment" for her husband's terminal cancer.

Thanks, fuckers.

(I realized this might not be very clear. My father-in-law served in Vietnam and has the cancer /other health issues associated with exposure to agent orange.)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

American politics

Vote for the lesser evil, because getting stabbed in one kidney is vastly preferable to getting stabbed in two kidneys!

It's nothing but a shell game. Almost every politician can be caught breaking the promises they made to their constituents shortly after getting into office, and flip-flopping repeatedly throughout their political career. The only thing they've demonstrated they really support is the political class and the government. Both parties want your money and your support, they just take different routes to get it. Both parties are ruining this country. Washington is a cesspool of corruption.

I will vote for Ron Paul, because he is one of the only politicians that has actually been consistent for decades, besides correctly identifying problems before they occurred (like the housing bubble). I don't think he will win, but I'm not giving my support to yet another lying slimy political snake.