Thursday, May 20, 2010
How about you?
Nice rendition of Neil Young's song~ Helpless.
I have to say all that is going on has me feeling overwhelmed. It's hard to remain upbeat when so much is going wrong, in
such a big way. The man made disaster in the Gulf seems to have reached critical mass. I am not buying the "we just really
have no idea how much oil is gushing, line either. Come on, these are major players in international resource extraction.
They just don't know?
Well they certainly just don't know how to stop it quickly.
They certainly just don't know if the chemical dispersant will do more harm than good when used "off label" subsurface.
Stupid Congress is playing games blocking the ability to raise the amount Big Oil is liable for.
Make each one of them wear a billboard showing how much cash they took for lobbying bribes.
It's all about the money for big oil & politicians, so easily bought & sold. The drill baby drill crowd has all but shut up now,
except for Palin, who is still pushing her agenda, based on the fact the U.S. has the most strict drilling safety rules.
The only thing missing from her statement is the backdrop of this photo.
The death toll in Afghanistan hit the 1000th soldier this week. The 1000th soldier to die was a 19 year old kid.
When a war is alleged to avenge an attack, one must assess the wisdom of having more of your own people die in
retaliation, when a decade later, your country still uses the excuse that you must punish them for their evil deed, while
imposing that same kind of suffering in the Middle East. the use of predator drone planes- unmanned robots to drop
bombs is the latest tactic our country is using, as the Afghanistan war spills over into Pakistan.
Just stopping by because we are in the neighborhood?
The reason Russia pulled out of Afghanistan after 10 long years of war, is because it can't be won.
The layout of the land allows the locals to watch movement, and know when the best time to attack, as they did on an
Now the death toll has reached 1070.
Why the U.S. publicly announces military strategies in advance is beyond me.
Why we are still involved in 2 wars is beyond me as well.
I feel tapped out. I have done peace vigils, rallies, marched in masse & written editorials.
I'm tired of witnessing the nation struggle with vanishing budgets, and things like education, animal welfare, senior care
slashed to the core, while we are burning through the cash for wars, no problem.
The situation in Thailand is awfully reminiscent of Tiananman
square, where an uprising & call for democracy was squelched by militia. There's not much conversation going on when bullets are
flying . 44 people have died so far.
I won't go on, but I am feeling helpless. How about you?