Many of my friends and neighbors don’t want to talk about politics because it is boring and “same-old-same-old”.
Many of my friends and neighbors don’t follow the news or care to vote because “all of them are the same”.
Many of my friends and neighbors enjoy life every day, as if it will always be peace and prosperity.
Many of my friends and neighbors have no clue that today USA ceased to be a democracy. They do not realize that Congress and Courts do not have any power to stop Bush from doing whatever he wants. He never cared what they said before and did it anyway. But starting today, it became legal.
Many of my friends and neighbors believe that “it cannot happen here”. They do not understand that evangelical-chosen candidates will, by whatever means neccessary, win all the primaries and elections in the future. They have no intention of losing ever. If, by some fluke, they lose an election, they have no intention of conceding. They have tasted the power and they are not letting go. Elections are just kabuki now.
Many of my friends and neighbors are beautifully naive about the “innate goodness of the American people”.
Many of my friends and neighbors don’t believe that even they may end up in prison with no recourse to justice.
Many of my friends and neighbors have not experienced, like I did in Yugoslavia of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the gradual transformation from a nice, sweet, proseprous, freedom-loving country into a bunch of thugs duking it out over land and religion. Tito was dead for ten years. Prime Minister was Ante Markovic. Thousands of small businesses were starting up every week. Small people were getting rich. There was ebullience in the air.
Then, in a manner eerily reminiscent of BuchCo, thugs like Milosevic, Tudjman and Izetbegovic hijacked the government and started a civil war, ending with a break up of one big strong country into six small, economically weak and dependent units.
But that was a small country. Who is going to stop the USA? If you leave for Australia, Europe or Canada, you will just feel the effects a litle later than if you stay.
Glenn is optimistic.
He may be right, if we act right now. If not, within three years, I predict that Americans will be fighting Americans on American soil. Just a hunch. An eerie feeling of deja vu from someone who has seen the same signs fifteen years ago.
– Somebody (not me) put this post on Digg, with more than 100 comments there already. This post is not correctly clasified as ‘news’. Of course, it was imediately tagged as “possibly innacurate”.
– This is not a kind of article that can be accurate or not, it is not a news release – it is a higly personal blog post. Of course I am biased and highly opinionated – it is my blog! I am quite known for making catchy titles. And of course, many Digg readers tend to have ADHD so it is not surprising that some comments reveal that the person has not even read my post let alone the MAIN point of the post which are the links. This post is a vehicle for those links. Read every word in every link before commenting, please. This is a blog for serious readers, not skimmers. And AOL is my public e-mail for the blog – I am not giving you my real addresses, of course.
– This post is not defeatist. If it was not clear from the sentence that mentions Canada etc., I am not going anywhere. I did not go through all the trouble of coming here and becoming a citizen just to leave again. I am staying and fighting to the end.
Update: Also, if you always wanted to do so, but kept forgetting, right now would be a great time to hit my paypal (or amazon) button – thanks…