Category Archives: Politics

How, from where we started, did it come to this?

Ever since 9/11, the neo-cons have tried everything they can to convince everyone that “Islamic Fascists” are the new Nazis — a global threat that every effort must be made to stop. Anyone that disagrees is either naive, or a terrorist sympathizer, or simply a terrorist. Up until now, unfortunately, this tactic has worked, even though it shouldn’t have. There are so many problems with their arguments, many of which have been well documented at this stage. But there’s one point that I haven’t heard anyone else make.

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So why leave the US?

I’ve done a lot of thinking about this, and essentially it comes to this: I wanted to leave because I was having a dysfunctional relationship with my country. We’d been seeing each other for a long time, and it was certainly a serious and steady relationship, but things were headed in the wrong direction. If I stayed in the relationship, things were bound to get worse, and possibly violent. I think I basically understand her, but in the last few years — since 9/11 — she changed. It was probably in the works before 9/11, but that’s the event that really changed things.

I still love her, and I already miss a lot of things about her, but I needed to take a break. I need to date another country for a while. Perhaps we’ll get back together, but for now, it’s best that I stay away. I need perspective.

There’s also this Bush guy. I know she’s been seeing him, and hey, I’m not a prude — if you want to date someone else for a while and experiment, that’s fine. But, after four years of outrageous behavior on his part, she elected to go in for another four years. That’s when I realized that she was serious about him, and the she may never come back to me. So, painful as it is, I had to start dating someone else and start thinking about myself.

It’s not that I’m jealous. I certainly don’t envy this Bush guy, but she also expected me to help foot the bill when she and Bush went out and painted the town red. That’s just unacceptable. By dating another country, I was able to completely stop helping to fund their debauchery, and that’s definitely the right thing for me to do right now.