Today is a cat day. It is raining and the temperature is fifty degrees with a slight wind.
I love this type of day. It’s a day to stay home and read, nap, eat, nap, drink wine, get laid and nap – and spend a short time on the computer this morning to get the need to write out of my system.
I have made a conscious effort not to mire into the political, economic and foreign policies of the country and the world on this blog; because what comes around goes around – and we will see the same insanity again and again and again.
So I try to blog about the non-crisis of the moment. But today I have to comment.
October 9, 2015 and we have another shooting at a college campus, this week in Arizona. Oh well; what’s Donald Trump doing?
The Republican led Congress is totally dysfunctional: they have inherited the wind; but we all suffer from a dysfunctional government.
We are quagmire in the Middle East and it is of our own making:
In 2003 Bush invaded Iraq and removed Saddam, and that has turned into ethnic chaos resulting in Isil.
We supported the overthrow of Kaddafi resulting in that country being destabilized and becoming a home for Al Qaeda.
Now we are demanding the overthrow of the government of Syria and removal of President Bashar al Assad – what could possibly go wrong there? Obviously we can’t learn from past mistakes.
Adding to the Syrian conflict Russia has now militarily committed to the al Assad government and is flying missions in defiance of U.S. war planes.
Vladimir Putin is an ego-maniac that seems anxious for a confrontation with the U.S. He is capable of escalating the Syrian conflict to a nuclear threat believing the U.S. will back down and Russia will be respected as the premier military power in the world.
The problem is that we have our own ego-maniacs led by John McCain who would like to escalate a confrontation with Russia. Yesterday McCain proposed implementing a no fly zone over Syria and confronting Russian war planes.
I constantly make reference to George Orwell’s 1984 because the parallels to today are so striking.
The country is in a perpetual state of war: we fight them there because we don’t want to fight them here.
“War is Peace.”
The Patriot Act will keep us safe.
“Freedom is Slavery.”
The Tea Party has taken over the Republican Congress and vies for the Presidency.
“Ignorance is Strength.”
The parallels are endless. If you haven’t read 1984 in a while… Perhaps you shouldn’t – it might ruin your day.
The fucking country is a mess, the god damn world is a mess, the human race is a mess; but I don’t care. It will be the same way when I am gone. The human race cannot live in peace. As individuals we are likable-enough; but in our herd, our pack or our troop we are destructive, vindictive and cruel.
Am I depressed? No way. I plan to drink some wine, have a decadent lunch, and if I am lucky have sex this afternoon with my beautiful wife.
So the world can go to hell in a handbag – just as it always has. We are the root of our own destruction and someday we will inherit the wind.
But in the meantime have a good day