As George Bush sells books and Sarah Palin coins "Words of the Year", I am reminded that American greatness isn't what it used to be.
We are becoming a nation of shabby-minded, tax-gripers with no vison for the future. We wage war, not to make the world safe for democracy or defend our allies, but rather to feed the beast. While solutions to some of our problems stagnate on the vine, we busy ourselves closing our eyes to bigger challenges. Gone are the dreams of Liberty for All, replaced with trips to the mall. Gone are the fighting dems, replaced with dem pushovers. Gone are true conservative Republicans, by which I mean civic-minded lovers of tradition who weren't so bedazzled by money as to betray their own children to the catastrophic effects of Global Warming.
The president Obama, he was visionary until he grasped the Power. Then he became another schmuck in a long line of schmucks, betraying hard-working Americans to ingratiate himself at the slop-bucket of the aristocrats. His words are unheeded because they reek of corruption, and his actions go silently into that good night because they are as nothing to the People.
And where are we going?
Is it to a place where work is rewarded and even the least among us have access to opportunity?
Shall earnest destroyers, portraying themselves as saviors, be trusted with atomic weapons?
It is in moods like this that it strikes me as fitting the milky way galaxy resembles a flushing toilet.