June 25, 2005: WTF

I think I could be ill.

Washington Post: Remarks of Karl Rove at the New York Conservative Party

Remarks of Karl Rove at the New York Conservative Party (if the link goes away).

If that’s the attitude they all have, no wonder this place is going to hell in a handbasket.

I’m going to bed now.

Comments:

Constantia:
I hope you sleep well.

CS:
Don’t let the bluster get to you. The neo-cons have been thwarted on every front this year. They are out of steam. After the next election the Republican party should return to the likes of John McCain and Colin Powell, and things should get back to a more normal situation.

IT:
Boy, do I hope so.

It’s hard to know what to believe or what to hold on to right now. There is so much smoke and mirrors seemingly from both sides.

Unfortunately, more and more, I am beginning to agree with something that Gore Vidal said on Diane Rehm a few years ago. He said, “I don’t believe we have a two-party system in the US. I believe there is one party – the Corporate Party, and it has two factions, the Democrats and the Republicans.” (The quote may not be verbatim, but it’s close.)

CS:
Y’know, I’m not so much worried about the corporations as about the people who manipulate them illegally. Remember the price of electricity in California a couple of years ago? That was engineered by those Enron creeps, or people like them. I wouldn’t be surprised if that big blackout a couple of years ago was similarly “arranged.” And our high gas prices right now? Tell me somebody isn’t manipulating that market.

Any system will collapse if the people running it are corrupt.

IT:
Y’know, I’m not so much worried about the corporations as about the people who manipulate them illegally.

Yeah, that’s what I meant by corporations. Corporations in and of themselves aren’t “evil” but the people who are running them scare me a lot. They seem so unbelievably focused on making money that I don’t put anything (your examples above for example) past them.

BT:
Bleah. Faugh. And other noises of disgust.

AM:
I saw the title and clicked right back here. I refuse to read it. It just makes me crazy. I have come to be on what I call a media diet. And really, it had not hurt me at all. I do not know the details of the crap of the day, but I can cope so much better. Rule of thumb – is this going to make me upset? Is it the sort of thing which I am powerless over? Do these details really make me more informed in a constructive and meaningful way? I felt like a traitor to political activism at first, but not any more. I have some sources I read, lots of places to get action alerts that let me try to be constructive, and sooooo much less abject pain, suffering, and horror. Try it. You’ll like it.

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