I sometimes wonder about the “exercise in futility” (or should it be an “exorcise in futility”?) that the writing of articles relative to the liberal political landscape has become..
The urge to take the easy way out, the lure to become one of the multiple millions of the “apathetic”, those that have seemingly given up and given in, is hypnotic..
Anyone who undertakes a project like political commentary hopes to make a “difference” of some kind.. Of course the cathartic benefits are numerous, but in stirring the embers of political discourse you always yearn to have an impact of some kind and variety. The motivation for such an effort comes from deep within. Needless to say, right is right and left is wrong.. Just hollering at the television isn’t good enough..
The cultural apathy where Nietzsche’s “transvaluation” (old virtues become sin, old sins become virtues) flourishes, may be one thing that has softened society to the idea of political apathy. The “what’s the use” syndrome has carried over into an area that has enabled this “progressive perfect storm”..
I will never understand apathy when it comes to the idea of government and its tentacles. “Apathy” about sports or movies for example, can be understood. “Sports” doesn’t effect everyone. You don’t have to go to the movies. Government effects everyone whether they want it to or not.. “Bad” government especially does and this particular government has gone well out of its way to effect (or should that be “infect”?) everyone and they are showing no signs of giving up on the idea anytime in the future..
The old “it’s someone else’s problem” is out of bounds today. From the “stimulus” to the “cap and trade” to the “health care” nonsense to the Bolshevik “bailouts”, this will unfortunately effect every single American. From what I can gather, that seems to be all right with everyone..
It’s not all right with me..
Yet we have “allowed” a “Super Majority” of 60 Senators who will ride roughshod and completely unchecked. The House fares no better. The “idea” of “debate” or “disagreement” has been designated as verboten when it comes to the liberal caliphate.. The Constitution is irrelevant. Scruples, standards and principles have deteriorated and are denigrated as well. As a matter of fact, the left has morphed scruples into “screw-ples”..
These strange “bills” will punish the middle class for years to come. The only “hope” is to AT LEAST stop them at the polls in 2010. Thus the “rush” to get things done now.. They know that their chicanery will catch up to them.. Or will it? Apathy tells people to sit down when they should stand up. It whispers pipe down when they should scream. Fascism foments futility..
The old “it’s someone else’s problem” hasn’t taken into account the liberals “contiguous communism”. Everything the left touches spreads their vile and dystrophic disease.. They are typhoid totalitarians. This seems to be all right with everyone.
The liberals haven’t finished urinating but the fire has gone out.. The noleftturnz and the thought of the day sites serve as an example. Where there were once sixty to a hundred comments an article, now twenty to thirty..
It could very well be that the idea of “making a difference” to those who for lack of a better term, “don’t care to get involved” is nothing more than an allusion to an illusion. I therefore wonder do I more closely resemble Sisyphus with his rock or am I closer to Quixote forever tilting at windmills?