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Friday, February 6, 2009

Perhaps the best explanation for why I have not written this week is that I am left simply drained by the week just past. And while I have, as I said earlier, plenty to say, I'm not sure any of it would help. If there is a word for how I feel about the environment our new President finds himself in (and, through concessions to people who are only out for themselves, is helping to perpetuate)...it is despair.

While I have plenty to say, I haven't been willing to just say anything. Maybe I should have. But I didn't. Much of that has to do with my unease at times with this medium, the instantaneous smattering of thoughts that one might later regret. I am a person that usually measures my words carefully, particular when speaking on matters of importance. That never dulls my intensity, but it does sometimes hold me back.

Apparently, many of our elected officials do not have that problem, and we are (literally) poorer for it. So much sound and fury in Washington this week, signifying absolutely nothing for the American people that their mismanagement put into crisis. Combined with my current reality - facing the possibility of being laid off (along with several colleagues) at the end of the month - I've become rather disillusioned. At times like these, so many of us just want to crouch in a corner and put our hands over our ears, hoping to drown out the fools that might seek to ignore facts in the pursuit of their own truth.

I'm not so naive as to believe that the change President Obama seeks to bring can happen this quickly. But...damn. The Republicans act like November never happened.

One wishes that President Obama could put the song below on a tape, go to the Capitol Hill steps and pull a Lloyd Dobler.

Mr. Stevland Morris is truly a prophet:

Perhaps these verses would resonate with the powers that be:
Seems the wisdom of man hasn't got much wiser
Than the very beginning of our time
Agree or war has been our way of compromising
Let live and love has become our biggest lie

Seems to me that fools are even more foolish
Thinking of themselves and nobody else
But then if asked for poor will riches be replenished
They say boot straps must be pulled up by themselves

Feeding off the love of the land
Leaving much to be desired

Living off the love of the Lord
While the price for life is higher


Blogger Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

u know how i feel about obama, u should chk my latest post

and i added ui to my blog roll folk

February 9, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

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