an apology *

by Michael O. Allen on July 8, 2008

Owing to my pausity of posts, original posts, lately, I feel I owe you, gentle readers, one.

I suppose I could make an excuse and say that I am overwhelmed with work but that’s not a good enough reason. Everyone is overwhelmed. I could, maybe, blame the end of the intense primary campaign season, withdrawal from my disappointment and frustration with the conduct of people I’d once supported (mostly Bill & Hillary), but that’s not good either.

Or, is it the summer doldrums (can you have summer doldrums? and what is a doldrum, anyway [a dull, listless, depressed mood; low spirits is one definition]?)? Nah, even if true, that’s not it.

No, these are not good enough.

Even with the end of the primary season, so much is happening in the world, people being born and killed in equal measures. Our world is at a boil and the damage seems irreversible.

Every possible institution, including religions and governments, continues to fail us.

We are powerless. Power, that’s the operative word.

Those who have it hoard rather than share it. It cannot be coopted from them. Co-option, that is what Sen. Barack Obama is trying to do. I support Obama. He should be, at the very least, President of the United States. John S. McCain–a corrupt, incompetent, selfish man who has never cared about anyone or anything but himself–should not be a part of the discussion, but he is.

More power to Obama on wresting power from these people. It’s easier sucking venom off the tongue of a snake. I hope his quest does not send him to the ranks of martyrs.

The problems of these world. What can you say that is not banal? trite? foolish? I want to fight somebody, something.

I am overwhelmed. Disgusted. Angry. Tired. Depressed. Defeated. Disoriented. Demented. Lost.

What is the solution, other than heavy medication?

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Todd Drew July 8, 2008 at 10:49 AM

I think you feel like everyone else. Politics wears people out and that’s why too many of us have no fight left. It’s not an excuse, but it is an explanation.

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