Daily Archives: October 5, 2009
“I went through eight years of fighting one of the most disastrous presidencies this country has ever seen. And you know what, folks? I’m not doing this alone anymore. If you’re going to sit on the bench and just wait for my next movie to come out, or watch Obama have to fight all these crazies (alone), I’ve got better things to do.”
– Michael Moore quoted in USA Today entitled “‘Capitalism’ filmmaker Michael Moore isn’t feeling the love.”
This is what we need to start the week… an inspiring call to action:
Glenn accurately sums up the situation as an “intense cognitive dissonance: a debt-crippled nation debating who to attack next.”
I’ll post one paragraph here, but go into Salon and read the whole article, It’s worth it.
Reviewing the Sunday news shows and newspapers creates the most intense cognitive dissonance: a nation crippled by staggering debt, exploding unemployment, an ever-expanding rich-poor gap, and dependence on foreign government financing can’t stop debating how much more resources we should devote to our various military occupations, which countries we should bomb next, which parts of the world we should bring into compliance with our dictates using threats of military force. It’s like listening to an individual about to declare personal bankruptcy talking about all the new houses and jewels he plans on buying next week and all the extravagant trips he’s planning, in between lamenting how important it is that he stop spending so much. That would sound insane. And that’s exactly how our political discourse sounds.