Pardon the Interruption

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You've been spared this aspect of my personality unless you're a long time follower of this blog, one I started in protest of America's invasion of Afghanistan, God only knows how many years ago.

Recently I've only been expressing my political views on Facebook, though doing so seems like little more than preaching to the choir since nearly all my Facebook friends share similar views.

Still, since this blog is a tribute to my desire to lead the best life I can and since I devoted much of my life after Vietnam trying to create a better, more just, society, I don't see how I can ignore anything as devastating as the rise of the Tea Party and the continuing assault on the middle class.

Though I would never display my emotions as effectively as Kucinich does in this video, he articulates my present feelings as well as anyone I know.

I'd love to see Kucinich run in the primaries against President Obama before the next election. At least I'd have a chance to vote FOR somebody rather than AGAINST somebody.

3 thoughts on “Pardon the Interruption

  1. Thanks for posting this, Loren. I’m not on Facebook and might have missed it. I’m going to focus on the fact that, today, 93 members of the House voted FOR Dennis Kucinich’s resolution. It’s a place start the process of ending the current war:

    “The House voted, 321-93, against a resolution sponsored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, calling on President Barack Obama to begin removing U.S. forces from Afghanistan within 30 days.”

    and facing the difficult aftermath-of-war process that GB Trans’ book documents so clearly. I’m also reminded of William Stafford’s book, Every War Has Two Losers.

    “If you want to survive this present period of institutionalized madness with your heart intact and your humanity, authentic, by all means read this book.” — Joan Chittister.

  2. Thanks Loren – I feel so bad for my American friends when I see what’s happening to what little democracy remained in your once great country. Take it back, please.

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