2005-10-28 12:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the compliment.
My brain is rotten to the core, and sometimes I must lance the boils festering on its surface to keep sane. The pus that splatters across the keyboard is my writing. Hope you stay with me!
Your rebuttals to each and every objection Bush-supporters would have are formidable.
*bends and touches your feet*
My respect for you has increased manifold.
It sounds a tad weird to say this but many Indians are completely glued to news about America. No, not because of Katrina and the girls, but because we're all agog to see what fresh madness your Commander-in-Chief (more like "Fuckface-in-Cheney") decrees, and how low his popularity polls can go.
It's hugely disturbing to see this but most people in the world are waiting for the "greatness" of America to be stripped away from it, thanks to that incompetent baboon in the White House.
2005-10-28 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading! I appreciate it.
Unfortunately Bush & co. aren't the only ones with a sense of entitlement in this country. It is very interesting to see how rapidly India is developing, how much hungrier many people and businesses seem over there.
A great book to read about how America really needs to wake the fuck up and get its act together is Thomas Friedman's (reporter for the NY Times) "The World is Flat." It is alarming.
Bush and his mongrel pack of dogs certainly aren't helping on any level.
You're welcome. I read my f-list obsessively :)
India ... ah well, my country is quite hypocritical re. the USA. It is the first to ask for aid, and US usually the first to give it, and then, India is among the first to despise the US and gleefully await the nation's humilation. When the Iraq brouhaha began, India's loathing for the US's high-handed ways almost led the dissident voices of the liberalists in south and south-east Asia. India's constitution was largely socialist when it gained its independence from the British, but thanks to the liberalisation policy adopted by the government in 1986, my country opened its doors and its economy to the world. In stepped the US and other 1st world countries, showed the way of laissez faire to India, and presto! Now we have hungry corporates who would snog white arses for money. All in the name of a burgeoning economy, you understand.
Thank you for the rec! I'll definitely procure the book, somehow.
Money makes people mad and indeed leads to snogging white arses.
And I can't say I blame the rest of the world for looking at us as high handed arrogant bullies. Back in 1991 we were at war with Iraq because they invaded Kuwait. What gave us the right to do the same thing in 2003 without the backing of the U.N? The hypocrisy is glaring.
Everyone is looking for us to take a fall and if we don't get our heads out of our collective asses its gonna happen...
But I have heard from a few friends of mine hailing from Bangalore that India has a big cultural divide re: north and south the way the US does now re: middle America vs the east and west coasts.
I'm always impressed at your ability to articulate your thoughts in an intelligent diatribe without coming off sounding like a nutcase survivalist.
Thank you very much! Although as I live in the East Village of NYC I might be described as both a survivalist and a nutcase. Still I just try to call it as I see it and will continue to do so (with more regularity going forward).
Mishty sent me. All I have to say is - OMG YES. *worries*
Yeah I'm scared too, but in all fairness it isn't just Bush & Cheney & the rest of those bastards fault. They represent the worst of the cancer that is eating into the heart of this great country. But I believe we can turn it around. I ain't movin' to Canada!
Thanks for taking the time to read and post.
2005-10-29 07:50 am (UTC)
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Tip's mentioned you a few times to me so I thought I'd finally wander over to check out your LJ. I must say, I'm glad that I did.
You present a strong argument and it's one I completely agree with. The turn our country has taken is deeply concerning and I think it's insane that more people aren't worried about our future. But, like you, I believe that we can turn it around. No Canada for me either!
Thanks for sharing. Mind if I friend?
Not at all, thanks for reading and letting me know your thoughts!
At this point I believe even Bush's staunchest supporters have to realize things are "not going to plan." But yeah, I'm very worried about some short term economic turbulence that is really going to hit the lower / middle classes and the long term irreparable damage we're all facing at the hands of these jackasses.
Alex, Mate! That is so harsh. Viscious and more. I'm sorry I've taken so long to read it, but if it ent worth the wait, I don't know what is. Anyway, keep yourself out of gaol, yeah? I can't keep bailing you out every time.
Well, said. Thanks to tipgardener
for sending me this way.
I ask you as a registered Republican, how do you talk to your fellow GOP types about these issues? Because here in the South, Bush is still doing everything A-OK.
*sigh* I don't want to be a yellow dog democrat, really.
Another "Here in the South."
They hate Bush. My father, diehard Baptist preacher, hates Bush. With a passion, it's the only thing we agree on. And speaking for the Black South. No Bush, not after New Orleans.
(Then again that's assuming popular vote wins. Which we all know is not true.)
I want to come live in your South! ;)
*points to family in S.C. who lurves him*
Your rant makes me feel so much better. I'm glad to know my husband and I aren't alone feeling this way.