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  • Hogie McM
    Nov 1, 2004
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      food for thought: instead of waiting for the next canticle of leibowitz to be created by someone else, perhaps you should write novels and short stories
      about the subject you know so much about and publish them.....i fear you are on the verge of catatonia.....
      writing should help counteract the force of the whirling dervishes in your head...
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 5:33 PM
      Subject: [anthroposophy] Re: Open letter to my daughter

      JOHN B wrote;

      "...Kerry and Bush, are part of the cosmic problem, and they shall
      not afford the way out to its solution. The Threefold Commonwealth
      continues to guide my view of the possibilities for political
      renewal everywhere. As an American I personally consider a vote for
      either of these candidates an immoral act and therefore I shall not
      enter into debate on this particular matter."


      Nov. 1, 2004

      I'm tired, unable to write much.

      It is three days before the election. I'm not immobilized by fear or
      dread like millions of Americans. Rather I am immobilized by
      resignation. I feel like a man on a sinking ship minus lifeboats or
      life preservers. I'm sitting in a deck chair aftward on the Titanic,
      otherwise known as America, waiting for the end of life as we know

      Nothing cataclysmic will happen on November 2. Here in New Mexico
      the sun will rise over an untroubled desert and people will get up
      and go about their business as usual. My neighbor will walk his dog.
      FedEx will deliver packages. Cops will write speeding tickets. Pizza
      will be delivered. Construction will plod along on the new store
      around the corner. Outwardly everything will seem absolutely the

      Beneath the humdrum surface however a volcano is seething, angrily
      burbling, ready to explode in our faces.

      By midnight we will know if Bush will be "re-elected" or Kerry
      elected to serve as the next president of the United States (or the
      CEO of America, Inc., as I call it, because the presidency is owned
      by multinational corporations and rich people). Or maybe we will not
      know because the "race" will be close and the Democrats -- who are
      actually a Lite, somewhat more approachable, although certainly as
      corrupt and double-dealing version of the Republicans -- will
      contest the election and the whole thing will end up in court again.
      Maybe the tension will crawl on past Christmas. Maybe the Supreme
      Court will appoint Bush again. Or maybe there will a terrorist
      attack and martial law will be imposed. Or maybe Kerry will win and
      Bush will leave office and take the unpleasant and hateful
      Straussian neocons with him. Or Bush will win and Kerry will concede
      and there will be exuberant tickertape parades and boastful speeches
      on AM radio where reactionaries hold court every day.

      Regardless, the ship is going down. It's taking on water as I write

      Our national debt is monstrous and unimaginably burdensome and will
      soon crush the life out of us. I don't claim to know much about
      economics. But I know the government cannot continue to borrow money
      and pass the bill on to future generations. It's untenable. It's
      criminal. Clinton held a surplus and Bush reduced that surplus to a
      whirling black hole of debt in less than four years. It is now
      beginning to suck everything in. If you look close you can see
      things straining and shuddering at their moorings. Inflation.
      Unemployment. Gas prices out of control. States with no money to fix
      roads and schools and bridges. Personal bankruptcy on the increase.
      Like a hurricane not too far off these things now merely rattle the
      windows but all too soon will violently tear the roof off our
      collective house. It's only a matter of time. And most of us are

      I want to go back to writing novels and short stories. But I can't
      because there are five alarm fire bells reverberating inside my
      head. It is not simply the fact I am unemployed and the economy is
      about to crash and burn.

      It is also the fact our government was hijacked by extreme right-
      wing criminals who are determined to invade numerous countries and
      slaughter innumerable people. It is the fact these criminals and
      their accomplices have eviscerated the Constitution and butchered
      the Bill of Rights. I can't go back to writing novels and short
      stories until the alarm bells stop caterwauling inside my head. I'm
      not sure they ever will.

      I have a bad feeling about all of this. November 2 will not change
      anything, regardless of who is the CEO of America, Inc. John Kerry
      has promised to out-Bush Bush in Iraq. He's onboard with
      indiscriminate murder and imposing the neoliberal order (some call
      this the New World Order) on humanity, especially those who have
      natural resources. He's a Skull and Bones elitist. Kerry is an
      outwardly kinder and gentler Bush and if he is chosen on November 2
      nothing will change.

      But I don't think he will be chosen because the American people are
      scared shitless of our engineered and pre-packaged Emmanuel
      Goldsteins who wear turbans and slice off heads and were trained at
      the CIA's Camp Peary. Enough people will vote for Bush because he is
      more ruthless and mean-spirited and the people -- ill-educated,
      intellectually incurious, and brainwashed by Fox News and CNN --
      believe he will do a better job of dealing with (that is to say mass
      murdering) the terrorists, many who are admittedly religious whack
      jobs, although they are whack jobs initially financed and trained in
      the United States (our government spent $6 billion to create the
      radical Muslim variety of terrorist).

      Somewhere there is a photograph of Ronald Reagan conferring with the
      Taliban. Now the same Taliban are killing boys and girls from
      Nebraska and New Jersey in Afghanistan where Bush and the Pentagon
      have no right to be. In Iraq the resistance is killing boys and
      girls from Colorado and Connecticut with weapons sold to Saddam by
      Reagan and Dubya's old man. It is a hellhole sold to the American
      people by Straussian snake oil salesmen.

      It is a big swooshing whorl of insanity and coagulated blood and
      spattered guts and I have absolutely no idea what to do in order to
      make it stop. I know for damn sure voting will not make it stop.

      So I sit in my deck chair.

      And wait.

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