Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

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09/16/2005: Thought for the Day:


Iím aware that Iíve been sort of nuts about politics this last year. I have always been on the liberal side of things, since Civil Rights days here in the South, but I donít recall being so rabid as this year. At first I thought it was retirement - more time to think. But that doesnít feel right. I spent a little time thinking about it while I was gone because, frankly, I myself donít like people who are as polarized as Iíve been this last year. I donít like being this way.

Last night, on some news program, someone was talking about the poor governmental response to the hurricane - claiming that it was because Bush doesnít care about black people. I disagreed with that automatically, but as I thought about it more, my real thought became clearer to me. I donít think that Bush doesnít care about black people specifically - I donít think he cares about anybody, period. Somehow, that thought gave me some peace.

I donít like his politics, or the politics of the Neoconservatives he lets run our government. I donít like his tactics, or at least the tactics of his strategist, Mr. Rove. I donít like his association with the likes of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, whom I consider to be dangerous charlatans. But thatís not where my fire comes from. I just donít think he personally cares about the job. He might like being president like a rock star likes being on the top of the charts, or a t.v. personality likes having a hit show, but I donít think he even thinks about the real task very much.
--Abby's Dad


Len on 09.16.05 @ 07:05 AM CST



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