i cannot do a newsy piece these days. i just can't. i probably shouldn't be posting anything at all anywhere- and indeed, i have limited and curtailed my postings. many different things are swirling around in my head and it is increasingly difficult for me to parse them out and sort them in order to lay them to rest. i am beginning to doubt much is going to change for america. once you let the genie out of the bottle, he won't go back in and barack obama and joe biden have unheard of power. if they had been elected prior to the 2006 election, i would indeed be more hopeful- but pelosi and reid and the other faces of the democratic party have left me cold. it's the biggest reason i left the democratic party.
i don't know what obama is going to do once he takes the office. i want to believe that he will be a man of integrity and will put a stop to what bushco has started. but when i see articles like this one:
pentagon training 20,000 soldiers to work INSIDE the us by 2011
i kind of curl up inside again. the fact that he continues to perpetuate the myth that osama bin laden was responsible for the attacks on 9/11- and the cowboy talk of going after him in afghanistan- saddens me. the look and sound of his cabinet- well, doesn't feel like much is changing but the face in the oval office.
don't get me wrong, i am thankful for the obvious- that americans pulled together and elected a family of color to the highest office in the land. i still get blown away with that- especially listening to the right harangue. and i desperately want to believe that there will be change on the horizon that isn't detrimental to life on this planet. i just keep coming up short.