If we all just believe we’re back in the 13th century hard enough, then we can return. So believe! Cause that’s how any of that works…
K-Lo, National Revue:
Politics Won’t Save Us
Things can often be disheartening. Society seems to be stagnant, waiting. Our bought and sold media has been shotgunning as many made up right-wing scandals as they can in the vain hope that something, anything will stick to Obama and allow them to paint Democrats as “scandalous”. Rich assholes continue to buy up more and more outlets to serve as their personal propaganda sources. And real issues go begging as we once again jump through the hoops set by a tiny minority of aggrieved octagenarians.
And so, sometimes, it can be hard to remember that we are actually winning. That meaningful political victory and long-delayed social justice are but a finger’s breadth away and the wingnuts know it.
And of course, being wingnuts, they are handling this realization with all the class and style we would come to expect from them.
- Holy fuck, we’ve created a monster with the marriage of Christian Dominists and Ayn-Rand-fetishists. Also, I think we might be losing. So can we just hit the reset button on everything and start over so we don’t have to go through the phase where we have to begrudgingly accept the long-delayed advancement of basic civil rights?
My favorite out-of-context mangos?
By keeping in mind that we may be wrong — that we are in fact very likely to be wrong in important ways — we help each other and ourselves to become less wrong over time.
The current chaos of our public debates about family life and fertility, about relationships and foundational vocabulary, is an opportunity to rebuild a culture that understands hard work, suffering, and sacrifice, including self-sacrifice, to be at the heart of what makes society work and work well.
If you dare go off the shore, I entreat you to enjoy more…
If you dare, that is.
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