Uncorking the Outrage

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” ~~ John F. Kennedy

America has lost its fucking mind.  The “land of the free, and the home of the brave” has been reduced to a quivering nation of paranoid loons too easily manipulated by a government so far under the thumbs of a military industrial complex its a wonder they don’t just call it a day and don the uniforms.  Convinced that fear is the new currency, our government has convinced us to shut the lights in the “City on the Hill” and cower behind the curtains like frightened mice.  Setting aside the probability that we’re far more likely to be struck by a meteorite than killed by a terrorist, we bow our heads and shuffle silently forward like the voiceless workers in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis – trudging tirelessly to the machines without so much as hot babe lead us to revolution.  Told by our leaders that truth is subservient to “national security,” we bow down to take an eraser to the U.S. Constitution because, God forbid, we be forced to face up to the embarrassment of our abject failure and remove our heads from our collective asses and deal with the REAL WORLD instead of this bipartisan fairy tale we currently call a democracy.   A wise man once said, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” and boy, oh, boy was he ever correct. Read the rest of this entry »