Saturday, November 06, 2004

God Save Us All

I've been holding back considerably all week about the elections. Obviously, I'm extremely disappointed. I'm over it right now. I think I'm less worried right now about Bush than I am about the attitude of this country. Bush hasn't gotten me as riled up this week as much as hearing people's reasons for voting for him.

Since I'm on a kick of posting old emails to Jonathan, I'll do another that sums up my current attitude quite well. Just a little backstory, in case you didn't know, Jonathan has spent the last almost two years in the Republic of Georgia. Now please excuse any typos or bad English in this post, I'm just cutting and pasting....

"Yeah I'm pretty upset that Bush won too. I don't quite share your same attitude towards Kerry, but he's definitely not my favorite democrat. I do agree that he is an elitist, but I do think he's been through hell to get to this point, something Bush never did. That's the problem with the democratic party right now is that they are perceived as being elitists. Of course, the Republican party is the elitist party and has been for half a century but that's not the vibe they give off. They are the Nascar party, and the democrats need to be the Nascar party. I'd like to think Hillary will rise up to be a party leader, but she could very well meet the same fate as Kerry. She's just become another rich New England democrat. Maybe John Edwards is that guy, being a southern democrat, but he's currently out of a job. It's funny that Barrack Obama has become such a huge figure in the party, and he hasn't even been sworn into the Senate yet. I think Obama is going to be a huge part of American politics, but that an eventual thing. Hopefully they don't rush it, because that's what happened with Edwards....he never was able to shake the fact that he's a junior Senator. I don't think it'll happen but Kerry may be the candidate to go with in 2008. Hell if he can get 49% against a strong candidate like Bush, imagine what he could do against a weaker candidate (and to me, every Republican will be a weaker candidate than Bush). There aren't a lot of strong young Republicans left. I keep hearing about Rudy, but all he is only a former mayor and has already said he won't take the Attorney General post if Ashcroft leaves. Not quite Presidential material. I've also heard Santorum's name tossed around which makes me laugh. This is the same guy that compared sodomy with bestiality. The one guy that scares me is Pataki.

I'm pretty worried about the next four years. bush has already said that he feels that America has embraced his conservative philosophy. To him, that'll mean that he doesn't have to hold anything back. Most lame ducks worry most about legacy, but Bush doesn't seem like he gives a fuck about his legacy. That's scary. If he was holding back in his first four years, I'd hate to see what happens when he doesn't. He's already listed Alaskan drilling as one of the most important goals of the next four years. Funny he didn't mention alternative energy like he has in the past....fucking liar. He's also going to privatize social security, which will widen the gap between the rich and poor.

My buddy told me something this morning. He was taking down his John Kerry sign from his yard and his daughter started asking about it. After he explained it, she said that Kerry kills babies. Needless to say, he got pretty pissed. It turns out that her daycare sitter was telling her that. He's struggling with what to do about it, but obviously doesn't want to just not do anything. I don't get it. Bush said he will not overturn Roe v. Wade. So why is he the pro-life candidate?? And Kerry's a baby killer??? So what is Bush doing to the innocent children being killed by our forces in Iraq everyday???? You mentioned that you aren't quite on key with what the American attitude is like right now. That story is an example of the problem. Liberalism has become the philosophy of Satan. The way I've been fighting that is by telling the truth....."I am a liberal. Jesus was a liberal. I've been raised to live my life by the lessons learned in Christianity." If Christ was alive today, he would just be viewed as another liberal hippy scum. This conservative country wants to say it's the nation of God. The problem is that this country doesn't know who or what God is. Kerry actually said it best at the DNC when he said "we have to stop saying God is on our side, but rather that we are on God's side." There is too much judgement in this country. "The pro-lifers are evil. The gays are evil. The liberals are evil." I was taught that judgement is God's will, not my will. In my eyes, the conservatives want to do God's work and twist the Bible just enough to do it better than God. Therefore, the conservative philosophy is the philosophy of Satan. It really is too bad that this country doesn't open its eyes and realize that. I'm not a perfect man by any means whatsoever, but in this case I hate thinking I'm wrong.

Okay.....synicism over.....

I'm currently listening to the new Son, Ambulance. It is amazing. It's perfect for the Elvis Costello side of me.

Going bowling later...."