Monday Morning Down

February 4, 2013

Chast_News_CycleSlightly overcast this Monday morning along California’s northern coast and through the thin clouds stars can be seen twinkling high above — the start of another workweek and more deeper into the winter of  discontent.

I’m way-happy the Super Bowl nonsense is now history — except for those addled brains who will blubber of such shit for weeks — and as everybody danced around a pigskin formed like a tumor, life on the daily planet keeps whistling along in a most-depressing and never-ending cycle of endless blood-letting bullshit.
Only a month along, 2013 is going to turn out to be one outstanding piece of work.

Life has become more than just bad news on the doorstep, but we have to take the next footfall to see if tomorrow will be better — if the recent past is any indication, don’t wait with baited breath.

(Illustration found here).

Already, gun killings look like the new normal — even people who use guns professionally are not immune and since last Dec. 14 …more than 100 such deaths the first week after the school shooting. In the first seven weeks after Newtown, there have been more than 1,280 gunshot homicides and accidental deaths. Slate has counted 1,475 fatal shooting incidents since Newtown, including suicides and police-involved shooting deaths…
However, what can you do when the biggest, ugliest mouth is a lying fear-monger: “The most basic right is to protect yourself,” he asserted. “If you limit the American public’s access to [assault weapons] semi-automatic technology, you limit their ability to survive.”
Is this 1875 Dodge City? I guess…

And what’s more, the NRA itself has an ‘enemies list,’ which includes about everybody and everything in the whole US of A — all in alphabetical order, starting with the AARP, and after a humongous list, ending with the YWCA of the U.S.A, including likes of the American Trauma Society, the Police Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors in between.
People, too — from Krista Allen to Moon Zappa.
How can anyone with any kind of walking around sense pay any attention at all to these assholes?

This current era is two railroad trains barreling full steam at one another, engineers in both train cabs see each other very well, but nothing at all is done, no brakes applied or anything, a scenario liken to, ‘it’ll all work out.’
Even earthworms are bad for our future.

The noted Noam Chomsky in a piece up at Tomdispatch discusses the US and law — although Chomsky’s post is about foreign bullshit, it’s also about the rotting soul of the US.
Especially this:

I merely mention that to illustrate that in the intellectual culture, even at what’s called the left liberal end of the political spectrum, the core principles haven’t changed very much.
But the capacity to implement them has been sharply reduced.
That’s why you get all this talk about American decline.
Take a look at the year-end issue of Foreign Affairs, the main establishment journal.
Its big front-page cover asks, in bold face, “Is America Over?”
It’s a standard complaint of those who believe they should have everything.
If you believe you should have everything and anything gets away from you, it’s a tragedy, the world is collapsing.
So is America over?
A long time ago we “lost” China, we’ve lost Southeast Asia, we’ve lost South America.
Maybe we’ll lose the Middle East and North African countries.
Is America over?
It’s a kind of paranoia, but it’s the paranoia of the superrich and the superpowerful.
If you don’t have everything, it’s a disaster.

And this is only Monday.

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