Putting a poppy… 7 November 2009Posted by marisacat in Culture of Death, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
A plot of crosses to mark the losses of those men and women who have died in Afghanistan [Guardian]
…a posy, a poem over the horror. Well… at least the poppy is timely.
As for the rest, the wretched week past.. tossing the dots in the air, wondering if they fall in a pattern… I’d say we are dotless. Our dots are soap bubbles.
One thing I do hear rising – bubble like! – from the after-event of all the events, amid the CYA-ing, the bitching, the moaning, is Democratic calls for a draft.
The posturing to come is horrific.
Honorable mention… ;)
SMBIVA has up two posts on the ditch we are in. Very smart too.
It’s a no-win situation for meliorists. If they align with them, they’re going to be suckered into a corporate “worse the better” strategy every time. It’s amoral collegiality, and it works. The only electoral beneficiary is the Republican Party. The rest of the victory, needless to say, stays with their sponsors.
And one most deliciously lambasts Orange Boy.. and his “shooting up” posts.
Vote! For your drug of choice!
Along the way, in comments at SMBIVA, someone posts in full Ishmael Reed’s June 2008 post on The Big Let Down. A nice re-read. Especially as we are wallowing in the so-very-predictable ”BLD”.