I read the paper
every day, which is probably my first mistake....
Each day I read another story about violence
or corporate greed
. I read as people in some countries die to gain freedoms while people in the USA
give up their own. I watch corporations grow unchecked by the government
. I watch the government go unchecked by the people.
I watch junkies die on the streets while our "War on Drugs
" sends troops to Columbia
to "solve the problem".
I watch adults give up their rights to protect their children.
I watch the Klan
hate the Catholics
hate the Lesbians
hate the Patriarchy
hate the Blacks hate the Klan
I watch European-americans
complain about immigrants.
I watch as companies control people, and people let them.
I watch as a middle-aged mother of two compains about gas prices while she fills up her Jeep Grand Cherokee
I watch, disjoined, as my own mind
spirals down the well into absolute loathing for them all.
One Angry Man
The alrternative, to disconnect
. To put down the paper, turn off the television news, avoid Slashdot
, to allow it to go on around me and absorb myself in my world of perl
servers and Dungeons & Dragons
. Can I do it?
I am so tired. Tired of the outrage
Where does an atheist
, whose only faith is in humankind
, turn when humankind has failed him?
How does one have time to fight in a society
that seems to have been engineered to use all of ones time just to make ends meet?
I'm taking a nap