Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Pissing into a headwind is no fun...

Election returns are in from the June primaries.

And the people spoke...at least those registered to vote
did. And what did they say?
Around here, in Del Norte County, California, for the second time in two elections they said NO to new taxes (requiring a 2/3 majority) for Libraries...actually, for extending library hours beyond four days/week.
And on the state level, NO to money for Libraries; and NO to taxing the top 1% income bracket to fund Preschool for Children.
The Progressive Agenda took a hit all over the place.
The old wisdom: 'Regroup...and continue to fight the "good fight".' For you, maybe. Not for me. I am tired of the "good fight".
As long as the voters in this polity seem content to fritter away resources and lives in pursuit of an ADVENTURISTIC CULTURE OF DOMINATION AND DESTRUCTION, it seems rather fruitless to attempt a reasoned discussion about the consequences of our collective social behavior.
Soon enough the consequences of our behavior WILL FORCE OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO MAKE MAJOR CHANGES in consumption and living patterns.
Cultural change will be thrust upon us.
I will change my consumption and living patterns:
that will be my political statement.
I will cease, however, to continue to "fight the good fight" in the realm of political discourse:
PISSING INTO A HEADWIND
is an unsatisfying activity
for
any
prolonged
period of time!

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