17 March 2004

Not hate, satire

I’m committed to writing this entry free of hate and satire. Okay, so first things first: Given my raging, hilarious satire which, I might add, was neither raging nor hilarious, I’ve managed to ruffle a few feathers. Well, maybe not ruffle feathers, but I figure I should back up my Kerry/ Bush statement with a little bit more satire:

Oh wait, I said no satire this time.

What I meant to say when I said that I wasn't thinking “The Presidential race is going to be dumb. You think there’s really any difference between John Kerry and George Bush? I’m sorry. There’s not. It's like Algore/ Bush II.” is that both Bush and Kerry are politicians interested in the status quo. Meaning this: big business and lobbyists will continue to control this country. Do you think Bush has cut taxes across the board out of a sense of fairness to everyone? No, man, he wants to feed the monkey. And Mr. Kerry (and I hate to agree with DeWalt here, but) you think Mr. Kerry has changed his opinion about any number of things to make them more “nuanced”? No man. He’s feeding the monkey too. Companies are giving money to both campaigns. They don’t care who wins. They just want to get theirs.

The point is, regardless of who you vote for the poor will continue to suffer, the innocent unborn will continue to suffer, we will still have the death penalty. Oh yeah, and we’ll still be in Iraq.

Look it. My raging satire has made me devote at least three good paragraphs to politics with only one good zinger. Let my people go, man.

Okay, I’ll leave you with these two (mostly) apolitical things: A) I’m getting a Japanese drivers license and it looks like the first time I will drive in Japan will be when I am taking a road test with a Japanese instructor. Oh yeah, I’m looking forward to that. B) Dr. Stanley Hauerwas (the pacifist) wrote me back. I was so happy and it re-ignited my belief that writing to famous people is worth your time. Except Oprah. She totally doesn’t write you back.

Tori Amos’ “Mother” is just about enough.

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