Thursday, August 04, 2005

You get a little scared...

....when you sit in the middle of New York City, and hear police sirens streaming past your window in the middle of the day after reading about yet another Zawahiri videotape being played on Al Jazeera, specifically mentioning your city.

And you wonder why they hate us.

Well, not wonder, because you know why. Bush has this unique knack for pissing people off wherever he goes. Makes you wonder how he's ever won elected office.

Actually, no, you don't wonder, you know precisely how. Karl Rove. And then you cringe.

See, I've known a lot of Republicans in my lifetime, and most of them are really fairly decent sorts of people. Maybe they don't get the struggles ordinary people go thru. They've never visited a homeless shelter, or gone to a day care clinic. They don't have parents in nursing homes, or a really troubled teen in rehab.

Or they don't even "know" of anyone who does. Let's face facts. The reason conservatives don't understand these things is they never talk about them in polite company.

The old saying goes that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged. I'll go that one better:
a conservative is a liberal who is waiting for therapy.

The bottom line is this: people who fear change won't talk about change and therefore miss out on a lot in life: new ways of looking at the world, of seeing, of learning.

Nothing wrong with being set in your ways, I suppose. Life's pretty easy when it's boring, but I think God put us on this planet for a purpose, and that was to discover who we are, and what we mean to the universe. It's not about glory to Him. His glory comes from ours.

For Karl Rove, you have to in the end pity him. He doesn't stand a chance against the karma about to pour down on him. It'll be fun!

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