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I haven't made a political post in a long, long time.

I'd make one now, except just thinking about it depresses me. I was not happy about the results of the midterm, needless to say... and I am even less happy, if possible, about this "compromise" that Obama has made with the GOP on taxes. From where I sit, it smells more like capitulation than compromise. Give a lot, get almost nothing.

Obama is the most intelligent president we've had since Jimmy Carter... and, sad to say, he is looking more and more like Jimmy every day. A good man, but not a good leader. At least not so far. He doesn't seem to have the stomach for a fight. We need another FDR, another JFK, another LBJ. NOT Jimmy II. (And, yes, I know, Obama has accomplished some important stuff. But so did Jimmy. Camp David accords, remember?)

Yeats was writing about his own time in "The Second Coming," I know, but sometimes I think he was prescient:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

And could that rough beast whose hour has come round at least be... Sarah Palin?

No, please. Tell me that's just a bad dream. Somebody wake me up.



Dec. 16th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
I find i passing strange that we have allowed things to get to this point...What is to be done....

I love the stories in retrospect, so i guess it seems proper that we always suffer through the likeness of them.

I am in my fucking cups bout now....but i thought i should stop by and drop my praise.....a song of ice and fire has changed my life....for the better.....George, You are my favorite writer...my whole social circle has tattoo's reflecting your work.....

Thanks for kickin ass.....and being a wall to wall end all bad ass motherfucking story teller.

kinda lost sight of the comment point....but in all points i agree with the Jimmy Carter analogy. and fear what my generation will do when they see Palin in a puma tracksuit wavin a flag.

Here's hoping there's still hope....

signin out
-Jameson Lannister


George R.R. Martin
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