The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Calibration Check

   Every so often I find it useful, if occasionally painful, to step back and take the long view in order to gain a fresh, and possibly more accurate, perspective. I thought you might like to come along for the ride this time.

    What do the events of the past few weeks have to show us?

    Well, let's see...Our country is involved in 3.75 wars more or less,  depending on how one counts Pakistan and Yemen, with no clear mission or exit strategy in any of them. We are in the second year of double digit unemployment with no end in sight and the Republicans are playing chicken over any measures to fix anything. Global warming is beginning to actually manifest in the observable weather. The Patriot Act was renewed without debate again. Temporary emergency powers: The gift that keeps on giving.

    Oh yeah, and Japan is pumping radio isotopes into the air at a steady pace with no end in sight and the government's response is to close down the monitoring stations.

     What is the big item in the news? What is the only thing that has the American people outraged?

     A Congressman Tweeted his johnson.

     If I didn't have to actually live in this country I'd be amused. Hell, I actually am amused, which proves that you can actually get used to a background level of unbelievable stupidity if it goes on long enough. Here we are flirting with two of the Horseman and another that even St. John on 'shrooms couldn't have foretold and all anyone cares about is Weiner's auto-Tweetio.

     I swear. They could declare martial law and no one would notice if Lady Gaga flashed her tits on TV that week.

      Be seeing you.


1 comment:

  1. *Sigh* I'm inclined to agree with you. It's going to be a long winter.