Friday, September 02, 2005

0250 It's hard to know what to say.
How could we have failed this could we have been failed this badly.
Is it laziness? Racism? Is it just that it was late August, and everybody important was on vacation?
Sunday night I was at a friends house, and we couldnt tear our eyes away from the predictions. "New Orleans is going to be destroyed", over and over. And not the usual hysteria, the brash terror calls, but a slow, almost hesitant repetition.
If we knew, we KNEW Sunday night, then how could the system not?
It's our system, isnt it?
The government is not made of robots and zombies, its made of people who stand behind you in line at the grocery store, people who buy music and argue about movies. People who watch storm predictions.
So what the hell is happening?
The only answer I can come up with is that the people who have decided to take responsibility for keeping this society in motion are not fulfilling their commitment.
To be in the government, you have to really want to be there, you know? Elected or hired, they have voluntarily decided to accept the responsibility. They have been entrusted by the people.
This week, they just didnt show up.
It is the worst kind of betrayal, the betrayal of those that you have accepted responsibility for. It is like a doctor leaving halfway through the operation, leaving you torn open and pinned back, just throwing up his hands and walking out.
Remember one year ago? They were touring the country, fighting every second to get elected, spending millions. Staging crap debates, shaking hands, all that endless shit talk about "protecting America". It was 24 hour a day campaigning a year ago, wasnt it?
And somebody won, and now... now this.
Look, this cannot stand.
This just cannot stand.