You Won't Like the Future
As it stands now, the U.S. House of Representatives will fall to the Republicans this November. The Senate majority held by the Democrats will be eroded.
Far from moderating in the wake of the general election rout of 2008, the GOP has descended further to the right, embracing what appears to many progressives as a comical swirl of everything from transparently obvious, hokey hypocrites to mentally unstable, blubbering odd balls. These leaders of the so-called "Tea Party" movement will be anything but comical, though, when their social celebrity status becomes actual political power.
You won't like the future, I promise you that. The man elected President of the United States in 2008 has failed to lead, and quite specifically, he has failed to lead the citizenry away from the mesmerizing influence of moral decline sold like snake oil with words like "moderate" and "compromise," words almost willfully at contrast with equally voiced words like "change" and "hope."
Fearlessness was not in Mr. Obama's vocabulary. It never will be. But you knew that, didn't you? you who have read my articles; you who earnestly decry commercialism cast to maximize consumer acceptance; you who were actually following the career and voting record of then-Senator Barack Obama; you who at least ought to know the difference between hypnotically howling speeches full of vagaries and the fiery political roar of a man who votes from a progressive conscience rather than a politically apparent expedience.
No, you won't like the future. It will be the place where zealots of extremism feed on the pastel passions of the lazy, who in their great numbers want nothing other than a way forward paved by paid shouters elevating unapologetically greed-driven celebrities promising rectitude with the phony wink of the hypocritical and the knowing smirk of the ignorant.
You won't like the future. It's the place where the weak believe in leaders who think nightfall is a place of compromise with the darkness. In their folly, such failed guardians of freedom are destroyed by the strong, those who either believe in embracing the darkness, as the American electorate will do in November of 2010, or believe in setting ablaze the night and battling through to the morning, as the Democrats refused to do after November of 2008.
No, you won't like the future.
But it will come, anyway.
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