Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline
queen_of_kithia

Someone explain this to me, because I honestly don't understand it.

What gives Bush the right to order a leader of a sovereign nation into exile? Under what authority can he do that?

Again I ask, Isn't that why we have a UN?

I'm not being ironic or rhetorical here, I honestly don't understand this; someone please explain this to me.

George W. Bush has no business being president for the same reason I have no business being president; he holds grudges. According to this article (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-605441,00.html) EVEN THE ELDER BUSH THINKS THIS WAR IS A BAD IDEA!!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DUBYA, WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO CONVINCE YOU, GOD COMING DOWN AND TELLING YOU TO STOP????????????

Perhaps I should seek some counseling. I don't think I can cope with this.

Don't get me wrong; I'm not suicidal. I love life. But I don't want to live in a world where this can happen. I don't want to live in a world where one man gets to threaten two nations with war, the nation who wages war and the nation who will have war waged on it, and everybody just sits back and lets him, all the while commenting on how crazy he is. Who is the evil dictator here? Have we learned nothing from history? This just feels wrong, every fiber of my being feels that this is wrong, and if this is wrong it shouldn't be allowed to continue.

I consider myself an optimist, and lately I have been clinging desperately to my optimism because it is the one thing that sustains me. I have long since believed that, although not everything happens for the good, good comes out of everything that happens, and everything is part of a pattern for good. Now I'm not so sure anymore. I have the feeling that something has gone wrong in the course of the universe, that God should just reboot and start all over because we human beings, and we Americans have borne a significant part of this, have ruined things, have messed things up...yes, have even fucked things up so bad that things will never get better, that we will never be able to clean up the mess we have made of the world, so we might as well start over.

And yet I think...even the idyllic world of Star Trek only came about after a Third World War. I believe that a Star Trek-esque world is possible, but I have always hoped that it could be brought about without the Third World War and the post-atomic horror. But maybe not. And if not, I will have to suffer through that. And maybe there will be no idyllic future. Maybe the distopians, the Orwells, the Huxleys, and the others, will be right after all, have been right all along. Maybe we optimists and we Roddenberrians and we humanists have just been fooling ourselves. Maybe we don't study study 1984 to learn how to avoid that fate, maybe we read it to prepare for our fate.

Someone please explain this to me. I don't understand.
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