I have criticized Bush and his cohorts for using manipulative language, but I looked back at my last entry and saw that I used some manipulative language myself. And I don't like that feeling. I don't like the feeling of stooping to that level.
Words have such power, and you must be careful how you use them. I reread the words I wrote and I thought, "If I were Senator Daschle, would I want to be associated with the author of this piece?" And the answer was no.
I still oppose the war, but I feel I need to stop making it so personal. I have come to hate Bush. Hatred is like a drug. It's enjoyable at first, but it's addictive. Soon it takes up too much of your time and resources and you would like to give it up, but you have come to depend on it. You know it is destructive, but you can't stop. I don't like the feeling of wasted time, and I don't like to hear angry, hateful things coming out of my mouth or see them being brought forth by my fingers.
So I've got some work to do, some editing. Some of what I wrote last time is good and will stay, but some of it has to go.