Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What's on your feeble mind Duane?

Let's just give in and give up. Democrats and Independents and Libertarians, go home, let the Republican way of life rule the world. Let them drill off the coasts of Florida and California, let them build a hundred nuclear plants, let them dump toxic waste in all the wetlands. Kick back and enjoy. They'll be doing us all a favor. Mass collective suicide, better faster than slower, better sooner than later. The Rapture's a -comin' anyway, and this is What Jesus Would Do, isn't it?

What am I talking about? Well, our kindly president G.W. Bush and his even kindlier, gentler potential "conservative" successor John McCain both eagerly want to lift the Outer Continental Shelf Moratorium (which has been in place since 1981), thus ending our national collective nightmare and bringing Him more American Oil Gas and Glory! Amen, Amen!

Didn't God give us Dominion, and don't we intend to Dominate, Damage and Destroy everything in Our Path, Cheek by Other Cheek?

One of the things I certainly do remember from the Reagan years -- William S. Burroughs and snippets from his "Thanksgiving Prayer" (Tornado Alley, 1986):

For decent church-goin' women,
with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces.

*Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison*

Thanks for Indians to provide a

modicum of challenge and danger.

Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.

Thanks for bounties on
wolves and coyotes.

Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify


the bare lies shine through.

[Yes, & thanks for those elections in 1968, 1972, 1980,

1984, 1988 and 2000

Thanks for keeping the half-wit in charge

in 2004

Thanks for a Silent Majority

And The Moral Majority

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks,

Now please give us More!]

Today's Rune: Wholeness.


Charles Gramlich said...

Off the shelf drilling is bound to happen. It may be that the rise in prices is being used as a wedge to force the subject.

the walking man said...

Drilling for more carbon based fuels is the most irrational act we as a society could allow. It would increase dependence and decrease research and delay implementation of other sources of power.

I, though am NOT opposed to nuclear power and do believe that we should follow the French/Japanese model of standardization of power plants. Pick the best technology available and build 100 plants all the same only adapted for geologic concerns, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes hurricanes etc.

the walking man said...

Don't know if the above is the whole address but it is

the article is under Why do Americans fear nuclear power.

Lana Gramlich said...

I hate to admit it, but I have no faith in humanity. As such, the sooner we wipe ourselves off the face of the earth, the better. I just wish we weren't going to take everything down with us...