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    Is there any point at which this administration takes a good, hard look at itself to see how its own policies and actions (or inactions) are creating this anger? Is there anything at all that could awaken them to the possibility that individuals in dispair are trying to fight back? That the government is reaping the bitter results of years of neglect (Katrina), arrogance (Iraq), mendacity (WMD, Valerie Plame) stupidity (Michael Brown), and avarice (national debt, CEO salaries, public graft, oil industry prices), and so on ad nauseum?

    I cannot answer that question.

    But I have always believed in the long, grindingly slow progress of humanity. Living in the shadows cast by this gruesome cabal, I keep reminding myself that while we can only be responsible for our own actions in our own time, we are part of a millennia-long tapestry. It will be our centuries-distant descendents who will be able to see more clearly what our particular snapshot in time signified.

    But then again I've been wondering when the stupidity in this administration's practice of continuing to provoke division between the classes as well as the ignorance involved in saying "we don't need to understand our enemy" would hit the fan all along, as it has throughout history, so maybe I didn't need further explanation.

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