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  •  We might've waited too long already (1+ / 0-)
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    but only time will tell.  I'm pretty down about things this week but I'm sure I'll bounce back.  Maybe the old adage is true "things need to get way worse before they can get any better."  

    So much of what is going on in America right now doesn't impact the majority of lives.  War without sacrifice.  Inequitable economy without visceral understanding of the negative externalities generated.  Maybe the masses will wise up when more of their cities gets blown, flooded or burned off the map.  Maybe when everyone is fat and uninsured and can't get their diabetes treated they'll wise up.  Maybe I'm overreacting.  "I told you so" seems a cold comfort if I'm anywhere in the ballpark of being right.

    I think I'll take a break from this place for awhile.  I love the intellects and passion around these parts but until I start seeing a little more fight out of the elected Dems, I'm starting to accept the immutable truth that those in power, regardless of whether (D), (R) or (I) follows their name, are really all about the same thing--the status quo.  They appear to have never encountered a problem they couldn't run away from fast enough.  I'd laugh but I feel more like crying.

    At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle

    by rrheard on Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 09:27:39 PM PDT

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    •  I understand and sympathize (1+ / 0-)
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      There have been a number of people who've taken a break from this place, when the feeling of despair and disillusion becomes too great.  Day after day of these brilliant diaries throwing straw after straw onto the camel's back...but the fucking camel just keeps on going.

      I first came to DKos in the lead-up to the 2004 election, and it took me a long time to come back after that devastating loss.

      Nevertheless, there is something to be said for the sense of community we have here.  Yes, there is a lot of amazing intellect and passion, and there's also an incredible amount of empathy and support.  We're always going and cleaning up after one others' exploded heads.

      I'm frequently enraged here, and despairing.  But what's the alternative.  Have to stay informed, and have to keep knowing there are others like us out there, and every day there are numerous small actions pointed to that we can take.  Somehow, being here feels better than being alone in the despair.

      If you need to take time away, I understand and wish you well.  And hope you're back soon.

      Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?

      by DebtorsPrison on Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 09:47:50 PM PDT

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