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  •  I'm suffering from serious dKOS-induced (1+ / 0-)
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    depression tonight, what with the really deflating experience of participating on the kid oakland thread earlier then with the comparison between the limited response that this thread has generated vs. the really pointless discussion going on on the Markos/Jimmy Carter Onion piece thread.  

    And people ask me where I go when I disappear from dKos for long stretches...

    Unfortunately, I'm really wishing that MB had stuck around for this thread, because after going through yet another tedious argument about what's "funny" with the frat boy contingent that dKos does have a tendency to represent (no matter how old or what gender those of the constituency may be), combined with the rather emotional unfolding that the Guantanamo thread has provided for me, I really wish he were still around.  I've never done that before, asked for someone specifically to show up on a thread.  But I feel like I need him now in the middle of this mess, to help me make sense of it.  

    Its already the middle of the night, now, however.  Oh crap.  

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 10:47:47 PM PST

    •  Here I am, agg. Let me just say ... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...first off, that good conversation doesn't require the hundreds of commenters that show up on ... er ... let us say, threads of lesser importance.

      And, second, don't despair. I know how you feel, believe me. And I don't say that lightly, my friend. But my reading of history reminds me that those who have fought oppression have always been in the minority until they're in the majority. "We" have beaten down a lot of shit over the centuries as a consequence of that, and while progress sure as hell isn't linear, and can often be two steps forward then one and three-quarter steps back (the current period being even worse than that), we do move "ahead," if ever so slowly, with occasional great leaps.

      That, at least, is what I believe, and why I keep fighting.

      "Just remember, boys, this is America. Just because you get more votes doesn't mean you win." - Special Agent Fox Mulder

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 11:57:59 PM PST

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        I'm afraid I let some rather stupid tussels on other threads deplete too much of my energy, I think, and then fell into a discussion I wasn't capable of handling.  I've not had this kind of scare before here, its unsettled me too much. I feel lost here in a way I've never felt before.

        And the trips back through memory lane between the guantanomo thread and the iraq invasion have only stripped me dry, rather than sustained something that the solidarity I used to find here did.

        God, I feel pathetic right now.  I'm sorry.  But better pathetic and melodramatic than gassed and unbreathing.  

        What an unpleasant night at the big orange. your presence is helpful.

        Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

        by a gilas girl on Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 12:14:14 AM PST

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