Okay, it's a new year, and we're supposed to be optimistic and positive about what's ahead. Putting a damper on the festive mood of well-wishers and party goers is being the New Year Grinch, bearing tidings of gloom and doom. So call me a Grinch....I'm tired of the make believe.
You can usually bet the ranch that past behavior often is the best indicator of future behavior. If so, looking back at 2007 should make us all very wary of the coming year. It isn't about to make much of a difference.
A pretty thorough list of what was NOT done to change this country in a year that SHOULD have made things better can be found in a blog at TvNewsLIES.org:
2007 - Look Back in Anger!
Americans seem to be a people with a very short memory span and a very limited sense of outrage. I don’t know what it will take to shake them into any semblance of collective outrage or united action. I do know however, that I am angrier at the close of this year than at the end of any other year that has passed.
As you might well imagine, I am furious with the usual suspects: the corporate thugs, the PNAC warmongers and the religious fanatics who have wreaked such irreparable havoc on us all. TVNL has raged against what they have done to destroy the lives of so many.. But this time around I am ever more unforgiving in my despair and pessimism because of what has NOT been done by those who could have and should have lived up to the promise of change
It was a year of stunning inaction, during which so much that might have been done, and that could have been done, was NOT done, 2007 was heralded as a year of hope and progress. It was not. At year’s end, the crimes of the Bush administration still were business as usual. At year’s end, every outrage against the nation and the world remained uninvestigated and unpunished.
And by the year’s end, members of both parties had joined forces to do nothing at all that might lead to a Happy New Year for anyone..
Just think about it for a minute. Here are some of the issues that could have been dealt with in 2007 and are OFF THE TABLE for any legislative action as I write. Even if every one of them had failed to pass a divided Congress, in the very least, the facts finally would have been placed in the public arena. In the very least, they would not have been swept under the proverbial rug of our shamefully intimidated and cowardly elected legislators.
As 2008 begins, here are SOME of the issues that have endangered our democracy and the lives of so many around the world. For all of 2007, there was no action, nor were there any plans to:...
Full article and the list of the issues: