Here are some thoughts. They are scattered and my ideas seem drowned in this sea of words I type. Politics is bullshit. We are all screwed. People are so seduced by their 9-5 lifestyle they are afraid to rock the boat. No one is happy, but most are not unhappy enough to do anything about it. The only ones happy are the companies that pull the strings on the puppets they have purchased. How do we deal with this unhappiness? We anaesthetize ourselves with mindless sitcoms, reality tv, sports, junk food, and the like. I am as guilty as the next person. Why then do I bother to write these words? Are they a message to myself to get off my ass and act on my beliefs? A message to others to do it for me? A self indulgent need to be heard? I don't like the direction that democracy is headed. I don't like that fear is used to pass laws that inhibit rights. I don't want to live in a police state where the terrorized become the terrorists. I don't want to be spied on. I don't want to be threatened for a lack of loyalty to a government whose only loyalty is to the corporations it serves. The use of nationalism by those in power to cement the loyalty of it's citizens, no matter what actions they take, in the name of protecting their citizens is a powerful weapon and one that is so subtlety administered we rarely notice the message we are being brainwashed with. I hope it's not too late to change this course, but I fear it may be. Have a nice day. Watch some television.