Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Wow. Now I know why I always had a crush on him

John Cusack wrote a wonderful article at The Huffington Post. Here is a small sample:

How depressing, corrupt, unlawful and tragically absurd the administration's world view actually is...how low the moral bar has been lowered...and (though I know I'm capable of intellectually lazy notions of collective guilt) how complicit our silence as citizens is...Nixon, a true fiend, looks like a paragon of virtue next to the criminally incompetent robber barons now raiding the present and future.

It gets even more provocative, as he quotes Hunter S. Thompson, Bill Moyers, and Dr. Martin Luther King. Very well written. Bravo, John.

Props to Crooks and Liars for providing the link.


AT said...

Awesome. Brownie points for the HST quotes.

The SeaWitch said...

John Cusack has always been one of my favourite actors but after reading his article, he could very well become one of my favourite authors too. The man just keeps getting better and better with age.

Anonymous said...

To be honest, as if I have a hard time being that, I find his piece a bit trite. In other words, he repeats things way too many times in his piece. I also find that he focuses too much on the "my team should do this so the other team doesn't win" type of grade school mentality. He points fingers and chastises. He chastises the right for being evil and the left for not pointing it out and messing up where they might not win elections. He doesn't give answers, though I do not think it is necessary to have done that.

He fails to realize that BOTH sides are evil and BOTH have been intricate in the decay of western society involving the US. The right is simply loaded with liberals with a penchant for war, i.e. NEO-cons. Socially liberal while hawkish on foreign policy. The entire system is corrupt and decaying. For him to give it such a flimsy, superficial treatment indicates he is a biased, leftwing idiot. His main concern is for the Dems to beat the Reps, while he rarely if ever mentions in his article the people who have and are suffering, namely the citizenry. He thinks that the Dems winning will alone bring about peace, happiness, and prosperity. As if we need to go into the societal ills the Dems have caused the last half century. That's for another time.

I do agree with him on two points. Bush is dangerous and insane. He is such a dullard who thinks he controls the world, or should. He is neck deep in cronyism and his goals are geared to what is best for the Bush family first and foremost. The Bushes are dynastic and have been in political power for ~100 years. There is a reason Bush Sr coined the term "New World Order". There is no end to my abject hatred of "W". He is a monster in my mind and should be brought up on treason charges as he has shit on his base, ie white people, and the rest of the populace all the while bringing the country to near destruction.

I also agree with him that we are nearing "end of days". Maybe I'm just too pessimistic, though that scenario, unfortunately, is within the realm of possibilities. Europe is a tinder box just waiting for the right match. Same for the US. We've seen small bursts of social chaos with only a fraction of stress placed on these respective societies. Imagine how bad it could get. I don't want to come across as saying it will happen, nor do I think it is highly likely. I do think it is quite possible, though I think (hope) things will be milder in how they play out.

The SeaWitch said...

I re-read his article again after reading your comment Ethno and I can't say I feel his words were trite the second time around either. I think he very clearly stated who is to blame for the present situation in American politics...Bush and his Republican supporters and the Democrats for not doing enough to oust him. I suppose if words could be written and 100% of the people who read them interpreted the same way, we wouldn't have so many religions and lawyers wouldn't exist.

Cynthia Rae said...

Good looking AND smart! Who knew?