Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Politico Blues

With the passing of another year, it becomes more than obvious that politics is a nasty business. As was whined in an earlier post, someone thinks the liberals somehow run the country. To an extent that may be true in certain circles. But look at the grabs for power having taken place over the last 20 years. Look at the maintenance of power. Look at the expansion of power.

Isn't it funny that, somehow, people like Rove and Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and Cheney are still around? Their minions doing the bidding of the Texas cabal? I count no liberals in their ranks. Yet they have been movers and shakers since the Bush I days. If they are the guys calling the shots, where does the illusion of liberalism come from?

Conservatism is, by definition, adherence to the status quo. Liberalism, defined is the pursuit of indivifual freedoms and liberties without the intrusion of the state. Don't blame me, I just read the definitions. OK, which is it?

Or are we just getting old and ornery and have to cling to some sort of illusive philosophy of life that makes the lines broader and the contrast darker to make our confusion go away? It's not dark yet, but it's getting there.

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