Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two

The Shape of things to come

Today in the news, there's a headline that reads, "Elusive Democrats Sought by Texas Rangers."

I shudder to think that this is the sort of headline that will become more and more common as the Christian Taliban and Neo-Con revolution closes it's clammy fist over the reins of power in America -- where it's not just pointless and witless to be a Democrat, but actually a crime.

I may be a shrieking liberal (and I am, really, just look at that picture!) -- but I've always maintained that an active opposition party is crucial to the democratic process. Over the past few years, the Republicans have been so effective at setting the agenda for discourse that the platform of the opposition party has become utterly irrelevant. So much so that Texas lawmakers have simply walked out on the process... and what's the response? Not to engage them in some sort of... oh, I don't know.. compromise... but rather, to round them up and arrest them. Democracy is dead in Texas.

I do not like the direction my country is headed in.

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