Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Initial Thoughts on John Roberts

While he appears to be physically fit, sports a full head of hair, and trots out two young children to prove his virility, George W. Bush's Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts appears to be the typical neo-Con, the Rapture Right hoped for. His cheesey comb over elicits memories of a fellow hardliner, John Ashcroft. His wife's choice of dress, suggests a Puritan, fixated on the Victorian ideas of modesty and chastity.

This entry serves as the first of what will be numerous posts dealing with Bush's attempts to trick the opposition into supporting a candidate who , ultimately, seeks to overturn a century of American progress.

Since I lack the necessary information to write an informed dissent on Judge Robert's noimnation at this time, I wish to offer an apology to the generations prior to mine,who worked so tirelessly to ensure future generations enjoyed freedom, liberty and equality.

My generation failed you; my generation failed this nation.

November represented a chance for my generation to turn out at the polls and confirm the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., Betty Freidan, Rachel Carson, Stokely Carmichael, and other great Americans. Instead, our generation stayed at home.

November represented a chance for my generation to affirm the values of LBJ's "Great Society" and destroy, once and for all, the dangerous "Cult of Domesticity." Instead, our generation chose apathy.


November represented a chance for my generation to choose a leader who would recognize the importance of places such as Seneca Falls , Selma, and Stonewall. Instead, my generation chose not to choose and in doing so, allowed an administration the power of the Legisilative, Executive and now Judicial branches of our government.

We failed you! My generation spoke by not voting; we allowed four Kent State students, brutally murdered by our government on May 4, 1970, to die in vain--their cause forgotten. We failed to follow the example set forth by the SDS. We lacked the balls of previous generations.

As George Bush attempts to turn the back the clock on social progress, the time dawns for the rebirth of the New Left, the SDS, and counterculture. I leave you with the one of my favorite counterculture songs. Take the words to heart with you everywhere you go.


"Volunteers"
Jefferson Airplane


Look what's happening out in the streets
Got a revolution Got to revolution
Hey I'm dancing down the streets
Got a revolution Got to revolution
Ain't it amazing all the people I meet
Got a revolution Got to revolution
One generation got old
One generation got sold
This generation got no destination to hold
Pick up the cry
Hey now it's time for you and me
Got a revolution Got to revolution
Come on now we're marching to the sea
Got a revolution Got to revolution
Who will take it from you
We will and who are we
We are volunteers of America

2 Comments:

Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

Cynic... is this the "jane" you told the story about on my blog??? Did she pass away???

12:05 AM  
Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

oops... i didn't mean to post that comment on this post... i think you know what post i was talking about. Sorry!

10:28 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home