Fulcrum Ruminations

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Motivation?

Only two posts for the whole month of February. And it's not like there isn't stuff going on that deserves comment . . . the press's total meltdown over the Dick Cheney hunting accident (how dare the VP not make running to the press his first priority after accidentally shooting his friend?), the insane "Intoonfada" by the retrograde barbarians of the Islamic world, the Dubai port take-over deal, the ever-growing disconnect between what we're doing in Iraq and what our near-worthless press is reporting, on and on and on.

But y'know what? Since I got back from Antarctica, it's just hard to make myself care about any of this. I have seen a better place, and it's cold, clean, and empty. Watching the Left and Right bloviate themselves into hysterics in this country brings only a sort of detached amusement. I spin thru the blogs I have linked on the right of this page (plus a few others I glance at) and I can't summon the energy to do more than shake my head ruefully.

I'm sorry, gentle reader, because you deserve better. You deserve to have another voice from the fulcrum helping to balance the lunacy of the poles.

It all just seems so unimportant . . .

2 Comments:

Blogger jurassicpork said...

Sooooo, global warming, homeland security, your government spying on you without even warrants, cronyism resulting in the loss of over 1300 lives, a growing deficit and debt, a clusterfuck of a war that's killed well over 2300 of our troops, outsourcing of millions of jobs, a near-complete loss of credibility abroad, foreign nations controlling 80% of our ports, with another 21 about to be handed over to a nation that has been infiltrated by al Qaida and Osama bin Laden still running around loose doesn't make an impression on you? This is how people like George Bush get "elected."

Pray tell, Lanz, what would (and the premiere of Season Six of The Sopranos doesn't count)?

8:21 PM  
Blogger Nyssa23 said...

Agreed. Nothing like (re)connecting with nature to make you realize how trivial so much of the daily business of American culture is, and how annoying is the constant whining from all sides to consume more goods, to let yourself be seduced by the distractions of celebrity-obsession, to buy into the culture of culture war.

11:26 PM  

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