Thursday, August 28, 2008

God's Message to the Faithful

It seems like there's going to be a huge hurricane next week during the Republican convention. That means the prospect of television showing a bunch of white male oligarchs slapping themselves on the back on one side of the screen while a national disaster plays out on the other.

My hopes and prayers go out to those in the storm's path. And I sincerely hope that the worst is avoided. It's not right to politicize such a catastrophe, it should be so far out of bounds as to be unthinkable. But the conservative spectrum of our political discourse has never shied from wrapping themselves in the flag and using it to justify their actions - an action I'd think should be just as unacceptable. So, perhaps it's time that we wrap ourselves in ruin. Clothe ourselves in threadbare sacks and with our faces coated in the ash, ask - demand - why.

So, I will note that it's also going to be just over three years since Katrina struck New Orleans. And if there's a more sublime illustration of just how much the conservatives have failed the country over the past eight years than that tear filled day, I shudder to think of it.

No comments: