'Divided (by 9/11) we stand'?:
Thinking we might have a local Cindy Sheehan poseur on our hands, I was all set to blast this op-ed by Carie Lemack
until, well, I read it. It's a moving and deft appeal to end the 'internal warring.' ...
Then there's this op-ed appeal by Carla Seaquist
for moderates to be more assertive. I started to roll my eyes at yet the latest ode to a third way, but then I thought, 'Do I really want to live in a world in which debate is set by the blowhard likes of Sean Hannity
and Michael Moore
?' So good for Carla. ... FYI: Sean has a 'poll' (see bottom left of above link) asking who's doing the most post-Katrina political finger pointing. Three of his named suspects are African-Americans. It just kind of jumped out at me. ... FYI II: Mikey is heading to Louisiana
and praising Sean Penn. God help us. Everyone's got to get into the center-stage act. ... FYI III: You know people are getting sick of politics as usual when Yeats' 'The Second Coming'
is quoted in abundance. Here's a pretty good quickie analysis
of the often misunderstood poem (and don't forget to 'use down arrow or vertical scroll bar'). ... And that's Hub Blog's very own Poetry Corner Moment for the day.
P.S. -- Why I've suspended the Blame Game Battlefield Updates (also see post below): Yep, it's ideological trench warfare: The administration is lobbing #4 grenades
while Paul Krugman fires another #5 cannonade.
... The only good thing to come from Katrina is that the talking classes have been utterly exposed by Katrina. I mean, this was a tragedy ultimately caused by God and compounded by literally centuries of engineering mistakes and hubris, and yet the political classes predictably saw the issue through their 2005 political goggles. I've waited some time, lurking in the cynical background, for an event like this to chronicle. It was perfect. To RFK Jr., Sean Hannity, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Paul Krugman, Daily Kos, Rightwing Nuthouse et al, thank you! You acted as if on cue. ...