Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Here we go again

Actually it seemed to me that 2011 was a crap year for the planet, considering how many hundred of thousands of persons died unnecessarily, got permanently maimed in demonstrations or open warfare in the streets, or who became or remained mired in poverty, and in some places were struck down by famine.

Logically one might hope for a measure of relief in 2012, but of course the farce of another national election, in which everyone gets to express his/her own urgent vision of a utopian America that is structurally doomed to failure, now hangs in January like a black cloud on the horizon.

Results from the Republican freak show in the Iowa state caucus yesterday demonstrate the level of political intelligence abroad in the land, and shows how much money and effort will be required to overcome it.


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