I just finished The Road by Cormac Mccarthy. This story is a post apocalyptic (maybe) nightmare and I loved every second of it. Bleak.
It was creeeeeeepy.
You know what else is creepy?
John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Every time I hear her speak my mind beings to drift toward an almost subconscious association- a quick thought, a flash- and then a shudder as I recall scenes from a book written by Margret Attwood-
For you that aren’t familiar with this story, a quick synopsis:
“The novel explores themes of women in subjugation, and the various means by which they gain agency, against the backdrop of a totalitarian evangelical-Christian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government in the near future.”
Maybe my mind has a tendency to sway toward catastrophe.
Then again the fear tactics and horror film future John McCain and Co. like to conjure up for the viewing populous kind-of inspire the freak show future in my own mind- but in my version the monsters aren’t Islamic terrorists.
No- this dream is not a good one.
It is unfortunate (for John McCain) that John McCain in his efforts to gain the white house has chosen to grovel at the feet of the religious right in choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate.
She makes me very nervous, her fervor for a socially conservative state is dangerous.
THE WORLD HAS NO ROOM FOR SOCIAL CONSERVATISM!
The sooner people quit talking about how to rally against personal freedom- the sooner our energy will be allowed to focus on taking care of each other.