So Difficult to Let Go

I’ve been reading Len’s blog with interest for the last few weeks. His links to stories like this one invariably leave me with a deep sense of concern for the many Americans I know and like, not to mention for America itself. I think it’s fair to call Len “just another ordinary guy who happens to live in Texas, be gay, and disagree vehemently with the policies of George W. Bush’s administration.” So hearing that he should be the recipient of hate mail (from bullies who don’t even have the balls to sign their threats) as a result of expressing his views online, I worry that we’re only seeing the tip of the iceburg.

If the divisions among Americans are, as some claim, as deep if not deeper than they were in the years leading up to the American Civil War, could those tensions degenerate into the ACW II? I get this awful mental image of America standing on a precipice — so close to the edge, in fact, that it doesn’t matter who wins next year’s presidental election. Whoever loses is bound to be seriously dangerously pissed.

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  1. Maurice, you are correct in worrying. But the fear should be not so much who loses, but if Bush loses. I believe another civil war is inevitable. In fact the first skirmishes have already begun. Protesters were singled out for bullying and beatings simply because they vocally opposed the war. There is a general and alarming trend of anti-liberal bias voiced on the media to the point that some punditz are proclaiming that to be liberal is to be anti-American and a traitor. David Neiwert has been doing an excellent job writing about the rise of American fascism at http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/. I have written about this myself several times, particularly in regard to the Christian underpinnings of this nascent fascism.

    It certainly seems like it is time to seek my (mis)fortune in Canada. But how long will it be safe from American predations? For that I will gladly fight. To save this country from itself, I could give a toss.

  2. I’m already one step towards Canada, and I would jump in a moment given the chance. The state of affairs in the U.S. has been as such the past decade, that fear is becoming more common place. Decadence of the ‘soul’ is the norm. Being a voice is not a good idea, because bringing attention to oneself is like being a nail sticking up, and you know what happens to nails that stick up.

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