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Baby George in the Land of the Bubble People
By Phil Rockstroh
Online Journal Contributing Writer
The Bush administration is a mere reflection of the bubble-wrapped people of the US and their outright disregard of anything on earth that does not serve their selfish, short-term needs and cravings. Bubble Boy Bush merely mirrors our hidden aspirations and agendas—which can be summed up thus: of paramount importance—the end all, be all of all things—is my comfort level. All things in creation exist solely to serve this end.
Yet a dreadful knowledge gnaws beneath the surface of our awareness: at a deeper level, we Americans realize that in order to live in the manner we have become accustomed, we must continue to plunder the resources of the world at a rapacious rate—and we know that our actions are not only unethical, but unsustainable as well.
But the implications of acknowledging these realities are too overwhelming. The knowledge that we maintain "our way of life" on the bartered blood of the innocent is too unnerving and damning.
We banish such thoughts from our minds, yet they arise as a host of diffuse anxieties and distorted fears. In addition, the dilemma is steeped in bitter irony: for the more anxious we grow, the more desperate we become for reassurance. And what do we find reassuring? Well, of course, the bubble-enclosed life we have always known. It must be maintained at all costs.
Therefore, we crave even greater levels of comfort: Our gas-guzzling motor vehicles must be made larger; our food portions bigger; anti-depression and anti-anxiety medications must be made even more widely available. Meanwhile, the bubble swells to the bursting point.
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
And that's your right.
If we don't start planning today for what is surely about to come upon us, then shame on us. We deserve our plight.
YOu're not one of those dandies who think that just b/c we are we have everything coming to us, do you?
[edit on 7/6/05 by EastCoastKid]