Revised Blogger Personal Statement
"This is the future. You've got to live it, or live with it." Since the Firesign Theatre pointed this out, decades ago, its truthiness has only intensified - as Bob Dylan advised, "let us not talk falsely now, the hour's getting late."
I would like to live in a country that has a decent respect for the opinions of mankind(as Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence), that cultivates just and amicable feelings towards all other nations (Washington), that listens to the better angels of our nature (Lincoln), and that takes seriously Eisenhower's warnings about the military-industrial-congressional complex.
I have an "Out of Iraq" sign up at my house, and hope the Bush Gang receives fair trials (with all the constitutionally mandated protections they wish to abolish for others) and punishment as decreed by law. ["You may think that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." - John Lennon]
As someone at the Nova Scotia Archives told a cousin of mine once, "We're all related - even the Chinese." I think so too.
May the Creative Forces of the Universe have mercy on our souls, if any.