I've been wondering why there's been such attacks on American values - by Americans - including: incarcerating people without trial; the so-called "Patriot" Act, nullifying key provisions of our civil rights; legislation passed against "whistleblowers;" in favor of "tort limitation;" against middle-class "bankruptcy;" and, the unbridled tripling of gas and oil costs, without so much as an inquiry. All the while, as debt amasses and taxes have been cut on the super-rich.
I've been wondering how so many - including Hillary Clinton and John Edwards - could vote with the administration to invade a sovereign nation. If there was doubt then, what do we call it now as 116 and counting became splattered souls from shattered families during May?
I've been wondering why the Dems didn't play the same hard ball with this administration, as this administration plays against the majority, now.
I was wondering during John Kerry's campaign what people meant when they said Democrats have no conviction. No leadership. No ideas. I wondered why Kerry didn't tear into his chicken-hawkish opponents who, for the most part, couldn't tell a mess hall from a hit of Mescaline.
And then I remember wondering, decades back, as the animals - peeking through the window at the pigs and the people playing poker - could no longer tell who were pigs or who were people on the final page of George Orwell's poignant and timeless novel, Animal Farm.