'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Monday, July 18, 2005

Interesting Times 

I'd just like to say that, for the record, I completely agree with Cockburn's latest but still feel strongly that the current Rove scandal is a very important matter, just as although this is a hard left blog it tacitly supported John "Send in More Troops" Kerry after he became the Democratic nominee last year. The above is not a contradiction and, I believe, is not hypocrisy although I admit that reasonable people may disagree.

In my defense I defer to the implications of the (probably fake) Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." We are all unfortunately currently living in an interesting time, a time in which the US government has been hijacked by "a bunch of fanatics", to quote Zbig Brzezinski, who is, again, someone who would not be often cited favorably on a blog with "leftist" in its title if this were a saner political era.

Ending Rove's political career, however unlikely, would certainly be a step towards a saner political culture, and so I will write posts about the scandal and generally cheerlead for the rights of the CIA in this particular case. The goal here is to crawl our way back to a more boring dynamic in which traditional targets of leftist criticism such as mainstream Democrats and the CIA will only appear on this blog in their proper roles.

(Oh yeah, and sorry for the light posting and everything lately I've been kind of distracted but am planning to get back into blogging soon...)

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