Something New Under the Sun
It's not because I have little to say, and not because I have grown bored or tired, it is that I simply find little new going on to comment upon. The War on Terror is on hold while the US gets it's politics out of the way, a situation I find despicable, since Iran desperately needs to be pounded out of their current folly.
The time has come for me to comment again, though, for there is indeed something new under the Sun, and that new thing is:
The Euston Manifesto
The Left is finally, mercifully, coming to their senses. Perhaps.
They might be recognizing that there is more than one scale upon which a war can be viewed, and that at most such scales, a war is often a good thing. Indeed, the War in Iraq was a very good thing indeed, and the voting and new government and economic and social changes underway there, if they'd just HELP, are likely to be massively good indeed.
The Left is finally starting to say to itself, "Hey, why are we supporting the worst monsters on the face of the planet just because we really hate George Bush?" The Left is finally realizing they say just as much by tacit silence as they do by strident words. The Left is finally realizing that the rest of the world may not be stupid or easily mislead.
What makes this even more astonishing is that the Left is finally waking up to their own complicity in evil at the same time the US Right is spinning themselves into an addled stupor over the idiotic issue of illegal immigration.
The situation promises to become all topsy-turvy if the trends continue. While I have never professed to be anything other than a radical moderate, I find far more common cause witht he Right than the Left in most things.
But if this Euston Manifesto takes root, that may change.
And for me, that's a rather uncomfortable fact! :D