This is a conversation that I had with my friend the day after the election, about half an hour after Kerry's concession speech.
BenPatrickW: I can't believe I have to take 4 more years of this garbage
GrnLntrnAlf: You don't have to take it
GrnLntrnAlf: We can fight every inch of the wayBen
PatrickW: it is just such a dissapointment
BenPatrickW: we should have a system of checks and balances...what good is it to have Republican's control all 3 branches?
GrnLntrnAlf: It's not
GrnLntrnAlf: Let them wring their own necks.
BenPatrickW: why do you think the pilgrams escaped Europe...it was to escape this religious bullshit and be free
BenPatrickW: our nation is going right back to the fucking problems of our origin
GrnLntrnAlf: Ben I thought this was our time to finsih it off, you need to understand that the country will need a jolt. This slumber, this distraction, the blindness and self-importance will eventually reap what is deserved. It was Fiorello LaGuardia under pressure of a huge bribery scandal who said to the citizens of New York, "The People will get the government they deserve"
GrnLntrnAlf: As it stands our country in it's ridiculous, blind, rage does not deserve a good man like John Kerry.
GrnLntrnAlf: Keep the faith, fight the fight, and when the time comes for us to step-up and say "I told you so" let's be gracious.
BenPatrickW: I know
BenPatrickW: I just really lost a lot of faith in our nation
GrnLntrnAlf: I did too
GrnLntrnAlf: I feel like a foreigner
BenPatrickW: I feel like I don't belong in this country
BenPatrickW: or we need to branch off and start a new nation
GrnLntrnAlf: Something tells me we are not the only ones
BenPatrickW: why waste all this time...we should be disputing issues that we are split on...serious issues
BenPatrickW: not dealing with fucking gay marriage and religious bullshit
GrnLntrnAlf: Ben, you and I know that this country is irresponsible towards it's citizens. There is a growing gap between the poor and rich, there is a health care crisis looming, the world no longer takes us seriously, and sees us as "Dangerous", we have wars we cannot pay for, we haven't enough troops, and our anti-terrorism measures are still harassing innocent citizens and seriously ignoring gaping holes in our security.
GrnLntrnAlf: These are facts. Eventually, the facts catch up with you, no matter how many gay people you manage to prevent from being happy, no matter how many flags you wave, and no matter how many prayers you send upwards.
BenPatrickW: the health care issue is a fucking mess. I was listening to the Sentate Majority leader this morning. He doesn't have a fucking clue how to improve the situation. They are incouraging people to set aside a savings for an emergency. That is a scary concept. We need to have a national healthcare plan.
GrnLntrnAlf: How's your savings acct.?
GrnLntrnAlf: How do you manage to live on our salary?
BenPatrickW: I'm thinking of pushing drugs...or pimping ho's
GrnLntrnAlf: Seriously though, it's tough isn't it?
BenPatrickW: my brother was given a $7000 tax break last year
BenPatrickW: do you think he needs that money?
GrnLntrnAlf: Most of our co-workers receive extra income from family, or trust-funds
BenPatrickW: do you know what he does with that money?
BenPatrickW: he gambles
BenPatrickW: meanwhile...I don't get shit for tax breaks
GrnLntrnAlf: We make more than the minimum wage, and we're not able to cover ourselves for an emergency.
GrnLntrnAlf: Who are the people making up these plans?
GrnLntrnAlf: Have they any idea of what a dishwasher does, makes, and how he lives?
GrnLntrnAlf: What are we going to do about Iran who recently passed overwhelmingly a resolution to continue their nuclear weapons program, to the shous of "Allah is Great, Death to the U.S"?
GrnLntrnAlf: This government will continue to ignore it, and truth be told, it's what this country needs. We need to buckle down and do what we can. Keep our fellow man in mind in our actions, and keep the voice of true moral opposition loud and clear.
BenPatrickW: I seriously don't know what to think anymore
GrnLntrnAlf: Me neither.