Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Reflections: Consummatum Est

The endemic herd mentality and stubborn stupidity of the American people exposed by the current political season--on both sides of the equation--has been demoralizing to the nth degree.
And now there has been the threat that the entire election process will be co-opted by the DHS.
Turn out the lights and lock up the lab. Consummatum est.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Reflections: The Omens are Evil

Since the disgraceful demise of Bernie Sanders' bogus "revolution," this has become the most depressing presidential campaign season ever.
Perhaps the worst thing about it at this point is that it is predictive of even worse things to come in 2020. 
It is impossible to imagine either Clinton or the other guy serving more than one term; and even less possible to imagine either of them serving as a catalyst for any positive change in this society, or in this world. 
The likelihood for 2020 is that Ted Cruz, or Paul Ryan, or Mike Pence easily defeats some Democratic nonentity who is rushed in to replace a washed-up Hillary.
At that point, reality really sets in; a very grim reality.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rodak's Writings: Null and Void ~ a poem

Null and Void

It’s just wrong.

I speak of
what I’ve done,
of what I have,
of what I am.

No reason
to feed this.
No reason
to bid it rise
and walk.

I sit and watch
the morning sky
turn dark,
as lonely as
the empty hallways
of my heart.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Reflections: The Right and the Left of It

What conservatives want is a government strong (i.e. "big") enough to keep me from doing things they don't like, but weak (i.e. "small") enough to let them do anything they want.
What liberals want is a government strong (i.e. "big") enough to enlist the participation of all in the promotion of the common good, but weak (i.e. "small") enough to stay out of everyone's personal lifestyle choices, so long as they don't negatively affect the lives of others.