Time to dust off the passport! Oh and trust me it is not because of Negroponte or Gonzales. It is the lack of effort in those people who should be concerned. Its the lack of getting people to even bother with knowing even one of these things: history, global climatic change, current events, basic rights, civics, political systems or economic systems. I have finally came to the realization that Americans are down right dumb! Not ignorant. Ignorance would be those in other countries not able to access information due to lack of knowledge, economics and the burden of just trying to survive. No Americans are dumb to the core. They do not even know how to begin to see the dying planet that they are killing. They lack the brain cells to even be curious.
How many people who even glance at these indy medias bother knowing who Negroponte is? How many know the history of the death squads in central America? How many bother to inform their neighbors or friends or co workers? Oh yes the marches. So what! The only people who learn from the marches are those at the marches while the rest of the population flips thru the TV channels between commercials and eating chemically altered food. How many know what Blackwater, DynCorp and Titan are? How many care? How many really know what Patriot Act is? How many still believe Iraq was behind 9/11? How many think that the oil prices are just an Arab thing? How many still believe our government is innocent of war crimes? How many know what School of the Americas was or that they are still around under a new name?
Let us see how many people show up on May Day and let us see how the media covers it. If their are countless thousands and they take the message back to their neighbors, friends and collegues... then I will be hopeful. If the corporate media or should one say the corporate whores (I hope one of you vile disgusting corporate media sluts is reading this.. no offense to prostitutes by the way) even bothers spending time on the signifigence of May Day and its particapates then I would be shocked.
But unless something major changes then I am saying to my friends "it is time to go".
Oh wait! If I see people out in the streets tomorrow shouting they want "Change and Justice" or "Take back our country" .. well then I just join ya.