If the US had Iraq's problems
Jaun Cole of Informed Comment
posits this situation: If America were Iraq, What would it be Like?
It's worth thinking about, if only because we are the land of pussies. We'd fall apart if we had to deal with war on our soil again. I mean, think about the poor soccor moms, or trying to get a Tee Time scheduled at the club? See what I mean? America would collapse if it lost cable television for an extended period of time, or was actually forced...
Screw it. We just couldn't handle it, but I think if we get four more years of Bush we could be headed that way. I don't see a huge resistance movement forming - hell, like I just said, we are a land of pussies - and we have lost all sense of outrage. We take our Soma daily like good little Gamma's and the world moves on, but We haven't wiped out or gotten control of all of the Alphas just yet, so...MayHaps, we might see some action here, but...I don't see it. I think America has lost the ability to feel or think. Just a huge zombie, ambling about, bumping into things, but too dead to care.
Well, I'm thinking about resigning myself to being poor and living in a third world country, called the US of A. I guess I'll just have to deal with hanging out, pan handeling, outside the gated communities of the wealthy, washing the windshields of their limos with my dirty rags and polluted water, while my wife does maid service for $.50/hr in their McMansions. Life will suck, but we believe the talking heads on TV when they tell us how things will get better between advertisements for vacations and cars we'll never have, but can lust after.