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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A brief intermission

as some of you may have noticed, i'm no longer breathlessly and obsessively blogging the daily stream of bad news altho', lord knows, there's still plenty of it out there... our overlords and their minions in the media are still trying their best to paralyze us with fear, but endless speculation on the horrors of a mccain/palin administration or whether or not obama has arab blood seems to me as obscene in its way as the cosmic-scale felony grand theft being proposed by our masters and getting solemn nods of approval from our elected but not at all representative leaders...

i find myself increasingly frustrated and impatient with the blogosphere as a whole and with the so-called progressive, liberal side of it in particular... i was especially annoyed with poll-obsessed, crisis-denier, sports-trivia freak markos' orgy of self-congratulation on palin's fall in the polls (here, here and here), justifying his site's obsession with her every facial tic as being in large part responsible for her recent deline in popularity and trumpeting that it was a chapter right out of his new book... well, woo-hoo... trust me, i couldn't be happier to see sarah palin on a luge run to the bottom but, with the very foundations of our country under desperate assault and the endgame playing out before our very eyes, sarah palin is little more than a deck chair on the titanic... (and to be fair, it's not just daily kos... americablog, think progress, and emptywheel, among others, are just as bad...)

yes, i have devoted some time and space recently to the continuing financial meltdown, but i'm trying to only focus on the biggest and most-noteworthy developments, developments that i believe are leading to a major transformation of the world as we know it... it seems to me that things are building to some sort of indeterminate (1) but inevitable (2) climax (3) that i personally have been waiting for, first unconsciously, and then both intuitively and consciously, all of my life... as things continue to evolve, and when i see things that strike me as particularly relevant in the lead-up to that climax, i will offer the occasional post... in between times, i will be here, watching and waiting...·de·ter·mi·nate
\ˌin-di-ˈtərm-nət, -ˈtər-mə-\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English indeterminat, from Late Latin indeterminatus, from Latin in- + determinatus, past participle of determinare to determine
Date: 14th century

1 a: not definitely or precisely determined or fixed : vague b: not known in advance c: not leading to a definite end or result
2: having an infinite number of solutions
3: being one of the seven undefined mathematical expressions

2. in·ev·i·ta·ble
Pronunciation: \i-ˈne-və-tə-bəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin inevitabilis, from in- + evitabilis evitable
Date: 14th century

: incapable of being avoided or evaded

3. cli·max
Pronunciation: \ˈklī-ˌmaks\
Function: noun
Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek klimax, literally, ladder, from klinein to lean
Date: circa 1550

1: a figure of speech in which a series of phrases or sentences is arranged in ascending order of rhetorical forcefulness
2 a: the highest point : culmination b: the point of highest dramatic tension or a major turning point in the action (as of a play) c: orgasm d: menopause

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