Posted by fayeroe on May 2, 2008, at 9:14:35
In reply to Moving On » fayeroe, posted by Sigismund on May 2, 2008, at 4:33:51
> Definately a sap, and therefore a good time to change the subject to something I thought you might like.
> From "Requiem for the East" by Andrei Makine.....
> 'Our age, I thought, is nothing more than a monstrous organism that digests gold, oil, politics and wars, and secretes pleasures for some, death for others. A gigantic stomach that churns up and blends together things that, in our shame and hypocrisy, we keep separate.'
On Boston Legal this week, the James Spader character really nailed the quote on the head. He talked about how both parties operate the same and it is all about the oil, wars, politics, etc.
It was really something to see that on primetime television.
The week before it was about The Supreme Court.
I am going to find the Makine book, if I can, and read it. I will also suggest it to the Texas MoveOn.org people.
Thanks for the quote...
I am sick to death of all of the race towards the White House. Knowing that nothing will change is very discouraging for me. I used to believe in the system. When I was a kid..:-)