To save myself carpal tunnel syndrome, I'd like to respond to some of the recent threads I've had about the war in Iraq, its results, criticism of the president and his policies, civil liberties and the supposed bias of the "liberal media" (which lay down in front of Bush for a year-and-a-half after 9/11 and irresponsibly gave him carte blanche because of fear of the accusation of being "un-American") using the poetry of another:
And all these debates needed a bit of humor anyway. I feel myself getting so deadly heavy and serious on the site these days, as my previous piece on that really bad review of 300 should make clear, or the several before that.
Still, I gotta try to flex the academic muscles a bit, lest they get rusty, which I think they have already become. But it took me around 3 hours to write that post, and it was good review and good exercising of the gray matter. I know it must have been a bitch to read, but if any of you are on the same program as me (trying to do something with the brain), then you might be of the mind to slog through it.
And if anyone's wondering – no, I am not so sanctimonious and snarky in person – I just like to be on the blog, in written form, where I think everyone has a higher responsibility to be careful with words and back what you say, because you have more time to think. And I frankly don't think there are enough sanctimonious and snarky people writing and blogging away on this side of the fence, so I kind of feel like someone should.
And if I can keep my higher English skills in practice while doing it (the raison d'être of this blog), so much the better.