Thursday, September 6, 2007
"the rule is, jam to-morrow + jam yesterday--but never jam today"
"'i'm sure I'll take you with pleasure!' the queen said. 'twopence a week, + jam every other day.'"
"alice couldn't help laughing, as she said, 'i don't want you to hire me--+ i don't care for jam.'"
"'it's very good jam,' said the queen."
"'well, i don't want any to-day, at any rate.'"
"'you couldn't have it if you did want it,' the queen said. 'the rule is, jam to-morrow + jam yesterday--but never jam to-day.'"
"'It must come sometimes to "jam to-day,"' alice objected."
"'no, it can't,' said the queen. 'it's jam every other day: to-day isn't any other day, you know.'"
"'i don't understand you,' said alice. 'it's dreadfully confusing!'"
--lewis carroll, through the looking-glass
the democrats are jam tomorrow. the republicans are jam yesterday.
nobody's jam today.
the democrats like gays, want our votes, + are willing to give us civil unions, if not marriage, + let us die in iraq + afghanistan, as long as we don't tell.
the republicans hate gays, want more votes than the supporters of liberty, much less supporters of sex for pleasure, can supply, + are willing to give us civil unions, but never marriage, + let us die in iraq + afghanistan, as long as we don't tell.
the democrats ask us to wait. the republicans ask us to believe.
we can fuck in secret so long as nobody knows about it, but if somebody finds out, cops will lurk in restroom stalls + other secret spaces to ferret us out.
everybody's shocked at our promiscuity, but nobody really respects our sad little bids for respectability.
if we can't build bridges to the 21st century anymore (now yesterday's jam, anyway) or uphold the ideals + values that made this country great (yesterday's jam of racism + sexual repression), what is a person to do?
yes, i'm disillusioned with american politics. again.
Posted by Joe at 3:36 PM