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May 06, 2006
After the silence

Okay, I'm home again. (Actually, I've been home again for the past couple of days but between post-trip exhaustion (working conferences is hard), picking up the threads at work, and having to shop for and then set up a new laptop, I didn't brain left for blogging.) (I'm always doubtful about nesting parentheses, but I do it anyhow.)

I dunno. Maybe I just don't care any more.

The last four years have been heart-breaking, to put it mildly.

Right at this moment, I can't remember why I thought wasting four years of my life caring about politics I can't change and politicians who won't care what I think unless my opinions are spelled out in dollars, was a sensible idea.

I'm going to go read the news and catch up on what everyone has been talking about in my absence. Because, bottom line? I have a shiny new laptop (say hello to the new laptop, everyone. Isn't it pretty?), so I might as well use it.

I refuse to care, though.

Unless some kind of miracles have been happening....

Posted by AnneZook at 09:29 AM


Little miracles....

I just discovered, for example, that one of my posts is the third result returned when someone searches google for "us screwups in iraq." So, if anyone's interested, they're coming to me.

(It's also the fourth result on "self test for legal insanity" which isn't quite so heartwarming, is it?)

We're creating a "bit trail" which counts for something. We won't know for what for a while yet... sorry.

Posted by: Ahistoricality at May 6, 2006 06:11 PM

We're writing a lot of words, yes. But are we doing more than just blowing off steam?

I don't know. Letter campaigns, e-mail campaigns, phone campaigns, petitions, blogging campaigns....

But nothing has changed.

I'd like to really believe that we're putting pressure on the Bush Administration and that they're being more cautious as a result, but I'm not seeing it. I'd like to believe that there's still a liberal part of the Democrat Party that is preparing for a leadership role, but I can't really see that. I'd like to believe that people are waking up and realizing that a dangerously reactionary force has been working for decades to remake our society, but I don't see that realization.

Posted by: Anne at May 8, 2006 08:56 AM

It could be worse... really.

I don't really see blogs as a great tool for "putting pressure" on people in power, unless you've got your hands on some hot little information. This is grassroots work, and it's thankless, constant, slow....

Posted by: Ahistoricality at May 8, 2006 12:51 PM

I was thinking more of the heat some of the Big Name Blogs have put on the MSM.

I swear there are stories that got coverage (or more coverage) that a lot of people would not have known about otherwise.

But I could be delusional.

Posted by: Anne at May 10, 2006 09:56 AM