Spacecrab (spacecrab) wrote,

Upside-down Flag

I don't know. I don't much feel like writing about today's Senate vote on Livejournal. If I'm capable of any coherent writing on that topic, it should probably be directed to U.S. Senators, Representatives, and newspapers.

I've never been a prolific LJ poster. But, right now, I feel a sense of shame at the thought of posting any of the personal, s-f fandom related stuff that I'd normally be putting up here. My mind flirts with the idea of making a useless vow: to refrain from posting any personal, recreational writing at all, until such time as the Detainee Bill passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives is recognized as null and void by all three branches of the United States government.

But I'm probably not going to do that to myself. I hope I'll find less drastic ways to make myself remember that I'm no longer living in a free country -- and find the stamina to channel my energy into engaging constructively with the fact. In the meantime, as Jim Henley points out, life will go on for us lucky duckies in our dictatorship more-authoritarian-than-yesterday nation.

For now, we still have the ability to make noise about the despicable actions ordered by our despicable, de facto government.

Note to self: put the wallet where the keyboard is a little bit more.

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