Sunday, May 21, 2006

It's Official

In case you missed it, the United States of America has officially become a police state.

I blogged about how something like this can happen here and here just after the election.

Will November be too late?

The only consolation I've come across lately has been this wonderful novel, just out, by Carolyn See. She describes the anxiety, anger -- even rage I feel toward this administration and how paranoid life in America is becoming. And yet, the novel did lead me back to another truth: there is still beauty in the world. If you like to read, you must read this book. If you are a writer, note her skill, her elegant clarity, her humor in spite of everything.

See? I started out feeling funky and ended up feeling quite okay. It's a good book, eh?


Betty Cracker said...

Wow, that's scary. I wouldn't have believed such a thing possible even five years ago. September 11 "changed everything," all right -- it sling-shotted us toward fascism at a frightening pace.

Thanks for the book recommendation -- I was looking fruitlessly for something good to read, and it sounds like it fits the bill.

blogolodeon said...

Yeah, scary. Very cool about reading the book. I started reading it in the afternoon on Friday and read through till Saturday morning!