Fenriss (fenriss) wrote,

So, I haven't slept much in the last 10 days. I don't suppose I'm unique in this regard, of course. But if my coworkers are any indication, I'm taking this a lot harder than many.

I've watched more TV this week and last than I did all summer. I've read innumerable articles and discussions online. I'm developing this strange sort of vertigo from the back and forth among all the grieving, raging broken people. "This is the worst tragedy in history" "This is nothing compared to Pearl Harbor" "We brought this on ourselves" "We must change our foreign policy" "Changing our foreign policy wouldn't do a damn thing except give them what they want"

People want to bomb them back to the stone age. People say it's too late, because they're already there. People ask, "well, who are "they" anyway?" For the first time in my life, I cannot see any clear delineations in the arguments. There's no single, unified opinion from the Left for me to comfortably adopt, and then just go on with my life. And to my horror, I am hanging on the words of our idiot President, because some nave part of me hopes he'll say something reassuring. Can you believe that?
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