I just wanted to say it for one time in my life. I'm voting for the terrorists.
See, saying totally irreverent and surprising things always goes over horribly, so I just had to get it out of my system. Today in my first class, I showed a scene from Apocalypse Now where there's a ritual killing. It was horrible. I was shellshocked after a young woman teared up. How do I deal with that? I wanted to call someone, but had no one. Guess one has to go deeper into oneself. And deeper. That is sad.
Other than that, today was not so bad. Actually that terribly uncomfortable event is one of few in my new place. I did horribly on my first grad paper, but that was not an outward embarrassment, and then I gashed my right knee. That is about it. And then I was bitchy at the English Department party. Oh well. Definitely no reason to kill others or oneself. War, war, why? This guy Bush has got to go. He put American troops in danger on a whim. That's not leadership.
I'm really interested in Bush the man, though. Obviously, he cannot be a robotic figure of pure ideology, willing to actually maintain the hubris that put the US in Iraq. It's interesting that both the left and the right are dependent on that logic. Bush truly is a simulacrum of a president. But beyond that, his forehead becomes more lined as the deaths and lies pile.