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26 September, 2007

World Fatigue

There's a lot of stuff going on out there in the world.

Like the group of African-American lesbians who were violently attacked by a homophobe who threatened to sexually assault them, defended themselves, and are doing time for it. Like the young black woman whose death in Iraq was ruled a suicide, though the autopsy seems to rather suggest otherwise. Like the virtual march on Jena. Monks in Burma are now being attacked by riot police. Like Republican candidates blowing off POC discussions. Like creepy patriarchal polygynists getting convicted as accomplices in rape, people getting tasered in what may or may not be publicity stunts, like various posturing with Iran, like the whole Blackwater stuff, like American food imports being turned down by China, like a baby crib recall due to dangerous construction, like ...

... like all the things that are just too damn overwhelming sometimes. There's a lot of world out there, and it's hard to know where to start.


EthylBenzene said...

I totally feel that. Sometimes I feel on top of things, but yeah, world fatigue definitely kicks in.

New TP out though! Maybe you should curl up and read instead of trying to worry about everyone in the real world? :)

belledame222 said...

yep, i hear that.