Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The good, hard spanking of 2012

If it's Wednesday it must be Morford going on about things we learned in 2012. Or not.

What a year it was. Did we learn anything? How about…

Bet on the Nazi socialist Kenyan
Is it not refreshing? Is it not all kinds of wonderful to be reminded that all the spittle-flecked hate and hissing resentment in the world still can’t defeat intelligence, wisdom, flawed but honest integrity?

Behold: The GOP’s relentless, shameless four-year onslaught of racism, birtherism, isolationism and gross antipathy, during which they called the president everything from a communist to a Nazi to a fundamentalist Muslim, failed to rally sufficient numbers of the undereducated and the paranoid to nosedive the nation back into a sinkhole of conservative bile. It was easily the most methodical, coldblooded personal attack in modern political history, and it failed ugly. Hugs all around.
Much more. Last ¶:

We know everything and nothing. Our deepest space probes have travelled the equivalent of a single millimeter in a room five trillion miles wide. We still don’t know why whales sing. We have no idea what the dolphins know, how the brain functions, what love actually is, or why anyone likes Adam Sandler movies. Every mystery solved launches five intriguing new questions. Every wonderful leap in technology invites more serious inquiries about our lost humanity. We are either on the cusp of total madness or total illumination. The Great Ascension and the Great Collapse are one and the same, depending on what you’re wearing. Please dress accordingly.
Jeans and a flannel shirt have served me well and will see me nicely through the Enlightenment or the Collapse, thank you.

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