Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Secrets of the Universe

Scientists in Geneva have fired up the Large Hadron Collider in hopes of finding the secrets of the Universe. I wish them good luck. They are going to need it, especially when you think about the mysteries in American politics right now that seem impenetrable. We need to figure out why lies work so well in this country when they are employed by the Karl Rove types. We need to figure out why a country that has been so successful in separating church and state has now reversed course over the last 20 years and insisted that one's religion, or lack of it, is so important in running government. We need to figure out why warriors are more electable as leaders than diplomats and peacemakers.

Well, there are some people who worry that when the Hadron Collider is ramped up to full power that it will create a black hole that will consume the earth. I don't think that is going to happen since we already have a black hole in American politics. What is that black hole? Basically, it is the widening gap between the rich and poor. No government has ever lasted long when that goes unaddressed.

Okay, Okay, I am in a rush and ranting but it relieves the frustration.

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