A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post for Bring it on! that was then posted on blog critics. It went up last Saturday and as of Thursday night was still getting comments. 280 at last and I hope final count. All vaguely on my and most thinking peoples’s belief that Intelligent Design isn’t a science and thus shouldn’t be funded with government money
At any other time in my blogging life, I would have been real impressed with myself. If people weren’t distracted right now with life’s realities it might have gotten many more. This should have been a slow news weekend. Could have really helped me become known.
But this isn’t a slow news week and I am glad that it hasn’t been picked up. It doesn’t deserve to be; people have to focus on relief efforts. Some people have nothing but internet access and therefore blogging is more important than it ever has been.
Yes I wrote a post for the above two blogs on not giving Bush another free ride. And I mean that more than ever. Once again he took the wimp’s way–read Moxiegrrl on that.
But, we the people, who live in this country and this inter-connected amazing world don’t have to feel helpless and hopeless. We can take action. Not much action yet and I still feel the need to do so much more.
The post below lists an emergency coast guard number. It asks for information on missing people. In my head they’ve become the missing posters I saw so many of four years ago. But this is so much worse. I still can’t comprehend the scope or the devastion.
I admit to not having watched one scene on TV. All my news comes from the newspaper, and the radio. I can’t look at the pictures yet. Just can’t.
This time we don’t have a terrorist enemy we can all hate. We can’t really hate anybody can we? Read Mox; read Bring it on! Read a thousand other blogs and news sources that generally aren’t “liberal.”
We can tell Bush that his leadership leaves much to be desired. At a time when we need a leader to make us feel safe and secure, we get a man who feels the need to tell us not to be divided. We’re not; it’s he who is out of touch.
I was told that for holding Bush responsible for many things that are wrong with our country, I’m negative, hostile and angry. I’m too shell shocked to be angry. Right now I want my friend JC to hear from her son. I want people to hear from their loved ones; I want people to have food and sanitary conditions.
Oh I’m getting angry and angrier by the second. People don’t deserve to die because they’re poor. They don’t deserve to die because The National Guard is otherwise engaged; FEMA’s lost much of its staff; Bush sits back on his ass and only reacts when things become so horrible it’s worse than any made for USA movie.
But I do have faith in the people of this country, and that’s the kind of faith that counts.
And I want to thank this amazing community of bloggers who stopped all normally scheduled posts and activities to act as resource centers. Individually we might not be able to do much. Together we really can change the world.