But "Liberal" politics leaves me cold and has done so for many years. And in my opinion, the word "Progressive" has been co-opted by people who don't care about anything in the whole world except getting more of what they want for themselves and the hell with everybody else. (Or maybe that has always been the "progressive" way and I have only recently noticed.)
Nonetheless, it is clear enough for me now and it has been for a long time, and if I were well enough to carry on blogging on politics, terrorism and international relations, I would still be condemning Barack Obama, his associates, his policies, and his supporters.
I would be doing so with the same tone and the same thoroughness that drove away most of my former readers when I started writing about the transparently deceitful utterances of the man who was then threatening to become president.
And my condemnation would include his current mass-murderous campaign in Libya as well as the covert terrorism his administration admits to carrying out in at least 75 other countries.
Not that it matters, or anything. But I wouldn't want anyone to get the wrong idea.
It may be that the silence of other so-called "Concerned Engaged Enlightened Rule-of-Law Liberal Progressive" bloggers indicates their approval of the "noble Nobel Peace Laureate," or perhaps it simply shows their fear of criticizing him. I cannot speak for them.
But I would not wish my silence (on Libya or any other subject) to be construed as a sign that I am among them, especially because the opposite is true.
My reduced physical capabilities have forced a shift in focus, and now instead of blogging about politics, terrorism and international relations, I am paying special attention to one story that seems to touch on them all, and weaving my thoughts about all these subjects into the most factual fiction I can manage.
I still hope to make a full recovery, and someday I may be able resume blogging, but in the meantime it would be a serious mistake to take my silence on Libya or any other issue as indicating anything at all. And it would be a horrible blunder to construe my lack of recent blogging as support for the vicious liar who is currently running the imperial machine.
Unfortunately, my current project is taking up what little typing I can do these days. And, even though I say so myself, it's a shame that hardly anybody is reading it, because the people who are reading it are loving it!
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