October 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
After fiction has taught a human how to empathize (only one of its many excellencies and functions) with other members of its species, its benefits become maintenance operations, unwisely carried out when time is so dear and the enemy is so near.
More than Bush it is Bush-voters who are the problem. The most dangerous voting bloc in American history. People need to start talking about politics at the dinner table again. At Thanksgiving. With cousins and aunts who maybe have all their news filtered by someone in their house. Americans need to have access to correct information in order to govern themselves.
I don’t have time for sightseeing right now. These are the phases in history when a person is morally obligated to read a good newspaper every day.
From “Past the Blues – An Interview with David Berman” by Ben Tausig for Dusted Magazine.