Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Who will account to him for what is done in his name?

We take it for granted,
that every man has his
price. But what is the
going rate for a boy,
these days? We've not
only left stark crimes
unaccounted for, from
the previous Presidency.
We've continued them
and expanded upon them,
with such technology as
drones, and one unpub-
lished Executive Order
after another, for ag-
gressive war. 

Now we hear that the
young, "the base," are
to be palliated as if
so many bashful child-
ren, set free to grow
up queer and cheery.

They are said to be
expected to be re-
vitalised by this am-
iable treat, in their
natural adulation for
a sympathetic mentor.
And where did this
congenital disposition
come from, I wonder,
if not where every-
thing congenital does?
exploitation of the soc-
cer mom?

Why fear gay marriage,
indeed. Why fear youth,
if the White House is
right. But my own dog
can tell when he's
being seduced by a bis-
cuit, and can't be dis-
tracted forever.

I happen to anticipate
that the young, who are
more fluent in reconcil-
ing themselves to the
blamelessness of being 
gay than their mid-life
predecessors have said,
are more interested in
remedies for the crimes
conducted in their name
than they are in being
assured they're not a
criminal. They are not,
moreover, the source of
shame which attaches to
their citizenship, and
of guilt which attaches
to the conduct pursued
in their name by their
nation. They know who is,
and my feeling is that
this perception is what
deflates their hopes of
2008. Maybe the President
will try to shave a few
more points for them, in
the loan reduction bill
he'll never pass. 

1 comment:

  1. The blog has been a wee bit heavy these days. But I suppose when in Rome...or Greece, or France, or North Carolina...