I was talking with Mak and I was lamenting how much fuss is being made over our Governor - Elliot Spitzer - and his being "linked" to a "Prostitution Ring" - well - no - he is a customer - a john - he wasn't linked to a ring - he was a dope who got caught hiring prostitutes when
1. He is married and
2. He is the Governor of New York and very visible and
3. He was the State Attorney General and prosecuted people for what he got caught doing and
4. Tried to hide that he was doing it and paying for it (DUH!!) and
5. Tried to hide the payments (DUH!!) by "structuring" his bank stuff - DUH DUH DUH!!!
6. Might be charged under the Mann Act - oh give me a break - transporting a prostitute across state lines for illegal purposes - oh brother -
And no one has anything better to do? or anything better to think about?
Mak said that over there - where you were smart enough to get rid of the Calvinists and the rest of the Puritans and send them here to help kill natives and destroy a truly lovely culture - so that instead of honoring the Great Spirit - and honoring two-spirit beings (which is what the Native Americans called gay people whom they honored and if you don't believe me see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-Spirit) the Puritans and the Calvinists and the moral right have managed to turn it all into this nonsense . And the rest of the sensible world can't believe we are making such a fuss. Well - the British and the European Press are not without their own ability to make a fuss, but
Aren't there lots of important things to think about?
Don't people think maybe this isn't one of them?
The Governor is guilty of one major crime - being an out of control idiot. (that's worse than being and in-control idiot- at least you don't embarrass yourself and everyone else).
But this much fuss? There hasn't been anything else on the news for three days.
Does the phrase "free bread and circuses" mean anything to anyone anymore? Slight of hand? Misdirection of Attention?
That's right everyone - think about poor Governor Spitzer and where he put his you-know-what and into whom. Don't think about the increasing erosion of our personal liberties - which he helped to fight against. Don't think about the growing awareness that the country is becoming "not a democracy". Don't think about anything. Be good robots.
And to top it off - why did they catch him? A Homeland Security sting. Oh really - that's how we protect the country - follow the trail of penises?