Saturday, March 17, 2007

Instant Karma

Excuse me for a second, I just wanna open up the window and sing, O.K.? Thank you.

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead


That felt good.

And, I have to tell you, it’s a feeling that’s been a stranger in my life for quite some time, especially if you’re a progressively-minded masochist who reads the news to see how the idiots in the White House are screwing us over.

But not lately. It’s another day, and there’s another new scandal in Washington that won’t go away. “Our” President’s Teflon is wearing thin, I guess.

The trial of “Scooter” Libby that resulted in a “Guilty” verdict, the horrific Walter Reed tragedy that has already caused three generals to resign, Alberto Gonzales–-man, the hits just keep on coming.

Still, what else should we expect from The Administration That Couldn’t Govern Straight? Ruthless? Sure. Used to having their way? Uh-huh. Consumed by a vainglorious hubris and petty-minded malice? Yep. Smart? Hm, no. If they were smart, they would have remembered that old truism about “be good to the people you meet on the way up, because they’ll be the same people you’ll meet on the way down."

If you ask me, what’s fueling this frenzy of investigations are all the guys Georgie (My Pet Goat) Bush, “Darth” Cheney, and Mr.Turd Blossom have brutally victimized over the years. You don’t think there’s a few ex-CIA spooks, pissed-off journalists, retired generals, humiliated diplomats and disgraced politicians waiting their turn to drop a dime and to savor a big bowl of cold Klingon soup?

Hmm hmmm, tasty.

Of course, it helps when the public is ready to hear the truth.

And when foreclosures are up, when gas prices are up, the number of corporations downsizing is up, when bankruptcies are up, when medical expenses are up, and college tuition is up, maybe propaganda vehicles like Fox News becomes increasingly more irrelevant when it gets harder for Mr. and Mrs. Sixpack to pay their bills.

I don’t think most Americans care about Monica (“Deep Throat”) Lewinsky anymore.

Now, there are a few purists out there who are outraged by the idea that for all the heinous crimes this administration has done (Iraq, Katrina, Medicare Plan ‘D’, No Child Left Behind), it took some e-mails and incriminating paperwork to finally reveal that The President Has No Clothes. "Huh? Bush is gonna be busted because some faceless bureaucrat forgot to hit the 'Delete' key? It's not big enough! Waaah." It's like being disappointed because Hannibal Lector is captured in a CVS because he wanted to buy Sudafed for his sinus infection.

Who cares?

Personally, it’s like when I heard the news about serial killer and part-time cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer getting killed in prison. Or Al Capone getting busted for tax evasion. Or Slobodan Milosevic dying in his cell of a heart attack.


If I’m looking for justice in an imperfect world and that’s the way the karma goes down, I’ll take it. After all, beggars can’t be choosers.

Did somebody say “Impeachment”?

Payback is a bitch, ain’t it?

You know, I feel like singing again:

Instant karmas gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
Better get yourself together darlin
Join the human race...

Yo, Alberto! How's that noose? A little snug, huh?


Seven Star Hand said...

Hey D.R.

Good post. Glad more people are noticing the karmic component of the recent flood of scandals and debacles plaguing our dear pharoah and cohorts. It has been happenning for years though and is about to take on a different character.

Here is wisdom!!

Here's another John Lennon lyric that's about to become very popular again.

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isn’t hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

Imagine no possessions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I’m a dreamer,
But I’m not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.