I love Keth Olbermann. His latest Special Comment, regarding the ambush of Clinton on Fox News and his rather appropriate reaction, despite what "the other side" is saying; namely, that he came off poorly because he lost his cool. What kind of idiot values composure over the truth? When someone is being attacked and having their contributions to history re-written, I think that a bit of loss of cool is extremely justified. It was actually very nice to be reminded of what it's like to have a real man, a real human being, as President.
Anyway, I suppose I don't really have the right to take a side against the current administration. It was recently pointed out to me that, being a contractor in Iraq means that I am being very hypocritical when I rail against Bush and his war. I admit, I don't know how to counter this charge, or if there even is one. I've found myself in a very strange place, and I'm not sure how to resolve it. I mean, as the talented Mr. Ripley says, nobody thinks they're a bad person.
I have admitted the amorality of my position before; specifically in my June 15th post after reading Riverbend's book. I don't suppose admitting it is enough to justify it, though. What I'm trying to say is that, even though I am here, and, while maybe not necessarily getting rich, certainly getting middle class off of this war, I don't feel that I've given up the right to my humanity, which allows me to take a position against outright evil. Is there a taint on my soul which I will be called to account for one day? Certainly. Regardless of my original motivations for coming here, I have long outlasted my justifiable rationale for staying.
In this I can judge myself. In this, all of the human race can judge itself! Everyone has found themselves somewhere they don't belong, at one time or another. However, does the guy that designs websites for a souless corporation give up his right to be angry at the way souless corporations are gobbling up the world's recources? All I'm saying is, I've come to terms with my mistakes, and I will pay for them. In the meantime, I am here, and I have a pretty unique view of what is going on, and I feel I have the right to talk about it. Since I can't really leave right now, my only other option at this point is to cave in and be evil. Since I can't really do that, I'll continue being hypocritical until the time comes, soon I think, when I can shake the dust of Iraq from my feet.
Please feel free to comment on this one, everybody, as I realize I must be sounding like a crazy person, and probably need to take a good slap upside the head.