But not in a good way. More in a Biff Tannen rules the universe sort of way. It seems like everything is just reverting to the past.
Race riots. Looks like things are blowing up in Los Angeles again. Or maybe this is Chicago? It’s the 60’s..or the 90’s…all over again. Wait, say that again? No way! That’s in Ferguson, Missouri???? A town of 20,000 or so? So why the heck is their police more armed than G.I. Joe (being armed through the teeth is half the battle!)? Whatever the case, perhaps Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court was a bit premature to declare things all good on the matters of race. And maybe we need to reconsider whether the police exists to protect and serve the public or do they exist as an occupying army?
Well, with all the violence stateside, it’s a good thing the wars overseas are winding down. Wait, why are we seeing Shock and Awe again in Iraq on the old television? Oh, that’s now? We are bombing in Iraq again? And what the heck is an ISIL? A group that’s worse than Al Qaeda???? That’s just freakin’ great. Wonderful. So we need to “dismantle” them and follow them through the “gates of hell”? Ah….I know this drill. (The old “boogeyman” sell…just replace Saddam Hussein with ISIL.) Great. Wonderful. So when do we send the troops back into Iraq? (I mean who knew that destabilizing a country would cause destabilization, which could potentially give rise to an extremist group, right?)
Well, maybe everything will be ok, as long as the next President has a well-reasoned foreign policy. You know, somebody who didn’t support the Iraq War. Or support going around arming rebel groups in Syria. Or making reckless comparisons of Putin to Hitler or says Putin doesn’t have a soul. Or support corrupt leaders like Hosni Mubarak. Stupid Bush. Wait, not Bush? Ah, ok, stupid McCain, good thing we didn’t elect him. Wait, not McCain either? Who? Hillary Clinton? The person who everyone says is the frontrunner to be elected President in 2016? Oh great. Wonderful. More war hawks.
Progress, why must you be so darn slow?