Sunday, September 24, 2006

Learned helplessness

I've figured out one of the main reasons I just don't have the strength to write about this stuff much anymore: I've come to the upsetting conclusion that we're just getting the government that we deserve. If we don't have the decency and common sense to stop this shit - to, as my mother says, sit down with ourselves and say 'no more' - then maybe we don't deserve to have it end.
"You...said that humanity was a flawed creation. And that people still kill one another for petty jealousy and greed. You said that humanity never asked itself why it deserved to survive.

Maybe you don't."

- Cylon Sharon (Boomer), Battlestar Galactica, "Resurrection Ship"

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