Thursday, February 04, 2010
An Age of Treachery
It wasn't merely the thuggery and thievery that signaled a sea change for the new century that already seems old and tired from abuse. The impunity that now permeates most social institutions and relationships stems from a long permutation of values once paid lip service by brokers and bagmen of multiple political persuasions. That now, in our exhaustion, defines an age of treachery that threatens to take root in our hearts and minds, as untreatable disease takes hold in a time of wanton pharmaceutical misuse. An age of treachery we are want to abandon but cannot find method to mangle.