First, I was going to tell you what was wrong with the Lost finale.
It is: That it was exactly like the buildup to the war in Iraq.
All the unanswered questions. Why can't we wait to find out from Hans Blix, U.N. inspector, whether or not there are WMDs? Why do we have to invade now?
Who made up those yellowcake stories?
What about the Downing Street Memo?
WAIT...EVERYONE IS FORGETTING. You are all forgetting!
Oh, and then it KILLED ME that people were content. Absolutely no reason why anything happened and instead simple absurdity and the absurdity is defended.
And there's me, infuriated, sitting in my chair, computer at hand. WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE DO SOMETHING?
Someone must be held accountable for this...Lost Finale...Who is going to pay for all the holes in the plot.
Who is going to pay for all the wrong of the war? Are we just going to pretend that all that stuff never happened? The Polar Bears? The lootings of the greatest archeological legacy that existed on the planet?
But I never quite got a chance to tell you that.
And then I was going to talk about some people I think are wise and how wisdom is horribly underrated. We don't even pay attention to the wise in our culture. Wisdom is invisible but we've never needed wisdom like we need wisdom now. Well, maybe we have needed it. But as a species, we tend not to run up against utter catastrophe like we have lately--over the past 75 years or so.
We've had our crazies but they are kind of globally enabled in a way they've never been. Genghis Khan did pretty well for himself though, considering.
And then I was going to discuss the depredations of age.
But no! No, I do not have time for that. I have things to do, people to see. Mostly: Things to write. Things almost no one will read.
Here's an article about quitting the internet. Something I'm not in a position to do but something which I pathetically think will make me superhuman. Until I remember those years I lived without the internet and how the NY Times and other books and magazines simply stood in for it in terms of time-wasting.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER EVERYONE. And don't forget (1) We might be doomed (2) We should try to save ourselves anyway. Because what the hell.