Jason Lindquist (jlindquist) wrote,
Jason Lindquist

A moment of transition

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows, the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows.

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or the dog just died
Everbody talkin', to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stemmed rose
Everybody knows.

-- Leonard Cohen, "Everybody Knows", I'm Your Man

Here's where we are, particularly if you're gay and live in one of those eleven states that had ballot measures to sanction hatred of you:
So you vote for television, and everyone else, as far as your eye can see, votes to fuck you with switchblades. That's voting. You're welcome."

-- Warren Ellis (writing Spider Jerusalem in Transmetropolitan

jwz quoted it today.

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