Good riddance to another bad year

2005 will go down in my history as a particularly sucky year. Among my friends and family we’ve seen cancer, divorce, unemployment, and too many deaths. Yeah, sure there have been some good things, but I’m not gonna be like the mainstream media and pretend that they are equal in importance. And I’m not going to pretend that the events going on around me in my country had no effect on my general mood. I’ve seen, this year, more than any year since the fall of Richard Nixon, an inexorable movement of the US government into autocracy and a fascistic conjunction of big business, the military, religious fanatics and a cult of personality built around an incompetent leader who — if there is anyone left to tell the story truly — will certainly go down in history as the Worst President Ever.

So, tonight, I am going to get totally fucked up with my wife and a couple of close friends. I will not mourn this year at all. I will spit on its grave and hope that all the shit of the past twelve months will fertilize a Happy New Year, full of health and happiness. I wish the same for all of you!

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