Mad Max

When I was about 22, I used to watch the Today show every morning before I went off to work. I got the news, the weather, the latest, etc. The other morning I hopped on the treadmill and watched the Today show for about 1/2 an hour. I happened to catch a new car that that was so American, I don’t even know what to make of it.

In front of Rockefeller Center, Willard was interviewing a serious conservative who was showing the new Hummer now available for only, I believe, $179,000. It was a Mad Max vehicle. This particular vehicle gets 8 miles per gallon and can get you through a terrorist attack. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, a terrorist attack. Now you too can grab your loved ones, hurl them into your latest vehicle and plow through an area that has been attacked by terrorists. The vehicle can get you 400 miles on one tank of gas which will more than likely get you out of the zone of terror. My mouth dropped.

Angry people are killing people they are pissed off at. Our judges are scared to practice their profession. We are marketed to by our President, like McDonald’s markets the virtues of Happy meals. We give our kids ritalin at school instead of a good education. People around the world are not exactly embracing us. Our dollar has slid out of control. We read in the paper that the majority of people don’t exactly support Bush’s policies but then why did they vote for him?

The car was such an American reaction. Why don’t American companies put pressure on this administration to do something about national security? Then again, why would they when this Administration just makes sure more money goes into the companies pockets and screws the average American. Instead, Hummer just markets a new car that will get around the ability of our Government to actual do something about security.

It is frightening, scary and pathetic at the same time. We are living in a Mad Max world.