Saturday, November 19, 2016

What's Important?


I make idiotic stuff important. Like ranting and raving about the political structures both here and abroad, that seem to hurt us rather than benefit us. From the small to the large. And I engage in pointless battles on FB about ideologies and which reporter/newspaper/magazine doesn't have a slant. Ad finitum. Fascist or non-fascist, you decide. And how can we, we all might ask?

I don't think I've ever read of a kind act Herr Drumpf has performed - that's an aside. Shouldn't our leaders be kind?

And should I care? Is it my business?

Perhaps when he starts registering Muslims/homosexuals/blacks/Mexicans/Irish/aborting women it will become more my business?

Meanwhile, I feel like pulling away from it all. The flurries from the Guardian, the old writings of Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky and various talking heads weighing in. And why do we praise men writing letters to their daughters? (another aside, he calls his wife a "girl") Shouldn't men speak up for all women and not just their "own"? And pardon me? - model respect for women for their sons? Spare me the daughter drivel.

And the callout from the cast of Hamilton last night to the Veep Elect and the Prez Elect tweeting hysterically about it this morning.

I mean it's all too surreal for this elder-head to handle. My internal logical centre fails me. Completely.

I weep once more for my dog, when we'd play hide and seek around the house. And she'd always find me, no matter how outrageously I'd hide, standing at the top of a step ladder under a blanket in the craft room upstairs with the door nearly shut? - in 2 minutes flat.

But it's not the dog I lament, I know that.

It's everything about this strange new world, blathering its inane way to another teetering Babel of infinite voracious consumption in a tiny finite planet.

As the arctic rolls over and dies.

Despair is my new neighbour.

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for your post. I'm glad I'm not alone in just shaking my head at this stuff. Honestly, I don't know if I can take it. it really is too surreal!!

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    1. I know Christina. At times I think I should be carried away and kept safe in a padded cell sans internet and "news" sources. The media drivel drove us here. They are not going to get us out. Standing Rock gives me a tiny sliver of hope.
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  2. The *news* can do your head in! I think we're all in danger of worry/gloom overload.
    Think it's best from now on to look for the lovely people all around us, who do kind things and help others... it's surprising how many there are but they obviously never make the news because the subject matter is too happy and too *nice*!
    Maggie x

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    1. I do believe there's a form of PTSD for a lot of women after this election. The fact that he was do open in his contempt for women and was still elected wounded us all.
      I'm desperately trying to stay where my hands are and count the kindnesses all around me.
      Thanks Maggie.
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    2. Listen to Tapestry on CBC Radio 1, Sundays. I think it's the only sane program or media left. With CBCs pathetic record of "anything goes" now, who can say how long it will be around. This, and Eleanor Wachtel, are like balm for the soul.

      http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/tapestry/

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    3. Thank you anon. I do make a lot of jam and give much of it away, there's something about jam and gifting that I love. And of course I'm gifted with many jars too.

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  3. I'd like to know a reporter/newspaper/magazine that doesn't have a slant. Seems like they all do. Any sort of objective, informative journalism seems to have died with the last century.

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    1. It's doubly difficult indeed Tom to evaluate and critique all this pap we're fed and form our own thoughtful analysis.
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    2. I'm thinking if we just somehow annihilated the internet, and chats, and facebutts and exploding galaxies ... ?

      That latter: it's the universe trying to tell us somethin' in'it?

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    3. What's important?

      This program, generally, and this Sunday's episode specifically:

      http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/tapestry/segment/10703662

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  4. "As the arctic rolls over and dies."
    This is what keeps me up at night and the World is run by Madmen, Putin, Assad, Erdongan, Trump etc. etc. The first time ever in my Life I wished I didn't have Children and Grandchildren. I stared turning the News off trying to keep my sanity .

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    1. CC I think about my granddaughter too and what a strange and appalling world she'll be saddled with. I have to move away from this thinking for my own sanity.

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  5. I think we are all suffering Wise - that con man buffoon as President? Less than 50% of Americans voted? and then Leonard Cohen is suddenly gone? It is a lot to bear. I hope you are well otherwise.

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    1. I believe we trivialize his power by the various soubriquets we paste on him. He can do massive damage Betty.
      Yeah I'm hanging in and I hope so are you my dear friend.
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  6. Perhaps it is time that you either visited or revisited Wei Wu Wei

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    1. I am pre-sputnic so in this darwinian satellitism era how will WeiWuWei help...? I think, these days, they can find old taoist hermit hidden in the mountains. :)

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  7. I've been curious to know what rightists see in Trump. Conrad Black is going to tell us. Can it be true? Was Trump canny enough to use the red-neck vote to get in, but now doing 180? I enjoy reading the National Post for the 'other side', by the way, since media has totally lost objectivity. All media.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/conrad-black-donald-trump-understands-america-in-ways-smug-canadians-cant

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