I must stop watching the news at night. I resolve over and over again to do just that and then tell myself - well just the headlines, well, just five minutes, and then before I know it, it's the whole sorry flood of it, on and on and on.
What kind of effing planet are we on anyway?
We have the obscenity of billionaires spending in frivolity, in lavishness, in greed with the pollution of private enormous yachts and private jets and multiple homes with millions and millions starving.
Meanwhile - (now stop here if you don't want to get depressed and move on to a sunny blog)
Lebanon: the whole economy has tanked and seniors, yes seniors, have had their pensions, their life long savings, erased and are living on the streets in poverty, depending on charity to sustain themselves. Forget any medications.
Israel and Palestine: at it again, my land, no my land, here's a bomb onto your camp, I'll teach you. And on it goes.
Sudan: well, unbelievable starvation and desperation.
Russia-Ukraine, war crimes, toddlers dead in their mothers' arms.
The oceans are dying, warmed just about to extinction. The quantity of icebergs here for the last few months is staggering. Greenland is finally green I would imagine.
Forest fires in Canada are at a record high and the polluted air has hit most of the northern and mid USA in a yellow poison along with the major cities here. Millions of hectares gone forever.
Heatwaves in the southern USA at record temperature highs.
Maternal deaths in the USA are one of the worst in the world. And the rights of women and gays eradicated by their corrupt Supreme Court. The USA desperately needs to change its entire system of democracy. I mean, seriously, Trump running again? Is this a joke? A traitor president?
It's violence everywhere. Wars between countries, wars on women.
Constant violence waged upon the only planet we have.
We are a pathetic species.
And yes, maybe I should stick this old head in the sand and go nah-nah-nah and shut off the news.
But seriously? We are on the road to extinction, at least I believe that.
You? Do you have any hope for us at all?