Ya know, when I woke up this morning all I could think about was the amazing robot vacuum cleaner that had done an absolutely superb job sucking up all the undesirable crap from my floor. Happy to have such a friendly, efficient little rolling vacuuming machine, I decided to immediately do my morning routine in the bathroom after which I planned to make my regular cup of almost java and tune in to what was happening in the world. Yuck!
Reading the news jarred me into an uncomfortable reality and I was reminded of the following song.
The Merry Minuet
By The Kingston Trio
They’re rioting in Africa
They’re starving in Spain
There’s hurricanes in Florida
And Texas needs rain
The whole world is festering with unhappy souls
The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles
Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch
And I don’t like anybody very much!!
But we can be tranquil and thankful and proud
For man’s been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud
And we know for certain that some lovely day
Someone will set the spark off
And we will all be blown away!!
They’re rioting in Africa
There’s strife in Iran
What nature doesn’t do to us
Will be done by our fellow man
Yes, I had hinted in previous posts that I would do my utmost to not bring up politics, since everyone else has been doing such a bang up job reminding us all how fucked up things are. But when the misogynistic, racist, hate-mongering (I could go on, but why) conman with that fat derrière occupying the now tainted White House is fomenting a second civil war, I figured I might as well pipe up with my, welcome or not, opinion.
I mean really. Here we progressive democrats are, sitting on the edge of our sofas, remotes in hand, locked down, masks, Lysol and sourdough at the ready, Zooming, chatting, tuning in to the news, making us want to go into the streets to yell, “No more fucking murders of innocent people of color, no more gun toting, impotent yokels threatening to take down governors who disagree with them, no more asshat Pennsylvania Republicans quarantining themselves yet spitting their covid-tainted vitriol on Democrats across the aisle, no more homelessness, no more corporate welfare…etc. and no more DT or McC or any of those who choose to inspire hate.
But what the hell will marching in the streets do? The racism rampant in our cities’ police departments will continue to uphold their distortion of the law, until education, empathy and compassion replace it. This week we have seen the continuation of systemic racism, the hatefilled rhetoric of a demented, narcissistic President, the frustrated masses who are fed up with the status quo.
People are so angry, frustrated, afraid and confused, which I believe, by the way has been designed and fostered quite carefully, by some very powerful and inhuman feudal monsters. Those same very horrible persons could give a rats ass about you, me or our family, friends and neighbors. What I believe they want is total dissolution of our right to liberty and justice for all. This is not a theory ..undeniably there truly is a horrid conspiracy against the American people. This may be shocking to some.
That’s gotta change.
This shitstorm of massive proportions has me asking ..Where the hell is “Love thy Neighbor” and the Golden Rule? Must one’s neighbor be of the same skin color or religion or nationality or sexual preference, or for that matter political affiliation in order to give and receive love? Was this just something we were made to memorize for the hell of it? And speaking of hell who do these evil doers think they are to impose their darkness on those of us who choose harmony and light? Do they wish the majority of people to become immune to their nefarious deeds so they can continue to wreak their havoc upon the heart and soul of America? Yep, I think so.
For it is not only the alleged “leaders” with whom we have mistakenly given power but the ill-informed, the stupid, the greedy, the lackeys who choose to continue their support of them. It doesn’t take a Mensa to see how so many have been duped and have dug their moral hole so deep they cannot get out without ripping their sense of humanity to shreds. The astute designers of this abhorrent “con” have been quite upfront about it, So much so that those of us who watch in horror can only shake our heads, bewildered by such evil and yet pondering how to combat this effectively, quickly, and finally to obliterate it once and for all.
This same despicable, malignant scourge, as we who know humanity’s history, has been here, done that, before, more than once. And some of said “never again” and still…it is here, again or rather it has crawled out again. Out damn spot.
Not too many years ago I saw the movie Idiocracy. I was appalled and frightened by the stupidity of the characters. See it if you haven’t yet. I am now more than a little concerned we as a nation may be heading down a similar and but much less comedic path. I worry. Our children and grandchildren may be the “future”, but exactly what are we giving them? Can we possibly give them more than thoughts and prayers?
I am asking myself why am I, a child of the last century, so intent on making better the world when others care not? And while I consider myself damn smart I cannot answer, at least not yet.
I was so pleased to wake up and know that while I slept a tiny robot sucked up the unnecessary debris on the floor of my home. Perhaps tonight, while I dream a more powerful robot will come and vacuum up those who choose hate over love, greed over charity…for they are the unwelcome debris of humanity and those who follow us deserve better.